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Graduate Dates and Deadlines

Dates and Deadlines

If you are interested in applying to the MCO Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the online application portal will be available for Fall 2020 admission in late August or early September 2019. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to compile application materials well in advance of the deadline. This includes registering for and taking the GRE (and TOEFL if relevant) as well as contacting individuals from whom you will be requesting a letter of recommendation. Prospective applicants should complete and submit their online application well in advance of the posted deadline. The deadline for Fall 2020 admissions is December 1, 2019. Please click here for more information and to begin your application to the MCO Graduate Program.

The Admissions Committee typically reviews applications during December and early January, and selected applicants are invited to participate in a program open house and interviews with faculty on our Cambridge campus. Those selected for an interview will be notified of the dates of their visit as soon as possible after the admissions committee makes its determinations. The MCO Open House and interview program dates for 2019 admission are:


While campus visits provide an opportunity to tour the department and facilities and meet with faculty and current graduate students, they also allow prospective students to experience first-hand what the Cambridge and Boston area has to offer. Highly qualified applicants residing in other countries and for whom a visit would not be possible may be selected for an interview via Skype or telephone.