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Programs and Departments

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale offers an extraordinarily wide range of top-quality programs leading to the highest degree in academia: the Doctor of Philosophy. En route to your doctorate, you may be awarded a Master of Philosophy, Master of Arts or Master of Science degree. Some programs award terminal master's degrees for those who choose not to pursue a doctoral degree. Please click on the fields that interest you for information specific to each department or program.

Combined Degrees - In some cases, you may pursue a combined Ph.D. with departments in related fields. 

Joint Degrees - The Graduate School also maintains joint degree programs with Yale's schools of Law (J.D./Ph.D. and J.D./M.A.), Management (Ph.D./M.B.A.), Medicine (M.D./Ph.D.), and Nursing (M.S.N./Ph.D). 

Certificates – The Graduate School offers several certificates that can be pursued while obtaining your Ph.D. There are two distinct types of certificates: academic program certificates and certificates in training.

Non-Degree Programs - It is possible to enroll in the Graduate School to take courses or conduct research without pursuing a formal degree. If this interests you, please review the available options through the Graduate School's Non-Degree Programs in the Division of Special Registration. 

Current students also have the opportunity to participate in a number of non-degree-granting programs, councils, and institutes at Yale.

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