Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • Dr. Carlos J. Alonso, Dean and Vice President for Graduate Education
    Renée Schwarz, Director of Admissions Operations

    Although most students apply directly to PhD programs, many departments offer non-sequential MA programs. All PhD degrees awarded by Columbia University are granted by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

    MA only: African-American Studies, American Studies, Biotechnology, Climate & Society, Computer Science, Dental Sciences, East Asia: Regional Studies; Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology; European History, Politics, and Society; Global Thought, History & Literature, Human Rights Studies, Islamic Studies, Islamic Studies and Muslim Cultures (MA with the Aga Khan University Institute for Muslim Civilizations in London), Japanese Pedagogy, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Latin America & the Caribbean: Regional Studies, Latin American and Iberian Cultures with a concentration in Hispanic Cultural Studies, Mathematics (with specialization in Mathematics in Finance), Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Modern Art: Critical & Curatorial Studies, Modern European Studies, Museum Anthropology, Oral History, Philosophical Foundations of Physics, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences; Russia, Eurasia, & Eastern Europe: Regional Studies; Russian Translation, South Asian Studies

    MA and PhD: Anthropology, Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics, Art History & Archaeology, Classical Studies, Classics, East Asian Languages & Cultures, English & Comparative Literature, French & Romance Philology, Germanic Languages, History, Italian; Middle Eastern, South Asian, & African Studies; Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Slavic Cultures, Slavic Languages, Sociology, Statistics

    PhD only: Architecture, Astronomy, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, Business, Cell Biology; Cellular, Molecular, & Biomedical Studies; Chemical Engineering, Chemical Physics, Chemistry, Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Communications, Earth & Environmental Engineering, Earth & Environmental Sciences; Ecology, Evolution, & Environmental Biology; Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Genetics & Development, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Latin American & Iberian Cultures, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering; Microbiology, Immunology & Infection; Music, Neurobiology & Behavior, Nutritional & Metabolic Biology, Nursing, Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology & Molecular Signaling, Physics, Psychology, Social Work, Sociomedical Sciences, Sustainable Development, Theatre, Urban Planning

    Dual-degree programs: International & World History (MA/MS); JD/PhD; MD/PhD; Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (MA/MPA), Religion-Journalism (MA/MS)

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