AB/SM Information

Harvard College students are eligible to apply for an AB/SM degree program in any area of SEAS, excluding the Masters in Design Engineering (MDE), Data Science, and MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences programs. Applications to the AB/SM program must be submitted in the Fall term of the student’s junior year. Each applicant must submit a complete application to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).

Important: We do not offer an SB/SM degree program. 

SEAS SM programs are almost entirely composed of 200-level technical courses, most of which require significant background in the subject. While the AB/SM program itself does not have specific prerequisites, in order to be considered for admission to the SM program applicants will need to demonstrate that they have gained sufficient prior knowledge, attained through pre-requisite courses or equivalent demonstrable experience. Specifically, success in 200-level courses, or 100-level courses which are prerequisites for 200-level courses, in the chosen degree subject will be taken as evidence of adequate preparation for admission into the SM.

The AB/SM is for currently enrolled Harvard College students only. Follow this link for more information about the AB/SM program including SM degree requirements, the application process, and virtual information sessions.