Yale University - School of the Environment

Why you should consider this program

The Yale School of Environment offers four master's degree programs that prepare students for professional work or research in forestry and environmental management. Areas of study include, but are not limited to: Ecosystem Conservation and Management; Forestry, Forest Science and Forest Management; Business and the Environment; Climate Science, Adaptation and Mitigation; Energy and the Environment; Environmental Policy Analysis; Human Dimensions of Environmental Management; Sustainable Land Management; Sustainable Urban and Industrial Systems; and Water Resources Management. Students here choose from a broad selection of courses at YSE and at other graduate schools at the University and students with well-defined cross-disciplinary interests can apply for joint degrees at nine different schools. In addition, students can enrich their studies by attending lectures, seminars, films and conferences, and by joining student groups suited to their interests.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 100,020 $ 25,005 $ 75,015
Out of state $ 100,020 $ 25,005 $ 75,015
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

The fellowship that we offer will cover $12,502.50 per year. In addition, all scholars are eligible to apply for the need-based scholarship money. Most students receive need-based scholarship money ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Other benefits or opportunities

All students who receive financial assistance to the school are eligible for work study positions on campus.

Application fee waived?



All Master's of Environmental Management and Master's of Forestry students are required to complete a summer internship between the two years of study. There is no one typical internship as students generally have a wide array of interests and our Career Development Office is skilled at helping students find the right summer internship experience. Master's of Environmental Science and Forest Science students spend the summer conducting their research and data collection rather than in a formal internship. Research projects are self-created under the guidance of a faculty advisor. As a school with a very global focus, we frequently have students complete their internships and research all over the world. More information about where some of our students have interned can be found here.

Jobs for program alumni

Just as with internships, there are many different career paths that our alumni go into. We frequently have students who develop their own businesses, who work for government and who work with non-profit organizations. Information about where our graduates are working can be found here.

Other details

Program length

2 years

Application requirements

Online application forms (admissions and financial aid), personal statement, resume, three letters of recommendation, GRE or GMAT scores, transcripts, research statement if applicable, and optional contribution to the community statement.

Admissions process

Indication of Peace Corps service on the application and application fee waiver form

Program begins

Early August


Pamela Welch, Associate Director of Financial Aid

300 Prospect St
New Haven, CT 06511