The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) is one of the 14 schools that comprise Yale University, a world-class research institution based in New Haven, Connecticut. In addition to GSAS, the university is home to Yale College and 13 professional schools. At GSAS, we draw on the resources of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) as well as the professional schools in order to prepare students to become the scholars, researchers, professors, and leaders of tomorrow. The Graduate School’s programs and resources exist to enable our students to achieve their academic, intellectual, and professional goals.
GSAS confers Ph.D., M.A., M.S., and M.Phil. degrees in more than 50 academic programs.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is a community that includes:
- our graduate students
- faculty who have appointments in the Graduate School
- more than 50 departments and programs that confer degrees through the Graduate School
- staff members and administrators in the Graduate School Dean’s Office
What Does the Dean’s Office Do?
The Dean’s Office provides centralized support for students and faculty of the Graduate School and its many academic, pre-professional, social, and cultural programs. We set and administer Graduate School policy, steward and distribute University resources, advocate for the needs of graduate students, and provide leadership to advance the mission and strategic direction of the Graduate School.
Our mission, goals, and expectations can be found in the Programs and Policies handbook of the Graduate School.
Graduate education is always evolving, and we strive to keep pace with the changing needs of our students and faculty. In recent years, we have successfully created many new initiatives, including:
- Family Support Policy
- Dean’s Emergency Fund
- Guide to Advising Process for Faculty and Students
- Transitions First-Year Experience
- Diversity Preview Days
- Annual meetings with doctoral programs to discuss the current state of the program and conduct a Graduate Program Review
- A comprehensive overview of Program Statistics, including admissions and career outcomes
- Ask the Dean
We work with offices and organizations across Yale University. Our success depends on productive partnerships with the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA), the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), the Yale faculty, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, the Office of International Students and Scholars, the University Registrar’s Office, and many more.
Support for Current Students
As a graduate student, you interact most directly with the professors, staff, and fellow students in your program. These and other Advisers & Mentors are here to support you throughout your studies.
The Dean’s Office is also here to help you. If you have questions about a policy or aren’t sure where to turn for guidance, ask us. Our Staff Directory will help you contact the person best able to assist you.
Support for Departments, Programs, and Faculty
The Dean’s Office provides centralized support and services to our faculty and all our programs. The Staff Directory can help you identify whom to contact for assistance.
Support for Prospective Students
If you are interested in attending Yale and joining our community, we invite you to learn more about our Programs & Departments and Admissions Process on our website. You will find answers to many of your questions there.
If you need further information, please contact our admissions staff for assistance.
Please browse our website to learn more about us. You’ll find useful information here.