Application Process

Apply Online

The application deadline is December 1st, 2015 for the upcoming 2016 - 2017 academic year.  Please go to http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/admissions/application.html to access the Yale Graduate School online application.  After selecting the BBS Program on the application, please select the Track (called a "concentration" on the online application) which best matches your research interests; your application will be reviewed by that Track's admissions committee. 

Application Questions

Please visit http://bbs.yale.edu/apply/faq.aspx and http://gsas.yale.edu/admissions/frequently-asked-questions for answers to commonly asked questions.  For unanswered questions, please email:

1. bbs@yale.edu  for general questions about applying to BBS.

2. http://gsas.yale.edu/admissions/contact for specific questions about the online application itself. Please make sure to place an "#" at the beginning of the subject field of your message to signal that you have a question related to the online application. 


Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee is $100. Credit card (Visa or MasterCard) payment from within the online application is the only method of payment accepted. Fee waivers may be granted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Please consult the online application to learn about the requirements for requesting a waiver and to access the waiver form. Note that applications cannot be reviewed without the required fee or an approved waiver.

Information Request by Mail

If you reside in the U.S. or Canada and wish to request a copy of our new brochure, please submit your name and address via the website below: https://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/admissions/information_request.htm.  Select "Biological and Biomedical Sciences" under Department or Program of Study, and choose the BBS Track under the subfield from the drop-down menus. You can then expect to receive a mailing from us within 2-3 weeks.

Please note that we no longer have a paper application and are unable to mail brochures overseas.

The ornate Hall of Graduate Studies houses the McDougal Graduate Student Center and the main on-campus graduate student dorm.

The ornate Hall of Graduate Studies houses the McDougal Graduate Student Center and the main on-campus graduate student dorm.