Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

New Students

Welcome to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University, the oldest graduate school in North America. The Graduate School stands at the very heart of Yale’s mission as a university and has worked to extend and enrich the sense of community found individually within Yale’s departments and programs. Maintained on this website is a continually evolving portrait of the extraordinary breadth of Yale’s graduate programs and the exceptional services, activities and events that enhance graduate study and graduate student life at Yale.

All of us in the Graduate School wish you good fortune as you pursue your advanced degree, and we hope you will contact us if we can help you along the way. Graduate study is exhilarating and life-changing. For well over a century Yale has prepared men and women for truly extraordinary careers across many old, new and evolving disciplines. We invite you to use this website to enhance your knowledge of the Graduate School's programs and of Yale as a place of exciting living and learning.


Lynn Cooley
Dean, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
C. N. H. Long Professor of Genetics