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一项目一览....................................................................................................................................... 1 二课程安排....................................................................................................................................... 2 三任教人员....................................................................................................................................... 4 四入学申请....................................................................................................................................... 6 五成绩要求....................................................................................................................................... 7 六重要时间....................................................................................................................................... 8 七奖学金........................................................................................................................................... 9 八附加:录取 graduate school of arts and sciences 的详细情况 .......................................... 10
注意:我把关于 doctoral program 的内容放在一起,关于总体的如何进入学院的要求我方在了最后一章

一项目一览
Yale's Doctoral Program in Marketing
The Ph.D. degree in Marketing is a research degree that prepares students for academic positions at top research universities. Students can specialize in either the behavioral (psychology-based) or quantitative (economics and statistics-based) approaches to marketing. Students interested in the psychological aspects of consumer behavior--how consumers make decisions, how they react to marketing stimuli--choose the consumer behavior track. Students with a quantitative background, who are interested in how firms make marketing decisions, or are interested in measuring the effects of those decisions, choose the economics and statistics-based marketing strategy track.

The marketing faculty at Yale is an ideal blend of junior and senior faculty whose research interests span both the quantitative and behavioral areas. They are all productive researchers who are highly regarded in the academic marketing community. Among the faculty members are Professor Subrata Sen, former editor of Marketing Science (1982-1988). Professor Ravi Dhar and Professor K. Sudhir are on the editorial boards of the major marketing journals. All of the junior and senior faculty are highly productive researchers. Each of the faculty members works actively with doctoral students.

Apart from the faculty in the marketing area, a doctoral student can draw on the expertise of other faculty members at Yale. There are several faculty members both in the School of Management as well as in the Economics and Psychology departments at Yale who are interested in marketing-related issues. Several of these faculty members have worked with marketing faculty and doctoral students either at Yale or at other universities. A selective list of such faculty members is provided on the faculty page.

The Ph.D. program is highly selective. We admit 1-2 of the most promising students annually from an impressive pool of applicants. The average percentile score on the GMAT for admitted students over the last five years is in the high nineties. We look for a combination of an excellent academic record and good oral and written communication skills in our students. The academic backgrounds of admitted students typically are in the behavioral sciences, business, economics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, or the liberal arts. We do not require graduate degrees for admission to the doctoral program.

While we are extremely selective at the time of admission, we are very supportive of our admitted students in order to maximize their potential to become successful researchers. Every admitted student is guaranteed full financial aid (subject to satisfactory performance in the program) for four years. By deliberately keeping the size of the program small, we are able to assure every student in the program ample opportunities to interact with multiple faculty members during their doctoral studies. The track record of our young doctoral program is short, but impressive. For more details, see Program Design and Recent Graduates and Students.

You may find more details about the Ph.D. program in Management at Yale on the SOM Doctoral Program page. If you have further questions regarding the Ph.D. program in Marketing, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Subrata Sen at subrata.sen@yale.edu.

二课程安排
Program Design

The goal of the doctoral program in marketing at Yale is to prepare students to do creative and original research that expands the frontiers of knowledge in marketing. To do cutting edge research, students need to be trained in the basic disciplines such as economics, statistics and psychology. They also need to gain knowledge of substantive areas of research in marketing.

The program recognizes that students will specialize in either the behavioral (psychology-based) or quantitative (economics and statistics-based) approaches to marketing. Students interested in the psychological aspects of consumer behavior--how consumers make decisions, how they react to marketing stimuli--choose the consumer behavior track. Students with a quantitative background, who are interested in how firms make marketing decisions, or are interested in measuring the effects of those decisions, choose the economics and statistics-based marketing strategy track. Notwithstanding this specialization, the program sees value in developing some "breadth." Accordingly, it requires that every student take a core set of courses that cut across the behavioral and quantitative approaches.

Students can learn about substantive research areas of marketing. in several ways. They include: taking the required doctoral seminars in marketing, attending and participating in workshops, working with the faculty, and reading research papers.

