Five-year B.A.-B.S./M.P.P.

Current Yale College students may apply to the B.A.–B.S./M.P.P. program in the spring term of their junior year. 

The five-year B.A.-B.S./M.P.P. degree program in global affairs offers Yale College students interested in the field of global affairs the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and an M.P.P. degree from the Jackson School of Global Affairs in a five-year joint program.

Undergraduate requirements

In their four years of Yale College enrollment, students complete a standard Yale College major. Students who are on track to complete their major and degree requirements, as stipulated by Yale College, may count up to four Jackson School-approved course credits toward their M.P.P. degree.

Master’s program requirements

Students accepted into the program must complete a total of 12 course credits, including Jackson’s core courses. At least two of those core courses must be taken during the student’s senior year at Yale College. It is also required that students demonstrate proficiency in a modern language (L4) and complete an approved summer internship or project. Students must maintain a grade average of High Pass (HP) with at least two Honors (H) grades. All students must complete Jackson’s non-credit leadership and ethics training workshop, which takes place in August before the beginning of their fifth year.

During the fifth year, students are in full-time residence at the Jackson School of Global Affairs and must complete at least eight course credits. All students must meet with the assistant dean for graduate education to map out their curriculum. More on M.P.P. requirements

Learn more about applying to the five-year program