Yale School of the Environment

A Sustainable Future

We are a community that is all-in on creating a more sustainable world — for ourselves and for future generations

Research Highlight: Rivers Are Largest Source of Mercury in Oceans

The Amazon River
Peter Raymond
Peter Raymond

Ten rivers are responsible for half of the riverine mercury entering the world's oceans — with the Amazon River, the Ganges, and the Yangtze topping the list.

Innovative, Implementable Solutions

Why Yale School of the Environment?

Partnerships Across Yale University

The Yale School of the Environment has strong connections with scholars across the Yale campus, including through joint-degree programs with six professional schools.

Madeleine O’Brien ’20 MESc operates a drone loaded with sensors to measure carbon dioxide concentrations at various heights on the Yale campus as part of a project led by the Yale Center for Earth Observation.

Programs & Degrees

The Yale School of the Environment offers a variety of degree programs, many of which can be customized to meet each student’s professional goals, and prepare them for careers in environmental science, management, and policy.

Master’s Program

Application Deadline: December 15, 2021

Apply to the Masters Program

Doctoral Program

Doctoral Application Deadline: January 2, 2022

Apply to the Doctoral Program

Research Degrees

Professional Degrees

Joint, Dual & Combined

Centers, Programs, and Initiatives

From Local to Global

Yale School of the Environment’s more than 20 centers and programs are having immediate impact across many sectors and disciplines. They also provide students with numerous opportunities to gain hands-on clinical and research experience.

Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI)

Empowering local leaders to protect tropical forests

Each year, ELTI offers practitioners throughout Asia and the Americas tools and training to protect these endangered landscapes and achieve more sustainable practices.