The Marketing area offers doctoral courses in both the quantitative and behavioral areas of marketing. These are required courses for the doctoral students. Students will be required to read and present a combination of "classic" and recent papers on a whole range of substantive marketing topics. A unique feature of the doctoral seminars at Yale is that all of the marketing faculty attend these doctoral seminars. This provides students the opportunity to learn about a diverse set of viewpoints and critiques of each paper and also facilitates regular research interaction with all faculty members. As students learn more about each faculty member's research interests and expertise, they can make more informed decisions about which faculty member they wish to work with for their dissertation research.

Regular workshops where top researchers from within the U.S. and abroad present their latest work are the hallmark of a major research university such as Yale. Workshops are a key tool for the exchange of information throughout the academic community, and they are an essential professional activity of a successful researcher. Students should plan to attend and actively participate in the marketing workshops as well as other workshops related to their specific areas of interest throughout their stay at Yale. To help doctoral students maximize their learning from each workshop and to encourage participation, a faculty member leads a pre-workshop discussion with the doctoral students. We encourage our doctoral students to actively immerse themselves in the intellectual life at Yale in order to maximize their learning as a doctoral student.

Doctoral students are assigned as research assistants to faculty. The goal of this assignment is to offer students the opportunity to have in-depth interactions with one faculty mentor who can help accelerate the student's learning curve to do cutting edge research. These interactions are expected to lead to publishable joint research between the student and the faculty member in top journals. We view these research assistantships as an important part of the learning process for a doctoral student at Yale.

As is evident from the design of our program, the key characteristic of the Ph.D. program in marketing at Yale is the close interaction between students and multiple faculty members. To facilitate these interactions, we deliberately keep the size of our program small so that every student will have ample opportunities for research interactions with the faculty. The faculty keep an open-door policy towards the doctoral students.

Students take a comprehensive qualifying exam at the end of their second year on all materials covered in the Marketing Ph.D. courses. During their first two years of study, students are also required to write summer papers on an original research topic that interests them. They present these papers in the Ph.D. student research workshop. After completing the second year exams, students begin formulating a dissertation topic and prepare a formal dissertation proposal. In many cases, the ideas from their summer papers serve as a launching pad for dissertation research.

Shown below is a sample of coursework during the first two years of the program in the Behavioral and Quantitative areas :

QUANTITATIVE Microeconomic Analysis I Econometrics I Econometrics II Game Theory I

BEHAVIORAL Social Psychology I Social Psychology II Quantitative Methods I Quantitative Methods II

Game Theory II Industrial Organization I Industrial Organization II Doctoral Seminar in Marketing I Doctoral Seminar in Marketing II Behavioral Decision Making

Research Methods in Psychology I Research Methods in Psychology II Experimental Design and Analysis Doctoral Seminar in Marketing I Doctoral Seminar in Marketing II Behavioral Decision Making

Students are also expected to attend the following seminar series:

1. 2.

Marketing Workshop (where Marketing scholars from the U.S. and abroad present their research). Ph.D. Student Research Workshop (where Marketing Ph.D. students in residence discuss their research).

In addition, they are strongly encouraged to attend selected seminars in other departments at Yale such as the Psychology department, the Economics department, and the Law School.

三任教人员
Marketing Area Faculty
Ravi Dhar George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing & Director of the Yale Center for Customer Insights Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Dina Mayzlin Assistant Professor of Marketing Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nathan Novemsky Associate Professor of Marketing Ph.D. Princeton University

Subrata K. Sen Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Professor of Organization, Management, and Marketing Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University

Jiwoong Shin Assistant Professor of Marketing Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

K. Sudhir James L. Frank Associate Professor of Private Enterprise and Management Ph.D. Cornell University

Faculty with Marketing Related Interests-Within SOM

Judith A. Chevalier William S. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Economics Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

William N. Goetzmann Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies & Director of the International Center for Finance Ph.D. Yale University

Edward H. Kaplan William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Management Sciences & Professor of Public Health Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Barry Nalebuff Milton Steinbach Professor of Management D. Phil. Oxford University

Rodney P. Parker Assistant Professor of Operations Management Ph.D. University of Michigan

Fiona M. Scott Morton Professor of Economics Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Shyam Sunder James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty with Marketing Related Interests-Outside SOM

David A. Armor Assistant Professor of Pyschology Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Steven T. Berry James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Penny Goldberg Professor of Economics Ph.D., Stanford University

Michael Keane Professor of Economics Ph.D., Brown University

Peter Salovey Professor of Psychology Ph.D., Yale University

四入学申请
ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM Application Procedures
Application for admission to the Doctoral Program in Management is made through the Yale Graduate School. The application deadline is January 2 of the year in which admission is sought. Applications are considered only once per year, and all new students begin their doctoral studies in the fall term. Classes are not offered on evenings or weekends, nor is it possible to be a student in the program while holding a full-time job. Applicants are required to take either the GRE or GMAT test. For information on the application process and full details about procedures, click on the link to the Graduate Admissions Web Page.

