Master’s Degree

M.Phil. This degree is awarded by the Graduate School to Ph.D. students who successfully complete two years of course work but do not progress to the dissertation stage. To be awarded the M.Phil. degree, students need to complete all core courses, four cognates, two years of Graduate Research Assistant experience, and must have passed the Preliminary Examination. This degree is normally granted only to students who are withdrawing from the Ph.D. program.

For information on the terminal master’s degree offered by the Yale School of Nursing (Master of Science in Nursing), please see the chapter Master's Program or visit the School’s website,