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2016 Incoming Student Profile

  • Number of US states – 28
  • Number of countries – 18
  • Female/Male ratio – 63%F/37%M
  • Average GPA – 3.6
  • Average work experience 2-4 years
  • International student population – 20%
  • US minority population – 17%
  • Average age – 27
  • Average GRE scores – Verbal 161, Quantitative 157, Writing 4.6
  • Average GMAT scores – Verbal 44, Quantitative 46, Total Score 729, Writing 5.8
  • Average LSAT score - 165

Masters Programs at F&ES

Founded in 1900, F&ES is one of Yale University’s 13 graduate and professional schools. It is the oldest professional forestry school in the nation.

F&ES offers four 2-year degree programs—Master of Environmental Management (MEM), Master of Environmental Science (MESc), Master of Forestry (MF), and Master of Forest Science (MFS). F&ES also offers two 10-month programs (MEM and MF) for mid-career professionals with at least 7 years of experience.

Areas of study include, but are not limited to: Ecosystem Conservation and Management; Forestry, Forest Science and Forest Management; Business and the Environment; Climate Science, Adaptation and Mitigation; Energy and the Environment; Environmental Policy Analysis; Human Dimensions of Environmental Management; Sustainable Land Management; Sustainable Urban and Industrial Systems; and Water Resources Management.

Joint degree programs are available with Yale Schools of Management; Law; Divinity; Architecture; Public Health; and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Global Affairs, African Studies, European and Russian Studies, East Asian Studies, and International and Development Economics). Joint degree programs are also available with Vermont Law School and Pace Law School, and a joint program is offered in Management with the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia as well as environmental engineering with Tsingua University in China

For the 2015-2016 academic year, tuition is $38,185 with an additional $18,575 estimated for books, transportation, health insurance and living expenses.

In 2015, F&ES had approximately $4.5 million in scholarships available to award to master’s students. Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated financial need and academic merit, and range in award availability and size. For more information on the financial aid process, please visit Financial Aid.
Yale F&ES Blog


Hello Everyone!

I’m Jolisa Brooks, and I’m delighted to be assisting in the F&ES Admission’s Office. I’m a first year MESc with a research focus in environmental justice, political ecology and peace & conflict. Prior to matriculating to F&ES I was a Legislative Fellow for the US Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs, where I worked on “Education for All Act 2016, “Women, Peace & Security 2016”, “Power Africa”, and a host of other international development policies. In the short time that I’ve been at Yale I’ve already fallen in love with F&ES and I can’t wait to encourage and assist prospective students in their application journeys.

I’m an indigenous Detroiter, and proud alumna of Michigan State University, where…

Last year's Forest Health class visiting the U.S. Forest Service's Quarantine Lab. I'm top row, second from the left,

Hi! My name is Lindsay and I’m one of the new student assistants with the Admissions team at F&ES this year. I’m thrilled to be a part of this dynamic (and fun) group, and I look forward to meeting some of you as you visit and learn more about our school.

I’m a second year Master of Forestry student. The Master of Forestry (MF) program is smaller than the MEM program, but we’re a tight-knit cohort of plaid-wearing, Christmas tree-growing woodland enthusiasts, and I’m looking forward to showing you a bit about our coursework, social events, and field trips throughout the year.

I’m originally from just outside of Boston, but spent about six years in Northern California…

As race, sexual orientation and identity continue to be addressed in our media I wanted to take the opportunity to talk a little bit about cultural competence and what we can all to do become more aware of the experiences of those around us. As the newest staff EQUID committee member I have begun gathering resources for our community, many of which are posted below or available in Sage Hall on campus. While our blog typically focuses on F&ES news and updates or issues related to the environmental field, this is an topic that applies to all people in all industries and is something that we want to make sure our community is continually thinking about.

What is Cultural Competence?

Cultural competence is understanding your own cultural identity and…

Meet the newest F&ES admissions counselor


My name is Becca Melnick and I am excited to be joining the F&ES admissions team as an admissions counselor! I am coming to F&ES from the School of Management where I was working on events for the school and student clubs but I can’t wait to hit the road in the fall and meet with prospective students around the country to talk about F&ES, how to apply and what Yale has to offer.

I am originally from Massachusetts and ended up in New Haven after getting my undergraduate degree from James Madison University in Virginia. While I have not studied here at F&ES, I am currently in graduate school and am getting my M.Ed. in Higher Education in Student Affairs.

I was drawn to F&ES…

Sustainability at Yale

Sustainability is a theme at Yale that goes beyond F&ES. Yale’s Office of Sustainability releases detailed Sustainability Strategic Plans to reduce the university’s greenhouse gas emissions and waste and increase composting and recycling rates. The office publishes annual progress reports, which can be viewed online.

An important initiative this year was Yale’s first-ever Carbon Charge. The Yale Carbon Charge Project was a six-month pilot program involving 20 university buildings to help test the effectiveness of carbon pricing on Yale’s campus. Yale is the first institution of higher learning to implement such a program. Learn more about the Carbon Charge.

And of course, here at the Forestry School we pride ourselves on our sustainability focus. The Environmental Stewardship Committee (of which I am a member) is a…

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