Frequently Asked Questions

M.A.S. FAQs
Are there core courses for the M.A.S. program?
There are no required courses for the M.A.S. Students work closely with the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) at Jackson to determine what courses best suit their interests, and will form an individualized concentration.
Is distance or Internet-learning an option?
No, Jackson does not offer any part of its program online. The M.A.S. is a one-year, full-time residential program.
Can a certain number of years of professional experience substitute for the GRE?
No, the GSAS does not allow for any substitutions for the GRE. For the mid-career M.A.S. program, however, Jackson places little or no emphasis on the GRE scores.
Does Jackson require the GRE for the M.A.S. program?
Yes. Jackson belongs to the Graduate School of Arts and Science. The GSAS requires all incoming Master’s students to take the GRE.
What is the possibility of receiving a scholarship?
M.A.S. candidates are not eligible for Jackson Fellowships. The Graduate School Financial Aid Office administers student loan programs for both U.S. citizens and international students.
When are admission decisions announced?
Programs within Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences communicate admission decisions in February and March each year. The Jackson Institute announces decisions toward the end of that range, usually the first or second week of March.
Do I have to speak a second language to apply?
No, the M.A.S. does not have a foreign language proficiency requirement.