SHOULD I HAVE A PLAN OF STUDY AND AN ADVISER IN MIND?

Some students come in with a specific plan of study, but some do not. After your first month of classes, you will probably have a much clearer idea of what you want to research and with whom you want to work.

In the meantime, as you prepare your application, we recommend reading about the bios of professors at Columbia whose work interests you. Thesis advisors (one eternal to OHMA and one outside our department) are chosen by the end of the fall semester.