The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, one of 14 schools that comprise Yale University, offers programs in 73 different academic disciplines that lead to M.A., M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees. Students come from all over the globe to study and conduct original research in Yale’s extraordinary libraries, laboratories, and collections.
The Graduate School is a place where your academic curiosity and the life of the mind can flourish. In order to maintain this haven for your unfettered intellectual inquiry, the Office of the Dean provides leadership in reviewing academic programs, promoting strong mentoring relationships among students and faculty, developing opportunities for the professional development of graduate students, and fostering an environment of academic integrity. The academic deans of the Graduate School are responsible for the administration of graduate programs, normally in consultation with the directors of graduate studies [DGS], and for the academic and personal well-being of students. They participate in decisions regarding admissions, financial aid, academic performance, and the application of the regulations and policies of the Graduate School. A student with concerns about any of these issues that cannot be addressed by his or her DGS or departmental registrar should make an appointment with the academic dean who oversees his or her department.
The academic associate and assistant deans of the Graduate School are responsible for the administration of graduate programs, normally in consultation with the Directors of Graduate Studies. They oversee academic performance and the regulations and policies of the Graduate School, conduct various fellowship competitions, and coordinate admissions and financial aid.