Prospective Students


Find below a list of pages frequently viewed by prospective GSAS students. Please also refer to the Degree Programs section.

Key Contacts

Office of Admissions
107 Low Library, MC 4303
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
[email protected]
(212) 854-6729

Before contacting the GSAS Office of Admissions, please first read our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Quick Links


View an overview of the admissions process and resources for prospective students.

GSAS Application FAQ

The 2024 GSAS application is now closed. Please check back in September to access the 2025 online application.

Requirements & Resources for International Applicants

Learn about the tax rules that apply to international graduate students.

Visiting Columbia

Visitors interested in graduate study should contact the department directly for more information about the program and departmental tours.

MA Programs

GSAS administers forty-three master's programs.

PhD Programs

GSAS administers thirty PhD programs and confers the degrees for thirty-two others.

Dual Degree & Certificate Programs

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers a number of dual-degree programs in partnership with other schools at Columbia or outside institutions.

GSAS at a Glance

Learn about the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences through these facts and figures.


At GSAS, diversity is an academic value, one that is marker of institutional excellence as well as a benchmark of innovation for our research, programming, and student environment.

Financing Your Education

Learn about financial aid resources, fellowship opportunities, and more.