Dual Degree program with Tsinghua University (Master of Science in Environmental Engineering)
Allowing students at Tsinghua to bolster their skills in environmental policy and management or enabling Yale students to enhance their expertise in key areas of environmental engineering, the joint program foci include the study of industrial systems, pollution management, water treatment, and energy technology.
Students can earn one of four degrees from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES): Master of Environmental Management (MEM),Master of Environmental Science (MESc), Master of Forest Science (MFS)
, or Master of Forestry (MF)
, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
from Tsinghua University School of Environment
Course of Study
Students entering the dual-degree program with Tsinghua will be assigned a “home” university, which will dictate the way in which the program will be completed. The two options are:
Tsinghua (Home University)
Half year at the Home University, one and one-half years at the Host University, and 1 year at the Home University.
F&ES (Home University)
One year at the Home University, one and one-half years at the Host University, and half a year at the Home University. In the case where thesis research requires substantial primary data collection in the Home University, the students are encouraged to spend the summer after the second year of study at the Home University.
Each FES 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 (MODS). Students in the dual-degree program with Tsinghua will either complete MODS in the summer prior to their start (FES as home university) or in the summer between their first and second semesters at FES (FES as host university). 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 FES for more information.
At Tsinghua University, students must complete 23 credits. Please see Master Program
for more information.
Applicants must apply to and be admitted under normal admissions procedures determined separately by each school. While neither school will be involved in the admissions criteria for the other, administrators at both schools may discuss dual applicants, when appropriate. Students will be required to submit supporting documentation, such as transcripts, TOEFL and GRE reports, letters of recommendation, writing samples and personal statements, separately to each of SOE and F&ES in accordance with their application procedure. Students are encouraged to apply to both schools at the same time however, it is possible for students to apply for admissions to the Host University while completing their first year of study at their Home University. For more information on admission, please visit FES Masters Admissions
and the Tsinghua University Admissions.
While attending FES full time, students pay normal tuition at FES. While attending Tsinghua, students pay normal tuition towards Tsinghua. For more information on applying for financial aid at FES, please see the FES financial aid website
. Students must apply for financial aid at each school, and any aid awarded will apply to the semesters in which a student is enrolled at that particular school.