Admission to the Global Affairs major takes place during the sophomore year.
Each fall, the Jackson Institute hosts two information sessions for Yale sophomore students who are considering the Global Affairs major. The deadline for applications is in mid-November before the Thanksgiving break.
The Class of 2019 application deadline was November 18, 2016.
Interested in learning more? Contact the director of admissions.
Advice to Applicants
The Global Affairs major is by application in the sophomore year, with a total class size of about 50 students.
Current underclassmen should review the requirements of the major and the FAQs, selecting courses with an eye toward the economics, language, and quantitative analysis (GLBL 121) requirements. Students interested in the international development track who have already completed introductory economics, may also consider intermediate microeconomics in their semesters’ courses.
Current sophomores who have already identified their intended track may also want to consider a course relevant to that intended track.
Note that for the Class of 2018 and all subsequent classes, game theory courses will no longer count as research design courses. Eligible research design courses are listed in the most recent Approved Courses lists. Security track majors are strongly recommended to take a game theory course, such as GLBL 180, Game Theory and International Relations, as one of their five electives. Questions about this change should be directed to the DUS.
Interested sophomores can schedule an appointment with the DUS during the fall term, though please note that such meetings do not influence admissions decisions. For the remainder of the academic year, current and prospective majors can schedule appointments with the DUS, Nuno Monteiro, or the director of student affairs, Cristin Siebert.
In addition, prospective majors are invited to attend an information sessions held each fall and announced in collaboration with residential college deans and the Sophomore Class Council. Prospective students may want to sign up for the Jackson Institute email list.