Mid-December 2016, official date will be listed by September 1, 2016 when the application for 17-18 goes live on the GSAS website. Please continue to check both this website and the GSAS website for more updates.
Transcripts should be uploaded directly to your online application. Test scores must be sent directly to the Admissions Office of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and should not be sent to the department. All supporting documents must be uploaded to the application prior to its being submitted. Official test scores must be ordered directly from ETS and sent to code 3451.
All applicants are required to take the GRE General Test. Applicants whose native language is other than English and who do not hold the equivalent of a US Bachelor's degree from an institution at which English is the language of instruction are required to submit TOEFL scores.
Yes. Adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission. Applicants whose native language is other than English and who do not hold the equivalent of a US Bachelor's degree from an institution at which English is the language of instruction are required to submit TOEFL scores.
Candidates should submit only one 15–20 page paper, in 12-point type, double-spaced throughout, and with normal margins. The writing sample must be an example of critical writing (rather than creative writing) on a subject directly related to film, performance and/or visual studies. Applicants should not send longer papers with instructions to read an excerpt or excerpts, but should themselves edit the sample so that they submit only up to 20 pages.
Yes. You can take courses under the special student status. For more information on this status and how to apply for it, please visit the Categories of Admission page on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website (be sure to scroll down to the section labeled Special Student Status).
After completion of one term in a PhD program in the Graduate School, students who have done graduate work elsewhere may petition their departments for a maximum of one year's academic credit. Departments will generally give credit for courses equivalent to those offered by Harvard. No financial credit toward tuition is given.