Standardized Testing Requirements

Admission to the M.P.P. and M.A.S. Programs

Standardized Testing Overview

Use your legal name as it appears on your passport when registering for any standardized test (and also on your application for admission).

 

Submitting Official GRE Scores

The GRE is required for application to the M.P.P. The GRE is optional for application to the M.A.S.

Official GRE scores must be sent to Yale University Jackson School of Global Affairs, directly from ETS. Use Institution Code 3388. Paper score reports are not accepted. Scores released to other schools at Yale University cannot be transferred to Jackson. You should also self-report scores and any future test dates in your application. The Educational Testing Service administers the GRE in the United States and abroad. For details and registration forms, visit their site at www.ets.org.

 

General Management Admission Test (GMAT)

The General Management Admission Test (GMAT) is ONLY acceptable in lieu of the GRE for applicants who are current students in the Yale School of Management applying for a joint degree with Jackson.

 

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is ONLY acceptable in lieu of the GRE for applicants who are current students in Yale Law School applying for a joint degree with Jackson.

 

English Language Tests – Required for Non-Native English Speakers

TOEFL or IELTS is required of most applicants whose native language is not English.

If you have received (or will receive) an undergraduate degree from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction, and if you have studied in residence at that institution for at least three years, you are exempt from the English Language Test requirement and are not required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS.

No exemptions are made on the basis of an advanced degree (e.g. M.A./M.S. or Ph.D.) from any institution.

When you complete your application, you will answer questions about your native language and the primary language of instruction at your baccalaureate institution. If either was English, you will not be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores when you submit your application. No separate documentation is necessary.

 

TOEFL iBT

Official TOEFL iBT scores may be used to fulfill the English Language Test requirement.

Scores must be sent to Yale University Jackson School of Global Affairs, directly from ETS. Use Institution Code D100. Paper score reports are not accepted. Scores released to other schools at Yale University cannot be transferred to Jackson. You should also self-report scores and any future test dates in your application. The Educational Testing Service administers the TOEFL in the United States and abroad. For details and registration forms, visit their site at www.ets.org.

 

IELTS Academic

Official IELTS Academic scores may be used to fulfill the English Language Test requirement.

We will only accept official scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center via the E-Delivery service. When you take this test, please specify Yale University Global Affairs as a score recipient. Our address, to identify us in the IELTS system, is 55 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511. Please do not send paper score reports to this address.

We do not accept paper Test Report Forms nor do we verify Test Report Forms (TRF’s). We accept only IELTS Academic test scores. The IELTS General Training module is not accepted. For more information and to register for the test, please visit www.ielts.org.