Academic and Student Affairs


All M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. students should familiarize themselves with and follow the regulations of the University, the Graduate School, and their individual programs of study. Please be aware that lack of knowledge about University, GSAS and/or departmental rules and policies does not excuse students who fail to comply with these regulations.

Although the degree and academic requirements in place normally will not change within any given academic year, other GSAS policies are reviewed and updated regularly. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make changes at any time. To be certain of a GSAS rule or policy, please contact or call 212-854-2861.

Columbia University admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students in the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, citizenship status, marital status, or Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loans programs, and athletic or other University-administered program.

Columbia University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from unlawful discrimination and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members. It does not discriminate against or permit harassment of applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin, age, alienage and citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or any other legally protected status.

Nothing in these policies shall abridge academic freedom or the University's educational mission. Prohibitions against discrimination and harassment do not extend to statements or written materials that are germane to classroom subject matter.

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