Jackson M.A. students take 16 courses over two years, including three required foundation courses.
Jackson Institute course offerings are always viewable under “Global Affairs” at Yale’s Online Course Information site.
In addition to these courses, students within the M.A. program can take courses from throughout Yale’s Graduate and Professional Schools. Each semester, the Jackson Institute provides its M.A. students with a “matrix” of courses, compiled from the offerings of the most relevant Graduate School departments and Professional Schools on campus. Students are not limited to building their program of study from this matrix; the list simply serves to bring certain courses to our students’ attention.
The matrix is a guide. Students must consult with the Director of Student Affairs throughout the program, course schedules must be approved by the DGS each term, and a student’s overall program of study must adhere to policies and procedures outlined by the Graduate School and the program. Please note that some courses may have limited enrollment or required prerequisites.