Will applying straight out of college hurt my chances of admission?

Most of our successful applicants have relevant full-time work experience after they graduate from college. We occasionally accept exceptional students who are just completing their undergraduate degrees. These individuals have demonstrated through study abroad, volunteer, and/or internship experience their leadership potential, commitment to public service, and international engagement.

We encourage applicants to have some relevant post-graduate professional experience as it will better inform how you wish to form your M.A. concentration in the program and better prepare you to take advantage of the many resources Yale has to offer.


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