Information for Graduate Students

Graduate Admissions

Information about the Yale University application process can be found at the Yale University Office of Graduate Admissions.  This site also provides information for prospective and new students to Yale University.

Financial Aid

Information about financial aid, student loans, and tuition and living costs, can be found at the Yale University Office of Financial Aid.

International Students

For more general information regarding admissions for international students and fellowship opportunities, please visit the Yale and the World admissions page. In addition, information regarding services for international students can be found at the  Office of International Students and Scholars.

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Academic Bulletin

Official Yale University academic programs and policies information is available on the online Graduate School Academic Bulletin.

Student Information Systems

The Student Information Systems (SIS) website provides students with a gateway to various applications including eBill-ePay, Banner Web, Online Course Selection (OCS), and Online Course Information (OCI).

McDougal Center

The McDougal Center has services and facilities designed specifically for graduate students. Created in 1997 through a generous gift from Alfred McDougal ’53 and his wife Nancy Lauter, its mission extends beyond the walls of HGS throughout Yale and New Haven. The Center is a great physical space, with the neo-gothic Common Room and Blue Dog Café, meeting rooms, a children’s play area and family resource room, a computer cluster, and offices for the Graduate Student Assembly and the McDougal staff and fellows.

Graduate Student Life

Graduate Student Life offers programs, services and resources to foster a sense of community among students in the Graduate School.  Throughout the year, the directors, staff and student fellows organize programs within the McDougal Center, across  campus and in New Haven. Along with a wide variety of social events, Graduate Student Life plans arts, music, sports, religious, spiritual and wellness events; family-oriented and international student activities; and public service opportunities.

Graduate Writing Lab

The Graduate Writing Lab helps graduate students become prolific and successful academic writers. It offers assistance through academic writing workshops, panels with invited speakers and individual consultations between students and writing tutors. Its staff works with faculty and students of all departments to understand and address their specific disciplinary cultures. 

Graduate Student Groups

The Office of Graduate Student Life advises and supports graduate student organizations which are intellectual, cultural, multicultural, social, special-interest, interdepartmental or cross-school and which attempt to appeal as broadly as possible across the graduate and professional student body.  

Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning was created in 2014 to support students and faculty across the campus. In alignment with President Salovey’s goal of creating a “more unified Yale,” the new center consolidates the various teaching, tutoring, writing and technology-enabled learning programs distributed across the University. The Center will support effective course design and promote evidence-based teaching methods for university instructors, including faculty and teaching assistants. The Center will support student learning and provide opportunities for students and postdoctoral scholars throughout the University to develop as teachers, mentors and leaders. Professor Scott Strobel has been appointed Deputy Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Jennifer Frederick was appointed Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. The creation of this new center emphasizes the importance of Yale’s educational mission, and we look forward to working with our campus partners to cultivate teaching and learning excellence.

Career Development

Jackson Institute Career Services at the MacMillan Center provides resources and programs for students across Yale, including advising and application review, mock interviewing opportunities, and networking and career building workshops.

Office of  Career Strategy

The Yale Office of Career Strategy (OCS) supports Yale graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and postdoctoral scholars exploring non-academic careers. Our office has a staff of 18 who work together to help Yale College and GSAS students, Yale postdoctoral scholars, and alumni achieve their career goals.   We can assist with every stage of the process so that you have the tools to define your career plan and take control of it.