We serve the entire university through courses and core teaching programs in global affairs, career counseling, and public lectures.
We are the home of the Master’s Program in Global Affairs (M.A.), a Master of Advanced Study in Global Affairs (M.A.S.) and the undergraduate major in Global Affairs (B.A.). Our academic programs are interdisciplinary, embedded in Yale and designed to help students gain a comprehensive understanding of global affairs.
Meet the Senior Fellows
Leaders, Practitioners, Mentors
Each year the Jackson Institute brings in a number of outstanding practitioners and experts in global affairs as Jackson Institute Senior Fellows. The Fellows teach courses, consult with students about career ambitions, enliven the conversation on campus, and conduct research emanating from their experiences.Learn More
Meet the Faculty
The Jackson Institute draws faculty from throughout the entire University community. Students have the chance to engage with outstanding scholars from the professional schools of law, management, public health, and environmental studies, as well as from departments throughout the arts and sciences.Learn More
The M.A. program is small by design. With 25-30 students with diverse backgrounds and career interests, Jackson’s graduate students form an intimate and loyal community.
Jackson’s Career Development Office sponsors an annual D.C. trip. First-year graduate students attend panel discussions and meetings with government officials and high-level staff from nonprofit organizations and the private sector.
Each master’s degree candidate pursues an individualized course of study. For students this is a remarkable opportunity to study with renowned Yale faculty from all disciplines.