Doctoral Admissions

Doctoral Application Deadline:

January 2

Application to the Ph.D. program is through the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  The online application to the Ph.D. program can be accessed through the Office of Graduate Admissions website.

Doctoral education involves a close pairing between the student and a faculty advisor. Applicants must identify and contact one or two faculty members who would serve as their major advisors if accepted to the program. Faculty profiles can be found on this page.

Standardized Test Requirements

The GRE general test is required of all Ph.D. applicants (ets.org/gre).

The TOEFL (ets.org/toefl) or IELTS (ielts.org) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. This requirement is waived only for applicants who will have received a baccalaureate degree, or its foreign equivalent, prior to matriculation at Yale, from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction. Applicants should take the test no later than November, and no earlier than eighteen months prior to application. For information regarding registration, dates, and test centers:

Score reports should be directed to Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Code 3987). No department or program codes are necessary.

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