The Jackson Institute’s Master in Public Policy in Global Affairs prepares students to impact the global community through an academically rigorous and flexible interdisciplinary program.

Jackson continues the University’s tradition of attracting creative, intellectually curious individuals who come to Yale ready to define their own path to a career in global leadership and service.

The Jackson Institute’s M.P.P. occupies a unique place among international affairs graduate programs. The four-course interdisciplinary core curriculum provides students with a shared intellectual foundation focused on acquisition of the ideas, ways of thinking, and skills needed for leadership in global affairs. The small core both prepares students to identify and investigate solutions to the global issues they are most passionate about, and gives students the unusual flexibility to design an individualized course of study around those issues by taking advantage of the extraordinary breadth of courses and resources at Jackson and across the University.

The M.P.P. program is small by design, with about 35 students in each entering class. Coming with diverse backgrounds and career interests, Jackson’s graduate students form an intimate and close-knit community. Our size and approach create a dynamic atmosphere as students become a resource to each other and a window to the diversity and complexity of the global affairs field. Our students leave the Jackson Institute with lifelong connections to colleagues working around the world in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors in diverse fields that include policy analysis, security analysis, trade and economic development, foreign affairs, human rights, international finance, and environmental policy.

We also offer a one year Master of Advanced Study (M.A.S.) in Global Affairs for mid-career professionals.

Meet the Current Graduate Students

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Meet the Senior Fellows

Senior Fellows teach courses, consult with students about career ambitions, enliven the conversation on campus, and conduct research emanating from their experiences.

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Meet the Faculty

The Jackson Institute draws faculty from throughout the entire University community.

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