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Columbia University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

New York, NY

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Overview

Columbia University / Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is located in New York, NY, in an urban setting.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science
Master of Arts (MA) Ecology, evolution and environmental biology Conservation biology
Master of Arts (MA) Political science
Master of Arts (MA) Islamic studies
Master of Arts (MA) Conservation biology
Master of Arts (MA) Anthropology
Master of Arts (MA) East Asian languages and cultures
Master of Arts (MA) Sociology
Master of Arts (MA) Jewish studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Anthropology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology, evolution, and environmental biology Ecology and evolutionary biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology, evolution, and environmental biology Evolutionary primatology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Italian
Master of Arts (MA) American studies
Master of Arts (MA) Biotechnology
Master of Arts (MA) History and literature
Master of Arts (MA) Italian
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sociology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Master of Arts (MA) Classical studies
Master of Arts (MA) Global French studies
Master of Arts (MA) Modern European studies
Master of Arts (MA) Oral history
Master of Arts (MA) Philosophy
Master of Arts (MA) Human rights studies
Master of Arts (MA) Modern art: critical and curatorial studies
Master of Arts (MA) Quantitative methods in the social sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Slavic languages
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Theatre
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English and comparative literature
Master of Arts (MA) French and Romance philology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Psychology
Master of Arts (MA) Philosophical foundations of physics
Master of Arts (MA) Slavic languages
Master of Arts (MA) Global thought
Master of Arts (MA) Russian translation
Master of Arts (MA) Hispanic cultural studies
Master of Arts (MA) Japanese pedagogy
Master of Arts (MA) English and comparative literature
Master of Arts (MA) Germanic languages
Master of Arts (MA) Medieval and Renaissance studies
Master of Arts (MA) Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African studies
Master of Arts (MA) Museum anthropology
Master of Arts (MA) Slavic cultures
Master of Arts (MA) Latin America and the Caribbean: regional studies
Master of Arts (MA) Economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth and environmental sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) French and Romance philology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astronomy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences
Master of Arts (MA) Climate and society
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Classical studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Classics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mathematics
Master of Arts (MA) East Asia: regional studies
Master of Arts (MA) Religion
Master of Arts (MA) Russia, Eurasia and East Europe: regional studies
Master of Arts (MA) South Asian studies
Master of Arts (MA) Statistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Statistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Art history and archaeology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Germanic languages
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Latin American and Iberian cultures
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Music
Master of Arts (MA) African-American studies
Master of Arts (MA) Art history and archaeology
Master of Arts (MA) Classics
Master of Arts (MA) Mathematics Finance
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Religion
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) East Asian languages and cultures

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1262
Doctoral Degrees 363

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (for some programs)
Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (for some programs)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Varies
Comp Exam Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14,545
Applied
3,591
Accepted
1,429
Enrolled
25%

Applying

115
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (for some programs)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (for some programs)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships
Tuition waivers for student who do not receive fellowships or assistantships
Career or field-related internships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

3,714
Total Graduate Students
55%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.96%
Black or African American 2.96%
White or Caucasian 28%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 11.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.16%
Two or more races 4.85%
Unknown 57.62%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Location & Contact

Address 109 Low Memorial Library
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY  10027
United States
Contact Dr. Carlos J. Alonso
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Vice President for Graduate Education
Email: gsas-dean@columbia.edu
Phone: 212-854-2861

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