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For questions regarding deadlines and the application process for the PhD in Political Economy and Government, please visit the GSAS Office of Admissions.
Approximately 150 applications are anticipated. Four students will be accepted.
There are no part-time or distance learning options. All course work must be completed in residence full-time at Harvard.
No. The PhD in Political Economy and Government application deadline is January 2, 2014, 5pm EST. The PhD in Public Policy application deadline is December 2, 2013, 5pm EST.
The average time to completion is 5.5 years. We do not accept transfer credits from other programs toward the PhD.
A full course is a year-long course that meets several times a week. (There are only a few such courses, all of which are taught at the undergraduate level.) A half-course is a semester course that meets several times a week. (This is the standard structure for a Harvard course.) Note: Some half-courses are taught over the entire academic year. These courses must be taken for the full year in order to get half-course credit.
No. The Standing Committee will assign advisors after admissions decisions have been finalized.
No. Once admitted, degree candidates must remain on the same academic track.
A minimum of three years in residence is required.
The TOEFL is NOT required of PEG applicants if the applicant holds a bachelor's degree from a University where English is the language of instruction. The TOEFL is required if an applicant only holds a masters degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
Applicants who need to demonstrate English proficiency must take the TOEFL IBT test and score at or above 103-104.
No. Applicants to the PEG program may not present the GMAT.
GRE and TOEFL scores should be sent to GSAS using ETS code 3451; ETS department codes may be found here.