Global Affairs (MPP)
Joint degree with the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs
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This joint-degree program combines the resources of the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs with those of the School of the Environment. Students studying for this joint degree gain a cross-disciplinary understanding of the scientific, political and economic aspects of international resource management and environmental issues.
Students in the three-year joint program earn a Master in Public Policy (MPP) in Global Affairs from the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs and one of four environment degrees – the Master of Environmental Management (MEM), or the Master of Environmental Science (MESc), the Master of Forestry (MF), or the Master of Forest Science (MFS) – from the Yale School of the Environment.
Pursuing a joint program reduces the total time of study by one year.
Course of Study
Each environment degree program requires a completion of 36 credits as well as a summer internship and a thesis or a capstone project. In addition, all joint-degree students are required to attend three weeks of technical skills training before beginning their studies at YSE. These are hands-on workshops, offered every August, that teach plant identification, ecosystems management, land measurement, and urban ecosystem analysis. Please see Degree Programs at YSE for more information.
For the Master of Arts in Global Affairs, there are four required foundation courses. The remainder of courses are tailored to the students particular academic and career interests. For more information on curriculum, please see Courses.
Each school individually admits students in accordance with its own criteria. Prospective students may apply to the program prior to matriculation by submitting a separate application to each school during a single admissions cycle. For more information on admission, please visit YSE Masters Admissions and Jackson School admissions.
Students pay tuition for three semesters at YSE, and three semesters at the Jackson School. Fellowships awarded to joint degree students from the Global Affairs program are applied to the semesters in which the student is enrolled through the Jackson School. For information on fellowships offered to Global Affairs students, see Jackson School tuition & funding. For more information on applying for financial aid at YSE, please see the YSE financial aid website.
Jackson School of Global Affairs
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203 432-6253