How to Apply

Application to the MARS-REERS program, whether the Columbia BA/MA program or stand-alone MA degree, is through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Both programs are administered by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.
Deadline for Fall Admission
Deadline for Spring Admission

MA Program: January 11th
(applications will be accepted until May 1st on a space-available basis)

BA/MA Program: April 24th
(current undergraduate Columbia students only)

MA Program: November 15th

Applications must include :

  • 10-15 page writing sample
  • Personal statement
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 recommendations
  • GRE scores *not required for 2021 admission
  • TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers

Applications are accepted online only.

For further inquiries, please call Rebecca Dalton at 212-854-6239.
  Address:  420 W 118th St 12th
Floor: MC 3345
New York, NY 10027
  Phone: 212.854.6239