How to Apply

Apply to the Neuroscience Program through online application for The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Learn more about the application process at the DMS Admissions page. Please complete your application well in advance of the deadline to avoid uploading problems.


General questions can be directed to Program-specific admissions questions should be directed to


Application Requirements

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE General Test) scores are no longer required.
  • Specific subject tests are not required.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Transcripts from all of your academic institutions.

  • The iBT TOEFL or IELTS Academic is required for applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a bachelor's degree from an English-language institution.


Selecting the Neuroscience Program on the GSAS Application


After starting a GSAS application, click on the Continue button until you see the following with a page list on the left-hand side. Click on "Degree Program Selection" in order to choose Neuroscience as your program.



Once on the Degree Programs Selection page, select "Division of Medical Sciences" as your program from the drop down menu.



Then select "Neuroscience" as your subject from the drop down list.



From this point you should complete the rest of the GSAS application. Make sure to have scanned documents ready to upload when prompted. For additional help with the GSAS Application, click here.


The application for Fall 2021 matriculation is now open. Please click here to apply.

The application deadline is December 1, 2020 at 5:00pm Eastern time. 

In order to apply to one of the six programs within the Division of Medical Sciences:

  1. Select "Division of Medical Sciences" from the program selection drop down menu
  2. Select from the subject drop down the Ph.D. subject for which you are applying:
    • Bioinformatics & Integrative Genomics (BIG)
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS)
    • Immunology
    • Neuroscience
    • Speech & Hearing Bioscience Technology
    • Virology


DMS Admissions Office

DMS Student Affairs Office

Harvard Medical School

TMEC 435
260 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Tel: (617) 432-0162



What is considered a completed Application

Items uploaded to the online application:

  • Completed online application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV
  • GRE Scores optional
  • TOEFL Scores (if applicable) - student copy
  • Transcripts
  • Certificates & other pertinent information (if applicable)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • $105 application Fee



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