Academics

Old Campus

Official Transcript(s)
Incoming students must provide YSPH with their final official transcript(s) by June 30. These official transcripts must indicate the degree and date received for all degrees conferred. 

International Institutions
If you earned your degree from an international institution, we do require a WES course-by-course evaluation and translation in lieu of the official transcript. If the WES evaluation you provided through the SOPHAS application already confirmed your degree conferral, you do not have to submit a new WES. However, if you completed/will complete your degree after submitting your WES evaluation to SOPHAS, you must provide a new WES evaluation indicating your degree conferral.

Official final transcripts from U.S. institutions and WES evaluations should be sent to YSPH admission at the following address:

Office of Admission
Yale School of Public Health
47 College Street, Suite 108
New Haven, CT 06510

Students will not be allowed to matriculate and begin classes without this documentation. If you have questions about this matter, please contact YSPH Admissions at ysph.admissions@yale.edu.

Course Registration
Students at YSPH register for classes once they arrive on campus in August. Students will have the opportunity to “shop” for courses at the beginning of the fall term. This course shopping period allows students to attend a variety of classes before finalizing their fall schedule. During orientation students will receive details about using the online registration system.

Students can review course descriptions in the YSPH Bulletin. The fall 2016 course schedule will be available in early summer.

Please note that Advanced Professional MPH and Accelerated MBA/MPH students will be pre-registered for their summer 2016 courses.

Academic Advisors
Academic advisors are vital partners in students' success at YSPH. Students are assigned faculty advisors within their departments. Students will receive information about their advisor assignment prior to arriving in August. Students will be expected to meet with their advisor during the first week of classes to finalize their course selections.

Orientation
A mandatory orientation for new students will take place the week of August 22 through August 30. Orientation will provide new students with information and resources that will prove helpful during your time at YSPH. In addition to the orientation sessions, there will also be some social functions coordinated by second year students. The detailed orientation schedule will be available this summer.

A half-day orientation will be held for Advanced Professional MPH and Accelerated MBA/MPH students on July 5. More information will be sent out in May.

Housing
There is no lack of housing opportunities for new students coming to Yale. Though the “best” living choice is completely dependent on personal preferences, we encourage you to consider a variety of options. There are lots of great areas in New Haven to choose from, so take a look  at what the city has to offer and learn more about some of the neighborhoods.

On-Campus housing
There are a number of on-campus housing options available to graduate and professional school students. Most MPH students that choose to live on campus select Harkness Hall for its proximity to YSPH. The Graduate and Professional School Housing Office has a wealth of information about on campus housing options on their website. There is an application process for on campus housing and rooms are limited, so if you are considering living on campus we encourage you to complete an application early. The application opens on April 1.

Off-Campus Housing
It is impossible to capture the full breadth of rental housing available in New Haven. However, University Properties, which manages Yale’s commercial properties, offers several rental opportunities for graduate students. The University also provides general rental information  and a housing database  to assist students with this process.

Healthcare
Yale Health is Yale University’s full service health center. This summer you’ll need to communicate with Yale Health to provide immunization records and to register for—or request a waiver of—student health insurance. Once the fall semester begins, the Yale Health facility serves as a resource for the Yale community to access medical care and coverage.

There are a number of forms and documents that require your attention on Yale Health’s new graduate and professional student website.  Some of these documents need to be completed and submitted by July 1, so please review them in a timely manner. Students will not be allowed to register for classes or reside in the dormitories unless they have completed all the proper forms. Students in the Advanced Professional MPH and Accelerated MBA/MPH in Health Care Management programs will not automatically have Yale Health coverage during their summer term. Students interested in summer coverage should contact Yale Health for more information.