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How to Apply to SEAS Graduate Programs
Students interested in the Master in Design Engineering with the Harvard Graduate School of Design will find information about applying to that program here.
Students interested in the MS/MBA program offered jointly with Harvard Business School will find information about applying to that program here.
We do not offer rolling admissions to our Ph.D., M.E., S.M., or A.B./S.M. programs. All students begin graduate study in the fall term only.
Students with bachelor's degrees in the natural or quantitative sciences, mathematics, or engineering are invited to apply for admission. Applications from minorities and women are particularly welcome.
All students admitted to our Ph.D. program receive full financial support. This includes tuition, fees, and a cost-of living stipend.
If you have basic questions about the application process see:
SEAS-Specific Questions: If you have any additional questions about admissions to graduate programs at SEAS, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Admissions Questions: Please call GSAS by phone between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday through Friday, at 617.496.6100 or via email at email@example.com.
Admissions Timeline for Ph.D., M.E., S.M., and A.B./S.M. Programs
(Note: The Master in Design Engineering and the MS/MBA have different deadlines and timetables.)
|September||GSAS Application becomes available|
|December 15th||SEAS Application Deadline (by 5 p.m. EST)|
|Mid-Late December||Review of applications begins|
|January||Review of applications continues|
|Early February||Review of applications continues|
|Mid February||Decision notifications are made by GSAS and SEAS|
|April 15||Reply/Decision date for admitted students|
- Students seeking the Ph.D., M.E., S.M., or A.B./S.M. submit an online GSAS application by selecting program "Engineering and Applied Sciences."
The application deadline is December 15th (5:00 p.m. EST).
- Students seeking the Master in Design Engineering (MDE) apply through the Graduate School of Design.
- Students seeking the MS/MBA, offered jointly with Harvard Business School (HBS), apply through HBS.
- Non-degree seeking students (Special Students) and those wishing to apply for Visiting Fellow status apply directly to GSAS.
SEAS and GSAS require electronic submission of the entire application, including letters of recommendation and transcripts.
SEAS does not require an interview as part of the application process and we cannot offer applicants the opportunity for in person interview with the admissions staff. Attending a SEAS Ph.D. admissions information session is the best way to have your questions answered in person. More information about our information sessions can be found here.