Preview Days 2020
September 24-26, 2020*
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.
*Dates pending guidance on travel and other restrictions
DIVERSITY PREVIEW DAYS 2020 APPLICATION
Who is eligible to participate?
- Applicants must be recent graduates or seniors who should graduate no later than Summer 2021, and anticipate enrollment in graduate school in Fall 2021
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the cost of the program?
A. Application to participate in Yale Diversity Preview Days is free, and all expenses (accommodation, meals and transportation) are covered by Yale University.
Q. Should I apply to Yale Diversity Preview Days 2020 if I am currently a Sophomore?
A. Unfortunately, due to space constraints, we are only accepting applications from students graduating this year or students who should graduate no later than Summer 2021, and anticipate enrollment in graduate school in Fall 2021.
Q. Can students from Puerto Rico or Hawaii apply?
A. We welcome participation from students residing in Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
Q. When is the application deadline?
A. The deadline for applications for Diversity Preview Days 2020 is June 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.
Q. I am interested in pursuing an MD, JD, or another professional degree, can I still apply?
A. Unfortunately, the Diversity Preview Days initiative is intended for students with an interest in enrolling in a PhD program at the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Find out about our Programs and Departments.
Q. Where can I apply?
A. Diversity Preview Days 2020 Application
For other questions, please contact Dr. Denzil A. Streete, Assistant Dean of Diversity at email@example.com.