Christiana Figueres with Dan Esty
© Matthew Garrett
Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in conversation with Professor Dan Esty.

Degree Programs

The School of the Environment offers fourteen masters and joint masters degrees, a doctoral and two combined doctoral degrees, and an environmental studies program for undergraduates.

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The School of the Environment lists over 120 courses in a diverse array of subjects. Students are also able to take classes at other graduate schools at the University, including the Law School, the School of Public Health and the School of Management.

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The School’s faculty conducts original, path-breaking research across a range of topics and disciplines, creating new knowledge and innovative analyses in the areas of biodiversity, forestry, global climate, industry, law and economics, urban systems, water, and social ecology.
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Learning Communities

Created in support of academic programs, these communities coalesce research, events, and news related to several areas of expertise within YSE.