Financial Aid
All students admitted to the program are given full financial aid for four years as long as they continue to satisfy the program's academic requirements. The aid consists of a tuition waiver and a stipend that is comparable to stipends offered by other leading Schools of Management.

For Additional Information
For further information about the Doctoral Program in Management contact:

Professor Subrata Sen Director of Graduate Studies

Doctoral Program in Management Yale School of Management Box 208200 New Haven CT, 06520-8200 Telephone 203-432-6028 subrata.sen@yale.edu

五成绩要求
REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS

Official score reports must be submitted for all required examinations. Required or acceptable examinations are listed below as is the method of submission. If you are considering applying for the Fall of 2008 please register for the examination you will need as soon as possible as testing centers and available testing dates fill quickly.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required of all applicants to the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In addition, certain scores from one of the Subject Tests.

Departments & Programs require

The Educational Testing Service administers the GRE in www.ets.org or

the United States and abroad. For details and registration forms, visit their site at

write to GRE, Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000. Scores from this examination must be "released" to Yale University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (code 3987). Paper copies are not acceptable and scores released to other schools of Yale University cannot be transferred or used.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all international applicants whose native language is not English. This requirement is waived only for international applicants who have successfully attended for at least two years, a university where English is the primary language of instruction. Scores from this examination must be "released" to Yale University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (code 3987). Paper copies are not acceptable and scores released to other schools of Yale University cannot be transferred or used.

The General Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required of all applicants to the Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences PhD program in Management. Please use code 3TJ-30-78 for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Paper copies are not acceptable and scores released to other schools of Yale University cannot be transferred or used. For more information visit their web site at

www.gmac.com or www.pearsonvue.com

Test of Spoken English scores are strongly encouraged prior to enrollment from all international

applicants who accept offers of admission to Ph.D. programs and whose native language is not English. Students who do not demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English may be retested and/or asked to take courses in English for speakers of other languages. A high level of proficiency is required for students to serve as teaching fellows.

The Education Testing Service also administers the TSE in the United States and abroad. For
details and registration forms, visit their site at

www.ets.org or write to TOEFL/TSE Services, Box

6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151. Scores from this examination must be "released" to Yale University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (code 3987). Paper copies are not acceptable and scores released to other schools of Yale University cannot be transferred or used.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores are acceptable in addition
to or in lieu of TOEFL and TSE test scores. For details about this testing alternative, please visit

www.ielts.org. At the time of test taking you will want to specify Yale University Graduate School
of Arts & Sciences.

六重要时间
IMPORTANT DATES FOR APPLICANTS. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DEADLINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

Summer - Fall 2007 Applicants should take respective GRE, GRE Subject, TOEFL, and IELTS exams no later than November in order to guarantee that official scores reach the Graduate School by the application deadline for the department to which you are applying, December 7, 2007, December 15, 2007 or January 2, 2008.

Mid-August 2007 Application becomes

available online for Fall 2008 admission.

December 7, 2007

Deadline for Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS). All application materials, supporting credentials and recommendations, official standardized test scores, and application fee must be received by this date to be considered by Yale for Fall 2008 admission.

December 15, 2007 Deadline for Computer Science, Economics, Epidemiology and Public Health, Political Science and Psychology. All application materials, supporting credentials and recommendations, official standardized test scores, and application fee must be received by this date to be considered by Yale for Fall 2008 admission.

January 2, 2008 Deadline for all other departments All application materials, supporting credentials and recommendations, official standardized test scores, and application fee must be received by this date to be considered by Yale for Fall 2008 admission. Online application becomes inaccessible

January - March 2008 Applications reviewed by departments and programs

February - March 2008 Official admissions decisions posted and mailed.

April 15, 2008 Deadline for applicant responses to most offers of admission.

