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All Harvard Admission Deadlines for 2021-22 Academic Year

From Harvard Business School to Havard College, here’s your one-stop shop for all Harvard admission deadlines and decision dates for academic year 2021-22

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Harvard Business School: HBS MBA

Submit Your Online Application by 12 noon Boston Time:

  • Round 1 : Sep 8, 2020
  • Round 2: Jan 5, 2021

The MBA Admissions Board Will Notify You About Its Decision by:

  • Round 1 : Dec 10, 2020
  • Round 2: Mar 30, 2021

The application dates for 2+2 applicants are:

  • 2+2 Round: Jun 01, 2020

The MBA Admissions Board Will Notify You About Its Decision by:

  • 2+2 Round: Passed

Source for Harvard admission deadlines: HBS application page

Harvard Kennedy School: HKS Master’s Program

Application deadline: Early December 2020
Decision letters are typically mailed by early April, 2021

HKS application page

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: SEAS

Please find the Harvard admission deadlines for SEAS below:

SEAS Undergraduate Program

  • Early Action Application Deadline: November 1, 2020
  • Early Action Decision Letters Mailed by: Mid-December, 2020
  • Regular Action Application Deadline: January 1, 2021
  • Decision letters mailed by: Late March, 2021

SEAS under-graduate admission page

SEAS Graduate Program

  • Application deadline for Ph.D., M.E., S.M., and A.B./S.M. Programs : December 15, 2020
  • Decision notifications are made by GSAS and SEAS: Mid February, 2021

SEAS graduate admission page

Harvard College

  • Early Action applicants application deadline: November 1, 2020
  • Regular Action application deadline: January 1, 2021
  • Regular Decision financial aid application deadline: February 1, 2021

Harvard College admission page

Notifications for admission decisions are sent by

Early Action applicants application: Mid-December, 2020
Regular Action applications: Late-March, 2021

Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences: GSAS

GSAS Harvard Admission Deadlines for Different Subject Areas

Applications are due on: December 1, December 15, or January 2, depending on your program of study, as follows:

  • African and African American Studies (PhD):  Dec 15, 2020
  • American Studies (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Anthropology Master of Arts (AM), (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Applied Mathematics SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Applied Physics SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Archaeology (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Astronomy (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Bioengineering SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Biological Sciences in Dental Medicine HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Biological Sciences in Public Health HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Biophysics HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Biostatistics (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Business Administration (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Business Economics (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Celtic Languages and Literatures (AM), (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Chemical Biology HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Chemical Physics (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • The Classics (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Comparative Literature (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Computational Science and Engineering SEAS Master of Science (SM), Master of Engineering (ME): Dec 15, 2020
  • Computer Science SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Data Science SEAS Master of Science (SM): Dec 15, 2020
  • Division of Medical Sciences (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • East Asian Languages and Civilizations (PhD): Dec 15, 2021
  • Economics (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Electrical Engineering SEAS Master of Science (SM), Master of Engineering (ME), (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences Master of Science (SM), Master of Engineering (ME),  (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • English (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Environmental Science and Engineering SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Film and Visual Studies (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Government (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Health Policy (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • History (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • History of Art and Architecture (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • History of Science (AM), (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Human Evolutionary Biology (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Immunology DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Inner Asian and Altaic Studies (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • International Relations (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Linguistics (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering SEAS (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Mathematics (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Middle Eastern Studies (AM), (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Music (AM), (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (AM), (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Neuroscience DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2019
  • Organismic and Evolutionary Biology HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Organizational Behavior (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Philosophy (PhD): Jan 2, 2020
  • Physics (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Political Economy and Government (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Political Science (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Population Health Sciences (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Psychology (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Public Policy (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Regional Studies–East Asia Master of Arts (AM): Dec 15, 2020
  • Regional Studies–Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia  Master of Arts (AM): Jan 4, 2021
  • Religion (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Romance Languages and Literatures (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures (PhD): Jan 4, 2021
  • Social Policy (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • Sociology (PhD): Dec 15, 2020
  • South Asian Studies Master of Arts (AM), (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Statistics (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Systems, Synthetic and Quantitative Biology HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020
  • Virology DMS HILS (PhD): Dec 1, 2020

GSAS degree programs deadlines

Harvard Divinity School

  • Application Deadline for Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Theology, and Special Student programs: To be announced
  • PhD application deadline: December 15, 2020 (Apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)

HDS application page

Harvard Graduate School of Design: GSD

Please find the Harvard admission deadlines for GSD below:

  • Application Deadline for Master of Architecture, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Landsacpe Architecture, Master of Architecture in Urban Design, Master of Landsacpe Architecture in Urban Design, and Doctor of Design: January 4, 2021
  • Application Deadline for Master in Design Studies: January 8, 2021
  • Application Deadline for Master in Design Engineering: January 15, 2021
  • GSD Financial Aid deadline: Early February, 2021

GSD admission page

Also read: How to Pay for Harvard as an International Student

Harvard Graduate School of Education: GSE

Application Deadlines

  • Ed.L.D.: To be announced 
  • Ph.D.: To be announced (Apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
  • Ed.M.: To be announced

GSE admissions page

Harvard Law School: HLS

Application Deadline for HLS Graduate Programs

  • LL.M. Program Deadline: December 1, 2020
  • S.J.D. Program Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher Program Deadline: April 15, 2021

HLS graduate program admission deadlines

J.D. Application Deadline

  • To be announced

HLS J.D. application page

Harvard Medical School: HMS

HMS Application Deadlines

  • Deadline to submit the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application: November 2, 2020
  • Deadline to submit HMS Supplemental Application: November 9, 2020
  • Deadline to submit transcripts to AMCAS: November 16, 2020

Notification of Decisions

Applicants selected for interview will be notified by the middle of January
All applicants will be notified of final decisions by the third week of March

HMS application deadline page

Harvard School of Dental Medicine: HSDM

  • Online application deadline: December 15, 2020; Apply through the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) AADSAS application service
  • Deadline for HSDM application fee: January 4, 2021
  • Complete application deadline: January 4, 2021

HSDM application page

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)

You can find the Harvard admission deadlines for different HSPH programs below:

  • Occupational and Environmental Residency Program (OEMR): October 15, 2020
  • MHCM priority deadline, MPH, MPH-Epidemiology (online/on-campus), SM, DrPH, PhD in Biological Sciences, PhD in Biostatistics, PhD in Population Health Sciences: December 01, 2020
  • Biological Sciences in Public Health (BPH): December 1, 2020
  • PhD in Health Policy: December 15, 2020
  • Global Health Delivery Intensive, Program in Clinical Effectiveness non-degree deadline: February 1, 2020 (Preferred deadline January 15, 2020)
  • MHCM final deadline: February 15, 2021 (Priority application deadline : December 1, 2020)
  • Global Infectious Diseases Summer Program and Summer Session for Public Health Studies non-degree deadline: March 1, 2021

Deadlines for 2021-22 to be updated

HSPH admission deadlines page

For any other programs, please find updated requirements & Harvard admission deadlines here on the Harvard official pages.

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