Masters Program

The Fall 2020 Application is now live. 
The Priority Application Deadline is December 15, 2019

Doctoral Program

 
The deadline for applications is January 2, 2020

At a Glance

  • A diverse student body of approximately 300 master’s and 75 doctoral students from 38 U.S. states and 41 countries.
  • Degrees offered: Master of Environmental Management; Master of Environmental Science; Master of Forestry; Master of Forest Science; Ph.D.
  • One-year master’s available to individuals with seven or more years of relevant professional experience. Five-year bachelor’s-master’s degree for select Yale College students with appropriate undergraduate degree.
  • Joint master’s degrees offered with Yale Schools of Law, Management, Public Health, Divinity, and Architecture; programs in Global Affairs, African Studies, East Asian Studies, European and Russian Studies, Development Economics; and with Pace University School of Law, Vermont Law School, Tsinghua University (joint environmental engineering program) and Universidad de los Andes (joint MBA program).
Yale F&ES Blog
When China met East Africa at F&ES:  Learning a Global Perspective on Research

During the Alumni TGIF (“Thank Goodness I’m a Forester” event at F&ES) last October, I shared with Gao, a Ph.D. candidate from China, my interest in learning about the environmental footprint of Chinese investments overseas. Despite my passion, I had little experience in the topic at the time and had no idea where to start looking for resources. Gao immediately introduced me to Dr. Helen Gichohi, the McCluskey Fellow at F&ES, at the Alumni Event. Helen is a renowned scholar from Kenya and wildlife conservation field practitioner – also former President of African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). I expressed my interest to Helen and made quick connections with her along with two other classmates, American and Ugandan students who shared a similar passion for the subject. As our interest overlapped with…

Connecting F&ES to Mexican prospective students

This year, I spent quite a different Thanksgiving break. Instead of enjoying a delicious dinner with my dear F&ES friends in New Haven, I was in Guadalajara (my hometown) enjoying Mexican dishes and tequila with my family and closest friends. I traveled home and visited my alma mater, ITESO University (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente), where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering in 2011. Many memories came to mind as I was walking through ITESO’s student halls and its astonishing gardens.

Building a Greener Belt & Road

This piece is part of a series of posts looking to highlight the Global, Interdisciplinary and Entrepreneurial character of F&ES. It’s hard to keep track of all the initiatives students are involved in, and we hope to provide a spotlight for them. For prospective students who wish to know more, and current students who wish to have their work featured in this series, please email fesinfo@yale.edu.

When it comes to the potential ramifications of international development and trade, F&ES students Tina Huang M.E.M. ’19 (China), Kate Logan M.E.M. ’20 (United States) and Nicholas Lo M.E.Sc ’19 (Hong Kong) share the goal of creating awareness among their peers, by making sure they spread dialogue in the U.S. about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a Chinese…

Admissions Events

Masters Program Campus Visit
Sep. 23, 2019 - Monday
9:30 AM — 1:00 PM
Yale F&ES Admissions Office, 300 Prospect Street, New Haven,…
Washington DC Idealist Graduate School Fair
Sep. 23, 2019 - Monday
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl…
SUNY ESF Graduate School Fair
Sep. 24, 2019 - Tuesday
11:00 AM — 12:30 PM
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Gateway…
Cornell University Graduate School Fair
Sep. 25, 2019 - Wednesday
4:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Cornell University, Barton Hall, 117 Statler Dr, Ithaca, NY…
Chicago Idealist Graduate School Fair
Oct. 3, 2019 - Thursday
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
UIC Dorin Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60607-4913
Masters Program Campus Visit
Oct. 7, 2019 - Monday
9:30 AM — 1:00 PM
Yale F&ES Admissions Office, 300 Prospect Street, New Haven,…
Colby College Graduate School Fair
Oct. 7, 2019 - Monday
3:30 PM — 5:30 PM
Colby College, Cotter Union, 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville,…
Bates College Graduate School Fair
Oct. 8, 2019 - Tuesday
11:00 AM — 1:30 PM
Bates College, Clifton Dagget Gray Athletic Building (Gray Cage),…
University of Connecticut Graduate School Fair
Oct. 8, 2019 - Tuesday
12:00 PM — 2:00 PM
University of Connecticut Student Union, 2110 Hillside Rd.,…
Bowdoin College Graduate School Fair
Oct. 8, 2019 - Tuesday
3:30 PM — 5:30 PM
Bowdoin College Smith Campus Union, 6 South Campus Drive, Brunswick,…
AISES National Conference
Oct. 11, 2019 - Friday
9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Wisconsin Center, 400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2104
California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
Oct. 12, 2019 - Saturday
12:00 PM — 3:00 PM
1801 East Cotati Ave Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Pomona College Info Session
Oct. 14, 2019 - Monday
11:30 AM — 1:00 PM
Seeley G. Mudd Building; Studio 2: The Hive
Los Angeles Idealist Graduate School Fair
Oct. 14, 2019 - Monday
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles,…
San Francisco Idealist Graduate School Fair
Oct. 15, 2019 - Tuesday
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco,…
Financial Planning Seminar
Oct. 15, 2019 - Tuesday
5:30 PM — 7:00 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
UC Berkeley Info Session
Oct. 16, 2019 - Wednesday
12:00 PM — 1:30 PM
College of Natural Resources (Resource Center)
San Francisco Info Session
Oct. 16, 2019 - Wednesday
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Google Community Space 188 Embarcadero (enter on Steuart Street),…
Seattle Idealist Graduate School Fair
Oct. 17, 2019 - Thursday
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Seattle University Campion Hall, 914 East Jefferson Street,…
Masters Program Campus Visit
Oct. 21, 2019 - Monday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Yale F&ES Admissions Office, 300 Prospect Street, New Haven,…
Atlanta Idealist Graduate School Fair
Oct. 22, 2019 - Tuesday
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Georgia Tech Student Center, Ballroom 350, Ferst Drive Northwest,…
Society of American Foresters National Convention
Oct. 30, 2019 - Wednesday
12:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St., Louisville,…
Society of American Foresters National Convention
Oct. 31, 2019 - Thursday
12:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St., Louisville,…
SACNAS-National Diversity in STEM Conference
Oct. 31, 2019 - Thursday
12:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815-1513
Society of American Foresters National Convention
Nov. 1, 2019 - Friday
12:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St., Louisville,…
SACNAS-National Diversity in STEM Conference
Nov. 1, 2019 - Friday
12:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815-1513
Masters Program Campus Visit
Nov. 4, 2019 - Monday
9:30 AM — 1:00 PM
Yale F&ES Admissions Office, 300 Prospect Street, New Haven,…
Masters Program Campus Visit
Nov. 18, 2019 - Monday
9:30 AM — 1:00 PM
Yale F&ES Admissions Office, 300 Prospect Street, New Haven,…
Masters Program Campus Visit
Dec. 2, 2019 - Monday
9:30 AM — 1:00 PM
Yale F&ES Admissions Office, 300 Prospect Street, New Haven,…