As a graduate student, you aspire to learn material at a deeper level than you encountered in your undergraduate studies. Perhaps you want to contribute new knowledge to your field, do research that will impact public policy, or give back to your community through teaching. Whatever brings you here, and whatever your background or identity, Yale can help you achieve your goals.
Our mission at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is to educate graduate students to seek answers to life's most challenging questions. We are a community of individuals from many different backgrounds, and we recognize that a diverse student body and faculty enhance every aspect of our community. All races, genders, abilities, citizenships, and identities are welcome here.
The staff and fellows of the Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD) are invested in maintaining a caring and inclusive community in support of diversity and inclusion. We work collaboratively and proactively with every department or program to support students' needs, and we are eager to work with you to make your experience here personally and academically enriching. We encourage you to take full advantage of the programs that OGSDD provides.
For Current Students — Resources and Support
Here are some of the programs you might find useful:
- the Transitions Program for newly entering students;
- advising sessions, either with the OGSDD Sr. Associate Dean or Assistant Dean or with trained graduate student fellows, to discuss your academic progress or other issues that concern you;
- the Dean's Emerging Scholars Initiative, which provides programming and funding opportunities;
- a 4-Tiered Mentoring Program, connecting graduate students with undergraduates, post-docs, and faculty;
- Social Justice Workshops on contemporary issues;
- the Edward A. Bouchet Conference, named after the first self-identified African American to earn a doctorate from an American university. He earned his Ph.D. at Yale in 1876.
For Prospective Students - Resources and Outreach
If you are thinking of applying to Yale's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, here are some things to do that will help you decide if Yale is a good fit for you and enable you to put together a strong application.
- Apply to visit us during Preview Days in the fall.
- Meet us at a college campus or graduate school fair.
- Log into a virtual information session to learn more about graduate admissions.
- Apply for the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program, a year-long program for aspiring Ph.D. students.
- Explore a position in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.
If you are ready to apply, the Ph.D./Master's Application Process site has everything you will need, including information on deadlines, required materials, and application fee waivers.
We value our extraordinary community of diverse students. If you would like to join us, please apply!