Applying to the Major

Applying to the Major

The Ethics, Politics and Economics major is a major, to which application and formal acceptance is required. Students should apply to enter the major at the end of the fall term of their sophomore year. Application to the major must be made in writing and submitted to the registrar, Kellianne Farnham.

This year, applications are to be submitted no later than Monday, December 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.  Please email a pdf (as ONE file) of your completed application to  No hard copies will be accepted.

A complete application to the major includes:

  • A completed application cover sheet.
  • A current CV.
  • A transcript (official or unofficial) of work at Yale that includes a list of courses in which the applicant is enrolled for the current fall semester.  Please make sure your name is on each page of the transcript.
  • A brief (1,000 word - maximum) statement of purpose giving us a sense of why this major is important to your academic goals and how you would integrate the three disciplines.
  • A previously submitted paper written for a course related to the subject matter of Ethics, Politics and Economics (optional but encouraged).

All applications are reviewed by a committee of EPE faculty from a variety of Yale College departments and programs. Every application is given due consideration without regard for any particular first-year program of study, although performance in courses meeting introductory requirements in EPE provide helpful information as to the student’s qualifications. All decisions made by the admissions committee are final.  Accepted applicants will receive further instructions via email from the Director of Undergraduate Studies before the spring semester shopping period.