Required Documents

Personal Statement of Purpose (required)

A 500 to 1,000-word Personal Statement of Purpose should be prepared in advance and must be uploaded with your application at the time you submit it. Your statement should address your past work, preparation for the intended field of study, relevant background and interests, academic plans, and career goals. It should describe your reasons for applying to BBS/Immunology. This statement will assist the admissions committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study.

Diversity Statement (optional)

The Yale Graduate School is strongly committed to attracting qualified students of diverse backgrounds to its community of scholars. Applicants are invited, if they wish, to include with their application a statement on how their background and life experience would contribute to diversity within the Graduate School community and to the School’s commitment to training individuals in an increasingly diverse society. You may attach (upload) a copy of your statement to your online application. Do not mail a hard copy of your statement to us as it cannot be incorporated into your electronic application file and will be discarded.