Application Process

Admissions to the M.A.S. Program

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs is currently a department within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale (GSAS). Students apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale . Each year, the online application is available from mid-August through January 2.

However, unlike most of the Ph.D. programs within GSAS, Jackson offers a professional degree for applicants who are pursuing advancing their careers in government, public affairs, and private organizations addressing global issues. As such, our M.A.S. is not focused toward an academic career. Regardless of the GSAS application prompts, applicants should tailor their personal statement, and other application components, around their academic and professional background and showcase how these shape their intended focus area at Jackson as well as their future professional plans in the global arena.

An application packet consists of a personal statement, three letters of recommendation, CV and transcripts from all prior institutions attended. GRE scores are optional for M.A.S. applicants. Students whose native language is not English will have to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination.

In reviewing applications the committee looks for evidence of excellent academic aptitude and strength in the subjects matter that we offer, e.g., economics, politics, etc.

For more information, please contact our Admissions Office.