Students with bachelor’s degrees in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering are invited to apply for admission.
When applying, select “Engineering and Applied Sciences” as your program choice and your degree and area of interest in the Area of Study menu. You must complete the Supplemental SEAS Application Form as part of the online application process. Please read the form carefully and indicate your specific interests only in the area to which you are applying.
Harvard College students with advanced standing may work toward one-year master’s programs in applied math, applied physics, computational science and engineering, computer science, and engineering sciences by contacting the Harvard College advanced standing advisor.
Those interested in learning more about specific program requirements should consult the GSAS Student Handbook.
Online application form and fee payment ($105)
Transcripts uploaded to the application
Letters of recommendation
Statement of purpose
GRE (not required by applicants to the Department of Astronomy program)
Demonstration of English proficiency, where required
Writing sample, where required
GSAS may request additional academic documents, as needed.
Computational Science and Engineering is an area of study within the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prospective students apply through GSAS; in the online application, select “Engineering and Applied Sciences” as your program choice and select "SM ME Computational Science and Engineering" in the Area of Study menu.
Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is an exciting and rapidly evolving field that exploits the power of computation as an approach to major challenges on the frontiers of natural and social science and all engineering fields. In keeping with Harvard’s emphasis on foundational knowledge, CSE degree programs focus on cross-cutting mathematical and computational principles important across disciplines.