Applying to Columbia University GSAPP

Firstly, be sure to check out the Admissions page for Columbia GSAPP, which covers the application process, including the steps, deadlines, and components of your application. You may also want to learn more about Columbia University. For Ph.D. candidates, also refer to the the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, which partners with programs to ensure a great and productive experience during graduate school.

For all students:

  • Our program does not require that you gain the support of a faculty member before your admittance, nor do you need a supervisor’s approval before applying.
  • Do our interests align? If so, I’m happy to chat with all prospective students interested in understanding how to engage in topics at the University.
  • Ann Forsyth has a great blog post on Planetizen about your statement of purpose (or that section on your admissions essay). Presenting your interests to others (and articulating them for yourself) clearly are among one of the most useful things any person interested in graduate education can do!

For PhD Applicants:

  • My colleague recommends the book Getting What you Came For by Robert Peters for excellent advice for navigating a Ph.D. from admissions to graduation. I also found Kelsky’s The Professor is In as a useful resource for my own navigation of the strange world of doctoral studies.