Admissions

Application Deadlines and Fees

Admission to Yale School of Drama is only for full-time graduate study beginning in the fall term. There is no rolling admission. There is no summer session. Transfer or part-time students are not accepted. The School of Drama Admissions Committee carefully evaluates all applications, and admission decisions are determined on or before April 1.

Please refer to each department’s more detailed requirements.

Moses Ingram ('19) in SWEAT by Lynn Nottage ('89), directed by Joan MacIntosh. Yale School of Drama, 2018. Photo by Courtney Jamison ('18).
Moses Ingram ('19) in SWEAT by Lynn Nottage ('89), directed by Joan MacIntosh. Yale School of Drama, 2018. Photo by Courtney Jamison ('18).

Deadlines

Applications for admission must be received by the following dates:

  • December 1, 2018: Directing, Playwriting
  • January 2, 2019: Acting, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism
  • February 1, 2019: Design, Sound Design, Stage Management, Technical Design and Production, Theater Management, Technical Internship Certificate and Special Research Fellow
  • February 15, 2019: Financial Aid applications for U.S. citizens and international applicants.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test

  • Must be taken by December 31, 2018 by applicants to Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism
  • Must be taken by January 15, 2019 by applicants to Stage Management, Technical Design and Production, and Theater Management
  • School code: 3988

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Must be taken by December 31, 2018 by applicants to programs with December 2018 or January 2019 application deadlines
  • Must be taken by January 15, 2019 by applicants to programs with Febrary 2019 application deadline
  • Required of an applicant whose first language is not English
  • IELTS scores are NOT accepted
  • School code: 3988

Application Fees

  • $110 - All departments; Special Student status; Special Research Fellow
  • $50 - Technical Internship Certificate

The nonrefundable application fee can be paid online by Master Card, Visa, American Express, or Discover.

To request a financial need based application fee waiver please download a Request for Application Fee Waiver form.  All fee waiver applications must be completed, signed/notarized and original copy received by the Admissions Office ten (10) business days prior to your department deadline.  We will do our best to review and respond to your fee waiver application within a week of receiving it.