Master's & Doctoral Programs
For over 100 years, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has prepared students for important positions of environmental leadership in the United States and throughout the world. Graduates of this interdisciplinary program assume influential roles in government, business, non-governmental organizations, public and international affairs, research and education. The school offers master's degrees in environmental management (MEM), environmental science (MESc), forestry (MF), forest science (MFS), as well as a one year master's degree (MEM and MF) for experienced environmental professionals.
Specializations include: Business & the Environment; Climate Science, Adaptation & Management; Ecosystem Conservation & Management; Energy and the Environment; Forestry & Forest Management; Environmental Policy Analysis; Human Dimensions of the Environment; Sustainable Urban and Industrial Systems; Urban Ecology; and Water Resources Management. However, students can individually tailor a program to suit their academic and professional interests. Students are encouraged to think about the environment in an interdisciplinary way, and can take up to 50% of their coursework at other Yale schools.
Joint master's degrees can be pursued at Yale in management, law, public health, international relations, developmental economics, and divinity. Joint programs are also established with Pace Law School and Vermont Law School, and Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. In addition, students have the opportunity to continue their studies through the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (Ph.D.).
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999