Yale University

The International Room at Sterling Library.

The International Room at Sterling Library, Yale University

Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Yale's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1847 and awarded the first Ph.D. to be earned in the United States.Today, over one-third of its approximately 2,000 students are from outside the United States, and its distinguished faculty are engaged in collaborations and research in all corners of the world.

International Students

The McDougal Graduate Student Center, which is located in the Hall of Graduate Studies, hosts Graduate School events and is a popular place to study and meet friends for coffee. Over one-third of the students in the Graduate School are from outside the United States.


Faculty Scholarship

The range of faculty scholarship on international topics is remarkable. The sample here of publications bysenior faculty only suggests the breadth and extent of their contributions.

  Faculty books.

Student Research Abroad

Yale graduate students conduct research at an array of institutions and locations while preparing their dissertations. All Ph.D. candidates receive a fellowship covering the full cost of tuition as well as a generous stipend that may be used to cover living expenses and fund summer research. Additional sources of financial support are also available.

For example, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale provides research funding to some Ph.D. candidates. Students in the master's programs in the International Relations and African, East Asian, and European and Russian Studies offered by the MacMillan Center often travel abroad. The wide range of topics researched by graduate students is evident in the examples of research projects listed here.

  • Archeological Exploration at the Site of El Achiotal, Petén, Guatemala
  • Archeological Investigations into the Early Social Complexity of the Niger Bend: Excavations at Tumbouze Village (9 km southeast of Timbuktu)
  • Assessing Carbon Dynamics in Bornean Peat Swamp Forests: Effects of Degradation, Fire, and Conversion
  • Assessment of Mass Deworming in Managing Schistomiasis and Worms: Practical Experience from Mbola, Tanzania
  • Biomarker Climate Records of the Classic Maya Collapse
  • Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
  • A Checkpoint Effect? How Travel Restrictions in the West Bank Influence Palestinian Political Preferences
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction for Island Communities Focus: Indonesia in a High CO2 World
  • A comparison of Herbivore Damage Among Native TreeSpecies in Mixed and Pure Forest Plantations in Central Panama
  • Economic Policy in Brazil: External Partnerships and Domestic Business Environment
  • Historians of Empire and Imperial History in Britain, 1880—1935
  • A House Divided: Exploring Mexico’s Energy Policy Debate
  • Metal Recovery from E-Waste in Indonesia: Potential and Limitations, the Example of Personal Computers
  • Participation Paradox: Financial Modernization and Patterns of Political Engagement in the Philippines, Mexico, and India
  • Reforming Orthodoxy: Russian Bishops and Their Church 1721—1801
  • Rural Energy Development as a Tool for Forest Conservation
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