Commencement by the numbers

Yale Degrees Awarded May 21, 2012

At Yale University’s 311th Commencement on May 21, 2012, 9 honorary doctorates and 3,021 earned degrees were conferred, in addition to 251 that were awarded provisionally to students of the Yale Law School and 34 to students in the Physician Assistant program, which will be conferred in December. All figures are subject to change. The degrees were awarded as follows:

 
YALE COLLEGE
Bachelor of Arts, 963
Bachelor of Science, 286
Total:  1,249
 
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Master of Architecture, 58
Master of Environmental Design, 4
Total:   62
 
SCHOOL OF ART
Master of Fine Arts, 54

SCHOOL OF DIVINITY
Master of Arts in Religion, 70
Master of Divinity,  60
Masters of Sacred Theology, 9
Total: 139
 
SCHOOL OF DRAMA
Master of Fine Arts, 57  
Certificate in Drama, 1
Total: 58

SCHOOL OF FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Master of Environmental Management, 87
Master of Environmental Science, 32
Master of Forestry, 9
Master of Forest Science, 11
Total:   139
 
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES*
Master of Arts, 163  
Master of Science, 90
Master of Philosophy, 128
Doctor of Philosophy,  240
Total: 621
 
LAW SCHOOL**
Juris Doctor, 222
Master of Laws, 24
Master of Studies in Law, 2
Doctor of the Science of Law, 3
Total: 251
 
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
Master of Business Administration, 241
 
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Doctor of Medicine, 100
Master in Medical Science, 34***   
Master of Health Science, 28
Total:   162
 
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Doctor of Musical Arts, 9
Master of Music, 77
Master of Musical Arts, 4
Artist Diploma,  28
Certificate in Performance, 2
Total:   120
 
SCHOOL OF NURSING
Master of Science in Nursing, 99
Post-master’s Certificate in Nursing, 2
Total: 101

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Master of Public Health, 109
 

* The Graduate School Dean will present students who earned degrees in December 2011 as well as those earning degrees today. They are: Master of Arts - 79, Master of Science - 82 , Master of Philosophy - 204 , PhD - 125. December total: 490 . Combined totals for December and May: MA - 242 , MS - 172 , MPhil-332 , PhD - 365   . Total, both dates: 1,111.
 
** The Law School spring term ends after Commencement. The law faculty will vote later on degree candidates and, therefore, the number of degrees listed above must be considered provisional.
 
*** Students in the Physician Assistant Program at the Medical School will not complete their degrees until December, but they will participate in Commencement.