Students having class discussion outside in a shady

Why Choose YSE?

At YSE, we are a community that is committed to achieving a sustainable future. Many of our faculty members are thought leaders who have pioneered or redefined their fields of expertise, and they are dedicated to helping our students develop the knowledge base and gain the experience they need to have an immediate impact.

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    Students on a field trip at a water treatment facility

    Experiential Learning

    At YSE, education and training extend well beyond the classroom. Participate in our unique summer orientation program, MODs; travel widely for field research and internships; attend global conferences and climate talks such as the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP 26).

    Activities and Opportunities
    Professor Marian Chertow with a student at Commencement

    Acclaimed Faculty

    Working closely with some of the top experts in their fields is one of the advantages of a YSE graduate degree. Our faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of environmental leaders to tackle the world’s most urgent problems.

    Faculty Profiles

    I grew up as an undocumented immigrant. Through YSE’s dual-degree program, I am fulfilling my dream of becoming an environmental lawyer to protect families like mine from climate change displacement.”

    Tabitha Sookdeo’25 MEM, ’24 Vermont Law School 

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