The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
, founded in 1847, is one of the oldest graduate schools
in the United States
. It conferred the first Ph.D. degrees in North America
Today, the Graduate School is one of twelve schools composing Yale University
and the only one that awards the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy
, Master of Philosophy
, Master of Arts
, Master of Science
, and Master of Engineering
. The work of the Graduate School is carried on in the divisions of the Humanities
, Social Sciences
, and Biological and Physical Sciences. Fifty-three departments and programs offer courses of study leading to the Ph.D. degree. There are twenty-four programs that terminate with the master’s degree.
The Graduate School comprises approximately 2,300 students, about one-third of whom come from outside the United States. Admission is highly competitive with each entering class making up about 500 students.
About 900 faculty are involved with the graduate students as teachers, mentors, and advisors.
Established by an act of the Yale Corporation
in August 1847, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences was originally called the "Department of Philosophy and the Arts" and enrolled eleven students who had completed four-year undergraduate degrees. The Department was also the precursor of the Sheffield Scientific School
. The program offered seminars in chemistry and metallurgy, agricultural science, Greek and Latin literature, mathematics, philology, and... Read More