This general video describes the history of Yale, outlines the academic offerings and campus life, and highlights some of the Yale graduates and faculty who have made significant contributions to their fields or society.  Yale F&ES is mentioned only briefly, but this video offers some great footage of the campus.  Our headquarters, Kroon Hall, is shown in one of the early aerial shots in the video.  Can you find it?

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For students enrolled in the Master of Environmental Management program at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), choosing courses is like being a kid in a candy store. The choices are abundant, even wondrous, and F&ES students are curious and interested in a lot of things. But while the plethora of choices is considered a virtue—the M.E.M. offers over 100 electives—their lack of organization has been a frequent source of confusion—until now.

Read more about the M.E.M changes

Our 2011 incoming Master’s students have come from 67 U.S. and 20 international undergraduate programs.  And here’s a sampling of the various languages they speak:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, Dzongka, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Mongolian, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Uzbek.

Don’t see your language?  Apply to F&ES and we can add you to the list next year!

F&ES students come from a variety of academic backgrounds (ranging from genetics or biochemistry to music or English literature).  Their professional backgrounds also run a broad spectrum from environmental attorneys to human rights activists to wilderness firefighters.  Learning from your classmates is one of the greatest things about F&ES.

Application tip: Your personal statement should concentration on why…

Hello from FES!!

I greet you today first and foremost as a first-year FES student at Yale University. I am also a female international student pursuing a Master’s degree in Environmental Management (MEM). I also happen to be a new team member at the Admissions office here. Throughout the ensuing school year, I will be providing you short tidbits about my experiences here at FES, which I hope will be of some help to you while making important life decisions.

My name is Onon Bayasgalan and I come from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Unless you’ve been to Mongolia, or have other substantial reasons to know about Mongolia, I’d recommend

On the road again...
On the road again...

On the road again…

Many people in the US will recognize this phrase as the title to a Willie Nelson song (I know some of you are thinking “Who’s Willie Nelson, right?” You can google him if you are really curious…), but to F&ES admissions staffers it literally means that we are traveling.  Recruiting season is now upon us and F&ES has already participated in four different events this week.  The first took place right here in Kroon Hall for Yale students interested in the F&ES/School of Management joint degree program.  Then we visited Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and two idealist.org graduate fairs in New York City and Washington, DC.  From here it…

Kroon Hall street sign

Yesterday, Danielle Curtis (Asst. Director of Admissions & Financial Aid) emailed an announcement about the F&ES Master’s application form becoming available today.  The application opened this morning at 9:00am Eastern Time, and I am happy to say that some of you started the process already.  It is truly exciting for us to see your enthusiasm.  Admissions staffers love people who do not wait until the last minute to start their application forms.  We encourage you to research different graduate programs, investigate your options, work steadily to prepare and refine your application materials, and submit a timely and thorough application.  Applying to graduate school isn’t rocket science, but it does take time and effort. Be mindful of the December 15th deadline and think ahead.  Trust me, December will be here soon…

Office open, please enter.
Office open, please enter

Admissions Office doorway

Greetings from Yale F&ES Admissions & Financial Aid!  Just as the sign on our office door states, “office open, please enter,” the F&ES Master’s application officially opens on September 1, 2011. We are excited to welcome and assist a new round of applicants as you prepare materials for the admissions process.

By way of introduction, our office consists of 5 people: Alex (Fin Aid), Angela (Admissions/Fin Aid), Danielle (Admissions/Fin Aid), Linda (Admissions/Fin Aid), and Quetcy (Admissions).  We are a small troop, but we work diligently to meet your needs and answer your questions in a timely fashion.

The office experienced a major restructuring, said farewell to two dedicated staff…