七奖学金
Standard Aid Package General Information In 2007-2008, fellowship stipends for doctoral students will range from a minimum of $20,000 for nine months to $28,000 or more for twelve months, depending on the student's discipline. In addition, students in the humanities and social sciences can receive a Summer Study Fellowship of $3,700 in any three of the first five summers of graduate study, and a dissertation fellowship of at least $20,000 in their fifth or sixth year of study. Over the course of graduate study, the typical student's financial aid commitment from Yale totals more than $225,000 not including the cost of health care benefits and other services provided to doctoral students. Financial assistance is provided in the form of Yale University Fellowships, teaching fellowships, traineeships, and research assistantships. The nature of the assistance varies among the divisions and departments. Yale University Fellowships are awarded at the time of admission. Students are normally provided a level of support comparable to the Fellowship awarded at admission, from the first through the fourth year of study. Eligible students in the Humanities and Social Sciences

receive University Dissertation Fellowships in their fifth or sixth year of study. Applicants to Ph.D. programs are automatically considered for financial aid unless they indicate that they have available resources that will be sufficient to pay for tuition and maintenance for the duration of their educational program (normally four to six years). Applicants to master's and DSR programs may apply for financial assistance unless they will have resources available, including personal resources, gifts, loans, and outside fellowships, sufficient to pay for tuition and maintenance for the duration of their educational program (normally one to two years).

其他请见 http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/financial/yaleFellowships.html

八附加:录取 graduate school of arts and sciences 的详细情况
Application Policies and Procedures

The following information has been updated and is applicable for the Fall 2008 application season. Since information can change you are urged to return frequently to these policies and procedures. There are two parts to this section – the first covers policy items of the Graduate School as they relate to the admissions/application process. The second part provides specific details regarding these policy items. You are urged to read both parts carefully as well as the instructions found within the online application.

Part I:

Policies
Application Reapplication Readmission Deferred Admission Notification of Decisions Responding to Offers Verification of Credentials Bachelor's Degree Confirmation Return of Application Materials

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Part II:

Procedures
Application Reapplication Readmission Deferred Admission Notification of Decisions Responding to Offers

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

7. 8.

Verification of Credentials Bachelor's Degree Confirmation

Part I: Policies

1. Application (first time applicants)

(also read the Procedures on application)
A complete application is comprised of the following:

a. Application b. Credentials/Supplemental Materials

    

Personal Statement of Purpose Three Letters of Recommendation Official Transcript(s) Official Standardized Test Scores (GRE, TOEFL and TSE or IELTS when appropriate or GMAT (if required) Special Admissions Requirements

c. Application fee d. Financial Statement (MA/MS applicants only) e. Summary of Science grades (BBS & Chemistry applicants only)

a. Application

Application to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Yale University is an online process. An application must be submitted by the deadline date of the program of study you wish to pursue. Detailed instructions are contained within the online application. Although you will be guided through each step in completing the application form you should understand the following:

1. Department or Program. Application may be made to only one department or program at the Graduate School per term unless specified as one of the three combined degree programs (African American Studies, Film Studies, and Renaissance Studies) currently available. Please review the

department and program descriptions for any special

admissions requirements prior to submitting your application.

2. Degree. The Graduate School confers the terminal degrees of Ph.D., M.S.and M.A. The Division of Special Registration (DSR) is available for those who wish to pursue specialized study at Yale without pursuing a degree. The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences also offers several joint degree programs with the professional schools at Yale. If applying jointly to the Graduate School and one of the

professional schools, you must submit an application to both

using the application process designated for each school.

b. Credentials/Supplemental Materials

Personal Statement of Purpose

A 500-1000 word statement concerning your past work, preparation for the intended field of study, relevant background and interests, academic plans, and career objectives is required. It should be used to describe your reasons for applying to the particular Yale department or program. This statement may assist the admissions committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required from individuals who can evaluate your academic work, intellectual ability, and/or academic potential for graduate work. At least one recommendation should originate from a faculty member of the last institution you attended as a full-time student. You may submit more than three letters of recommendation.

Official Transcript(s)

An official transcript from each college or university attended must be submitted. Official transcripts bearing the institution's seal and an appropriate signature should be sent by your institution to the Office of Graduate Admissions (the only exception to this policy are those transcripts in a language other than English which must be translated). An official transcript showing the award of the baccalaureate degree is required prior to matriculation. Applicants who have attended international institutions must submit transcripts or certified attestations of study, with certified English translations.

