2013–2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Introduction

Message from the Dean
Academic Calendar for 2013–14
Degree Calendar for 2013–14
Tentative Calendar for 2014–15

II. History and Organization

Harvard and Radcliffe and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Officers of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Administrative Board
Committee on Graduate Education
Graduate Policy Committee
Academic Council for Inter-Faculty PhD Programs
Degree Programs
Ad Hoc Degree Programs
AB-AM, AB-SM Programs

III. Admission to Degree Programs and Degree Requirements

Admission to Degree Programs
Application for Readmission
Degree Requirements
Commencement

IV. Non-Degree Status

Special Student Status
Visiting Fellow Status

V. Academic Information

Registrar’s Office
Transcripts and Statements
Registration Categories
Resident Students
Non-Resident Students
Withdrawal
Departmental Withdrawal Notice
Involuntary Leaves of Absence
Readmission
Financial Requirements for Readmission
Programs Offered in Conjunction with Other Faculties
MD-PhD Simultaneous Degree Program
Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) Program
JD/PhD Coordinated Program
Registration in Two Harvard Schools
Credit for Graduate Work Done Elsewhere
Harvard Summer School
Harvard Extension School
Registration for Resident Students
Cross-Registration into Courses Offered by Other Faculties
Exchange Scholar Program
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Variations in Program
Grade and Examination Requirements
Storm and Emergency Conditions
Privacy and Directory Information
Access to Student Records

VI. GSAS and Departmental Requirements

Common Requirements
Satisfactory Progress Requirements
Exceptions to the Requirements
Leave of Absence
Adjustment to Department G-Year
Dissertation Acceptance Certificate
G-10 Enrollment Cap
Departmental Requirements
Secondary Fields

VII. Regulations and Standards of Conduct

Governance
General Regulations
Resolution on Rights and Responsibilities
The Administrative Board of the Graduate School
The Student-Faculty Judicial Board
Commission of Inquiry

Academic Standards
Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism
Violation of Examination Rules
Submission of Written Work
Submission of the Same Work to More Than One Course
Exclusion from a Course

Campus Property
Use of Computers and Networks
Use of Computer and Network Facilities
Privacy of Electronic Information
Identification Cards
Library Policies

Intellectual Property, Patents, and Trademarks
Intellectual Property and Copyrighted Materials
Participation Agreement
Patents
Trademarks and “Use-of-Name” Regulations

Public and Personal Safety
Discrimination and Harassment
Obscene or Harassing Telephone Calls
Policies Regarding Drugs and Alcohol
Policies Regarding Hazing
Fire Safety Regulations and Emergency Procedures
Firearms, Explosives, Combustible Fuels, Firecrackers, and Dangerous Weapons

VIII. Financial Requirements 2013–14

Tuition and Fees
Tuition Requirements for GSAS Degree Candidates
Students Withdrawing Mid-Term
Harvard University Student Health Program
Payment of University Obligations
Dishonored Checks and E-Payments

IX. Financial Aid, Fellowships, and Prizes

General Information
Director of Fellowships
Teaching Fellowships
Regulations Regarding Employment
Prizes

X. Housing and Meals

GSAS Housing Services
University-Owned Housing
The Harvard Housing Office
The Open Market
Housing for Students Requiring Accommodations
Housing for Married Students or Students with Children
Meals

XI. Academic Resources

Departments
Office of the Registrar
Bureau of Study Counsel
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Office of Career Services
Director of Fellowships
The GSAS Writing Tutor
Libraries
Research Libraries Group (RLG)
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Museums
Computing at Harvard
Electronic Communication
GSAS Student Email Accounts
Departments of Instructional Media Services and the Language Resource Center
Office of Animal Resources
Committee on the Use of Human Subjects
Veterans’ Benefits

XII. Services and Programs

Organization of the Graduate School
GSAS Offices
Dudley House: The Graduate Student Center
Student Organizations in GSAS
Harvard Information Center / Harvard Gazette
Athletic Facilities
Accessible Education Office
Harvard University Health Services
International Office
University Ombudsman Office
Child Care
Harvard Spousal Benefits
Student Employment
Religious Activities
Harvard Chaplains and Harvard University Board of Ministry
Police Department
Passenger Transport Services
Parking

XIII. Harvard University Health Services

Harvard University Health Services
Urgent Care and Emergency Services
After Hours Urgent Care Clinic (AHUCC) HUHS
Primary Care Services
Stillman Infirmary
Patient Advocate
Behavioral Health and Academic Counseling Services (BHAC)
Mental Health Services
Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services
Bureau of Study Counsel
Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Center for Wellness
In Common
Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP)
Special Student Status
Visiting Fellow Status
Part-Time Students
Non-Resident Students
Withdrawal
Exchange Scholars
International Students
Graduating Students

XIV. Family Support and Benefits

Accommodation for Childbirth or Other Family Needs: Adjusting the Department G-Year
Harvard Spousal Benefits
Child Care
Doctoral/PhD Student Child Care Scholarship
Harvard University Student Health Program
Harvard Student Spouses and Partners Association (HSSPA)
GSAS Student-Parents Organization
Harvard International Office Resources

XV. Counseling Resources for Students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Resources at GSAS
In Common
Department of Behavioral Health and Academic Counseling
Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services
Bureau of Study Counsel
Mental Health Services
Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Harvard Chaplains
Accessible Education Office
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Office of Career Services

Print this Page