Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences | Diversity Preview Days 2018
September 21-22, 2018
The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences invites promising, highly qualified, prospective graduate students from diverse backgrounds and experiences to explore graduate programs offered at Yale University.
Yale has long thrived on diversity. Yale was not only the first university in North America to award PhD degrees (in 1861), but it was also the first university in North America to award a PhD to an African American, Edward Alexander Bouchet, in the field of Physics in 1876. It is equally noteworthy that with the formal establishment of the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1892 (from the Department of Philosophy and the Arts established in 1847), women were also admitted as candidates for the doctorate. In 1894 Elizabeth Deering Hanscom was among the first seven women to earn the PhD at Yale.
Who is eligible to participate?
- Applicants must be recent graduates or seniors who should graduate no later than Summer 2019, and anticipate enrollment in graduate school in Fall 2019
- Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents
- Demonstrate serious consideration to be enrolled in a Yale University PhD program
- Students who are African American or Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, OR who participated in a McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, OR who are first-generation college students who participated in Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunities Centers, or similar programs, are strongly encouraged to apply.
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