Instructional requirement for doctoral students

As part of the academic requirements for conferral of the degree, all students in the thirty Arts and Sciences Ph.D. programs must fulfill a one-year GSAS teaching requirement that must be completed within the first four years of residence (three years for students admitted with advanced standing) or before award of the M.Phil. degree, whichever should come first. Students are usually appointed as teaching fellows while they fulfill the requirement. It is expected that students will fulfill the instructional requirement in consecutive semesters of an academic year; exceptions based on compelling academic or professional reasons must be approved by the Office of the Dean.

Students who receive GSAS multiyear fellowships must typically teach for two more years as a condition of their fellowship support, as indicated in their official letter of admission from the dean of the graduate school.