Admissions Policies

To be eligible for admission, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree by the date in which they enroll at the Graduate School.

Applicants who hold American doctorates or their international equivalents in the same or similar fields as those to which they propose to apply, or who have completed most of the work required to earn the PhD elsewhere, are not eligible for admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants who hold American master's degrees or their international equivalents in the same or similar fields as those to which they propose to apply, or who have completed most of the work required to earn the MA elsewhere, are not eligible for admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants may submit the application up until 11:59 p.m. of the day on which their program's application deadline falls.

In order to receive a degree from a particular program, applicants must be formally admitted to that program. Students may not pursue a degree in more than one program concurrently.

Only the Dean of the Graduate School has the authority to make an offer of admission.

Columbia University is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from unlawful discrimination. Read the Notice of Non-Discrimination.

Reapplying

Applicants denied admission may reapply in a subsequent year if further training or experience is presented to strengthen the application. However, applicants who have submitted three (3) applications to a single department or program without being offered admission may not reapply to the same program.

Office of Admissions Mailing Address

Please note: only applicants who are admitted should send materials (i.e., official transcripts) by mail to the Office of Admissions. Unofficial transcripts and other supplemental application materials should be uploaded through the online application system.

GSAS Office of Admissions
Columbia University 
107 Low Library, MC 4303
535 West 116th Street 
New York, NY 10027