Graduate Policies, Procedures and Forms

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)' doctoral and master’s degree programs lie at the interfaces of engineering, the applied sciences, and technology.  SEAS brings the full resources of the University to bear to enable new discoveries and innovations.

In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of modern research, we do not have traditional academic departments and do not award degrees by specific research area. Instead, graduate students work toward a degree in one of seven subjects—Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computer Science, Computational Science & Engineering, Data Science, Design Engineering, and Engineering Sciences.

Review the panel on the right in order to find more detailed information on graduate policy, general guidelines, and logistical information on key areas of the graduate academic program. 

Confirmation Letters

If you need a letter verifying your status as a graduate student please contact the FAS Office of the Registrar.  For other letters please contact the SEAS Office of Academic Programs by email (  The letter will normally be ready in 2-3 business days, possibly longer during busy periods such as enrollment and graduation.