School of Global Affairs

For information about Yale College course offerings related to global affairs, see Global Affairs.

The five-year B.A.–B.S./M.P.P. degree program The B.A.–B.S./M.P.P. degree program in Global Affairs offers Yale College students interested in the field of global affairs the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree from Yale College and a M.P.P. degree from the Jackson School of Global Affairs in a five-year joint program.

Undergraduate requirements In their four years of Yale College enrollment, students complete a standard Yale College major. So long as students are on track to complete their major and degree requirements, as stipulated by Yale College, students may count up to 4 Jackson School approved course credits toward their M.P.P. degree. 

Master’s program requirements Students accepted into the program must complete a total of 12 course credits, including Jackson's core courses. At least 2 of those core courses must be taken during the senior year at Yale College. It is also required that students demonstrate proficiency in a modern language (L4) and complete an approved summer internship or project. Students must maintain a grade average of High Pass with at least two Honors grades. All students must complete Jackson’s non-credit leadership and ethics training workshop, which takes place in August the week prior to the beginning of their fifth year. During the fifth year, students are in full-time residence at the Jackson School of Global Affairs and must complete at least 8 course credits.

Admission requirements Students apply to the B.A.–B.S./M.P.P. program in the spring term of the junior year. Applicants must complete an application form and submit all undergraduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation (at least one from an instructor in a Yale course), one personal statement, and approval by the dean of the student's residential college. Applications are submitted online through the Jackson School of Global Affairs. Questions about admissions should be directed to Assistant Dean, Asha Rangappa

Further information about the program may be viewed on the Jackson School of Global Affairs website.