Standardized Examinations

Official scores must be submitted for all required standardized examinations prior to the deadline for the program to which you are applying. Arrange for the appropriate testing agency to report your scores directly to Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Codes and other testing agency information can be found in the procedures section below. Applicants are strongly encouraged to register early in scheduling tests.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE General Test is required of all applicants. In addition, several departments and programs require particular GRE Subject Test scores. Please refer to the relevant department or program’s special admissions requirements to determine whether Subject Test scores are necessary.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied for at least two years at a university where English is the primary language of instruction are required to present evidence of proficiency in English by satisfactorily completing the TOEFL. The test should be taken no later than November and no earlier than eighteen months prior to applying to the Graduate School.

Test of Spoken English (TSE). All applicants who accept offers of admission to Ph.D. programs and whose native language is not English are strongly encouraged to present TSE scores by the time of enrollment in the fall. Students who do not demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English may be retested and/or asked to take English courses. A high level of proficiency is required for students to serve as teaching fellows.

International English Language Test System (IELTS). The IELTS may be substituted for the requirement to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Spoken English (TSE).

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Some programs of the Graudate School may require the GMAT. Such requirements will be listed in the Program description under Special Admissions Requirements.

Special Admissions Requirements

Many departments and programs have special admissions requirements, many require the identification of a concentration or sub field of study and several encourage interviews. Please review the

Graduate Degree Progams to

determine special admissions requirements such as a particular standardized subject test, writing sample, or language requirement.

c. Application Fee

The application fee for Fall 2008 is $85. Applications will be considered only when payment is received. Credit card payment from within the online application is the preferred method of payment (MasterCard and Visa only). Credit card debit authorizations are not acceptable. Wire transfers can not be accepted under any circumstances.

(Fee Waiver) Except as noted in the

Fee Waiver Eligibility and Instructions page all applicants must submit payment with their

application. With proof of significant financial hardship, U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Resident Visa Holders (with alien registration numbers) and certain applicants participating in or the recipients of identified programs may be eligible for a waiver or a refund of the application fee. If you believe you may be eligible for a Fee Waiver please

click here for

further information. Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible for waiver or refund of the application fee.

d. Financial Statement, when applicable

All Ph.D. applications are automatically considered for financial assistance and should not provide the Financial Statement. Most students in the terminal master’s programs and in the Division of Special Registration are self-supported. All applicants to these programs (except those selecting the Urban Education Studies program) must submit the financial statement, whether or not financial aid is requested.

e. Summary of Science Grades, when applicable

Applicants to the Chemistry or the Combined Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) are required to submit the Summary of Science Grades Form listing all biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics courses taken.

2. Reapplication

(also read the Procedures on reapplication)
Previous applicants to the Graduate School and applicants who declined a previous offer of admission must submit a new application. The application fee is required. Applicants, who have been denied admission three times by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, whether by one or more departments, may not file further applications.

3. Readmission

(also read the Procedures on readmission)
Applicants who previously attended the Graduate School and seek readmission to the same department must submit a new application, and, when appropriate, a financial statement. The application fee is not required.

4. Deferred Admission

(also read the Procedures on deferred admission)
Requests for deferred admission will be considered only after an offer of admission has been accepted. Request for deferral must be submitted in writing to the respective associate dean who will communicate with the Graduate School’s department or program. An admissions deferral may be requested for either one term or one academic year. Offers of financial aid cannot be deferred.

5. Notification of Decisions

(also read the Procedures on notification of decisions)
Applicants are typically notified of decisions regarding their applications during the month of March. Official notification (via the Internet or mail) is sent from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences only.

6. Responding to offers

(also read the Procedures on responding to offers)
Responses to offers of admission must be made as indicated in the instructions contained in the “offer letter” and submitted to the Office of Admissions. An applicant is free to decline an offer of admission and financial aid from one institution and accept an offer from another in writing on or before April 15. An acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a prior commitment has been made. These requirements are consistent with the Council of Graduate Schools Resolution Regarding Graduate Students, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants.

http://www.cgsnet.org

7. Verification of Credentials

(also read the Procedures on the verification of credentials)
It is the policy of the Graduate School to verify all credentials in support of an application. All transcripts, recommendations, publications, standardized test scores and supporting materials may be traced to their source in order to confirm their authenticity.

8. Bachelor's Degree Confirmation

(also read the Procedures on Bachelor's degree confirmation)
It is the policy of the Graduate School that matriculating students present evidence of the award of the Baccalaureate Degree prior to matriculation.

9. Return of Application Materials

It is the policy of the Graduate School that materials sent in support of an application are not returned nor are they forwarded on to a third party.

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Part II: Procedures

1. Application (first time applicants)

(also read the Policies on application)
The Graduate School at Yale utilizes an online application which can be accessed at

http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/admissions when it is available. To insure full consideration, applications must
be submitted before the deadline of the program to which you are applying. All supplemental materials not electronically attached to your submitted application must be mailed in time to arrive at the Office of Admissions prior to the deadline of the program to which you are applying; please

click here for the deadline date of your designated program.

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Once an application has been submitted you can track the status of any materials being mailed (such as transcripts or recommendations) on your behalf. You will not be allowed to submit your application after the deadline to your designated program has passed.

Credentials (supplemental materials)

Supplemental materials for ALL programs are to be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Do not mail any supplemental materials to individual departments or programs except as noted above. Click

here for mailing addresses.

Personal Statement of Purpose (required)

As a required part of the application a 500 to 1,000 word Personal Statement of Purpose should be prepared in advance using a compupter software application. It must be attached (uploaded) to your application at the time you submit it. Your statement concerns your past work, preparation for the intended field of study, relevant background and interests, academic plans, and career. It should be used to describe your reasons for applying to the particular Yale department or program. This statement may assist the admissions committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study.

Faculty have requested that such statements be limited to 500 to 1,000 words (no more than two pages). You should NOT mail hard paper copies of your Personal Statement of Purpose. This statement will automatically be received and printed when you submit your online application.

Recommendations (required)

The Graduate School’s online application allows you to have your recommendation providers submit their recommendations electronically. You should check with your recommender for agreement that they will supply an online recommendation for you and obtain their institutional e-mail address. E-mail addresses from domains other than ".edu" may be subject to additional screening and filtering. Once entered in your online application, an automatic e-mail will be sent to your recommender. You should NOT mail hard paper copies of recommendations submitted electronically (requested from within the online application). These recommendations will automatically be received and printed when you submit your online application. If a recommender desires to submit via paper you will need to print a Recommendation Form from within your on-line application and mail it to your recommender.

Transcripts (required)

An official transcript from each college or university attended must be provided. Official transcripts bearing the institution's seal and an appropriate signature must be sent by your institution to the Office of Graduate Admissions. If

you choose to send an “Issued to Student” transcript you must ensure it remains in the institutions sealed envelope. Applicants who have attended international institutions must submit transcripts or certified attestations of study, with certified English translations which requires that the transcript envelope be opened. Once translated, the original transcript and the certified translations are to be sent into the Office of Graduate Admissions. College seniors should submit current transcripts followed by a Fall Term Grade Report as soon as possible. An official transcript showing the award of the baccalaureate degree is required prior to matriculation.

Standardized Examinations (Required in most cases)

Please refer to the Policy on this topic above.You must arrange for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to release GRE and TOEFL scores directly to Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, code 3987 either at the time of the examination or via the ETS additional score reporting system. You should not designate a Department – if required, use code 0000 for the GRE and 99 for the TOEFL. If you are submitting GMAT scores you must contact Pearson Vue to have those scores released to the Graduate School (code 3JT-30-78) . Applicants are strongly encouraged to register early in scheduling tests. For registration forms, test dates, test centers and general information, contact the following organizations.

The failure to properly release scores to the Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is one of the major causes of delays in the processing of applications. The Graduate School does not receive nor accept paper copies of score reports whether issued by ETS or received from the student.

Scores released (sent) to other schools of Yale University cannot be transferred to the Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Please refer to the relevant department or program’s special admissions requirements to determine whether Subject Test scores are necessary.

Contact the following for test related questions: GRE-ETS PO Box 6000 Princeton NJ 08541-6000 Telephone: (609) 771-7670

www.gre.org
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

You must arrange for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to report scores directly to Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, code 3987 either at the time of the examination or via the ETS additional score reporting system. You should not designate a Department – if required use code 00 or 99.

Contact the following for test related questions: TOEFL/TSE Services-ETS PO Box 6151

Princeton NJ 08541-6151 Telephone: (609) 771-7100

www.toefl.org
Test of Spoken English (TSE)

All applicants who accept offers of admission to Ph.D. programs and whose native language is not English are strongly encouraged to present TSE scores by the time of enrollment in the fall. Students who do not demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English may be retested and/or asked to take English courses. A high level of proficiency is required for students to serve as teaching fellows.

International English Language Test System (IELTS).

The IELTS may be substituted for the requirement to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Spoken English (TSE). You must identify Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in order for your scores to be received.

Refer to the following for test related questions:

International English Language Testing System http://www.ielts.org

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

Some programs of the Graudate School may require the GMAT. Such requirements will be listed in the Program description under Special Admissions Requirements. The GMAT is administered by PearsonVue. Scores must be reported to code 3JT-30-78. Paper score reports will not be accepted.

Refer to the following for test or score reporting questions:

http://www.pearsonvue.com/contact/

Special Admissions Requirements (program dependent)

Supplemental materials such as writing samples, abstracts, etc. can be “attached” electronically to your application and is the preferred method of submission. Supplemental materials that cannot be attached to the online application (such as books, manuscripts, compact discs or music compositions) should be sent early enough to arrive before the stated deadline of your designated program and for the receipt of those materials to be recorded in your application record. Please do not send copies of writing samples, abstracts, etc., which you had attached (uploaded) to your online application. These will be printed after you submit your application.

Ph.D. applicants who wish to submit a joint application must upload a joint statement. Applicants to those masters level programs which permit a joint application must also upload a joint statement.

Applicants have the option of submitting a resume with their application although some programs do require a resume.

Please review the

Graduate Degree Programs for any special admissions requirements.

Application Fee (Required)

The application fee for Fall 2008 is $85. Applications will be considered only when payment is received. Credit card payment from within the online application is the preferred and most expeditious method of payment (MasterCard and Visa only). Debit cards and credit card debit authorizations are not acceptable. Wire transfers can not be accepted under any circumstances. If you must pay by check, bank draft or money order, select pay by check on the payment page of the online application and print a “payment voucher. Your payment instrument must be drawn on a financial institution with a banking relationship with a U.S. bank and is to be made payable to Yale University - your name must be included on the face of the payment instrument. Please note that your application will not be processed until your payment is received.

(Fee Waiver) Except as noted in the

Fee Waiver Eligibility and Instructions page all applicants must submit payment with their

application. With proof of significant financial hardship, U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Resident Visa Holders (with alien registration numbers) and certain applicants participating in or the recipients of identified programs may be eligible for a waiver or a refund of the application fee. If you believe you may be eligible for a Fee Waiver please

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further information. Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible for waiver or refund of the application fee.

Resume (optional)

You may attach (upload) a copy of your resume or curriculum vitae to your online application. Please do not mail a hard copy of your resume or curriculum vitae.

Diversity Statement (optional)

The Yale Graduate School is strongly committed to attracting qualified students of diverse backgrounds to its community of scholars. Applicants are invited , if they wish, to include, with their application, a statement on how their background and life experience would contribute to diversity within the Graduate School community and to the School’s commitment to training individuals in an increasingly diverse society. You may attach (upload) a copy of your comment to your online application. Please do not mail a hard copy of your statement.

Summary of Science Grades (required for BBS and Chemistry)

A copy of the Fall Term Grade Report can be found from within your online application via the blue navigation bar or under Downloadable forms. This form should be completed once you receive your fall term grades and submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Financial Statement (required for all MS/MA applicants except those applying to the Urban Education Studies Program)

A copy of the Financial Statement can be found from within your online application via the blue navigation bar under the Supplemental Forms heading. If you are an MS/MA degree applicant you will be prompted for this form as a final step in the submission of your application.

To insure that all credentials and correspondence which are mailed/submitted separately from your application, become part of the appropriate application file, each item should clearly state the following: the applicant’s full name as it

appears on the application, the Yale department or program desired, the applicant’s date of birth, and your online application ID (available when you submit your application).

The online application is designed to provide you the status of the receipt of supplemental materials. You should log into and check the status of materials frequently once you have submitted your application. Remember - you cannot verify the status of receipt of separately mailed supplemental materials (such as transcripts or letters of recommendation being submitted “offline”) until you submit your application.

Because of the volume of applications and the subsequent, rapid delivery to departmental admissions committees, the Office of Graduate Admissions is unable to notify applicants of missing credentials. Applicants are urged to check directly with recommenders and academic institutions to confirm that credentials have been mailed on time. Under no circumstances will applications or supporting credentials submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions be returned or forwarded to a third party. Application materials submitted will be destroyed within two years of receipt or will become part of the student’s permanent record.

2. Reapplication

(also read the Policies on reapplication)
Previous applicants to the Graduate School and applicants who declined a previous offer of admission must submit a new application indicating the year for which their previous application was submitted (for example, if you submitted your application in September, 2004 for the Fall 2005 entering class you should list 2005 in response to the “previously applied to…” question in the online application.

Records of applicants who did not enroll in the Graduate School are retained for two years by the Office of Graduate Admissions and will be combined with new application records. Be advised to submit transcripts depicting all academic work not included in the previous application, one new recommendation, a new personal statement of purpose, the application fee, and any other credentials required to complete your application.

As noted above under Policies, applicants, who have been denied admission three times by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, whether by one or more departments, may not file further applications.

3. Readmission

(also read the Policies on readmission)
Applicants who previously attended the Graduate School and seek readmission to the same department must submit a new application, and, when appropriate, a financial statement. An application fee is not required. You need to indicate that you were a previously enrolled student, the beginning and ending year you were enrolled and the program in which you were previously enrolled in response to the “previously enrolled in…” questions in the online application.

Pertinent credentials submitted as part of the original application are retained in the permanent student record. Please submit official transcripts and recommendations attesting to any academic work engaged subsequent to enrollment at the Graduate School in addition to a new personal statement of purpose.

4. Deferred Admission

(also read the Policies on deferred admission)
Requests for deferred admission will be considered only after an offer of admission has been accepted. Request for deferral must be submitted in writing to the respective associate dean who will communicate the Graduate School’s official department or program. An admissions deferral may be requested for either one term or one academic year. Offers of financial aid cannot be deferred. You will receive a letter confirming your deferred admissions which will also contain a date by which you must notify the Graduate School of your intention. It is your responsibility to notify the Graduate School Office of Admissions on or before that date that you will be attending.

5. Notification of Decisions

(also read the Policies on the notification of decisions)
Applicants are typically notified of decisions regarding their applications during the month of March. Official notification of decisions may be by e-mail, the Internet (via your online application) or by first class mail. All such notifications and decisions are sent only from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

6. Responding to offers

(also read the Policies on responding to offers)
Specific instructions regarding how you should respond to offers of admission will be contained in an “offer letter” which you will receive if you are accepted. Such responses must always be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions and not to the program you will be joining. As indicated under Policies above, an applicant is free to decline an offer of admission and financial aid from one institution and accept an offer from another in writing on or before April 15. An acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a prior commitment has been made. These requirements are consistent with the Council of Graduate Schools Resolution Regarding Graduate Students, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants.

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7. Verification of Credentials

(also read the Policies on the verification of credentials)
The Graduate School selects a random sample of applications from each matriculating class for full credential verification. All transcripts, recommendations, publications, standardized test scores and supporting materials may be traced to their source in order to confirm their authenticity.

8. Bachelor's Degree Confirmation

(also read the Policies on Bachelor's degree confirmation)
As indicated in Policies above, applicants who accept an offer of admission to the Graduate School must provide official documentation that a Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent has been awarded prior to matriculation at the Graduate School. A final official transcript sent from the institution (except as noted below) to the Office of Graduate Admissions showing that the Bachelor’s degree was awarded and the date is all that is normally required. All non-English records must be submitted with literal and complete translations (these transcripts and their English translations should

be mailed by the translator or returned to the applicant in a sealed and signed envelope. International applicants should note that, if they are not able to provide such documentation, they may not be permitted to register, and their visa status may therefore be jeopardized.

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