The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is where scholarship and innovation meet, where ideas are challenged and theories developed, where new knowledge is created, and where scholars emerge.

GSAS is a place of intellectual excitement and collegiality. The work that goes on here reaches across disciplinary boundaries to make the resources of the University accessible to students. If you are interested in graduate study at Harvard, I urge you to visit the Admissions section of this site and learn about our many programs. GSAS consists of 56 degree-granting departments, divisions, and committees across all disciplines, awarding the PhD and a select number of terminal master's degrees. Although most of these degrees are administered within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, many are interfaculty degrees, linking the Graduate School and its students with other Harvard schools, such as the Law School, Medical School, Business School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

If you are a student with us, I hope that you will keep us apprised as to how we can continue to help guide your educational and professional development.

If you are an alumna or alumnus, we hope you’ll keep in touch with us and that we’ll see you at one of our many alumni events.

We are proud of our exceptional students, faculty, and alumni, who are so much a part of this dynamic global community of thinkers, scholars, and leaders.


Xiao-Li Meng, PhD '90
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics