Graduate Admissions to the MacMillan Center

Admission to all graduate degree programs at the MacMillan Center is highly selective. The programs are small, accepting eight to twelve students each in African Studies, East Asian Studies, and European and Russian Studies. International students represent approximately one third of all applicants. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Students accepted into the programs come with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Because the programs are simultaneously more flexible and academically rigorous than those at many schools, successful candidates should show a high level of maturity and self-direction. Language skills and international experience are an advantage. All master’s degree candidates must fulfill a language requirement as defined by the individual program.

Application Procedures

Application to all of the MacMillan Center’s master’s programs is made through the Admissions Office of the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. When requesting materials, applicants should identify their preferred degree program in African Studies, East Asian Studies, or European and Russian Studies, as well as any of the joint-degree programs.

For more information, or to apply online, please visit Requests for applications and financial aid forms may be addressed to Admissions Office, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yale University, PO Box 208236, New Haven CT 06520-8236; telephone, 203.432.2771; fax, 203.432.6724; email,