Yale University works hard to support graduate students throughout their Ph.D. programs. With very few exceptions, Yale offers a full funding package for all incoming Ph.D. students for a minimum of five years, with many students newly eligible for a sixth year of funding in FAS programs. The package includes a full tuition and generous annual stipend. In 2016-2017, Yale's minimum stipend is $29,650. The stipend has increased by more than 158% since the 2000-2001 academic year, when full funding was provided for all doctoral students, and the minimum stipend was $11,500. Throughout the unique program of study crafted by a graduate student and his or her faculty advisers, the University’s goal is to provide support that allows students to focus on their scholarship, successfully complete their education, and find rewarding careers.
 Law – 3 years, Investigative Medicine - 4 years, Public Health – 4 years