5-Year Program

Yale College - School of the Environment Five Year Program

The Joint Yale College - School of the Environment Baccalaureate and Master’s degree program is a five-year program  designed for undergraduate students who want to pursue a career in an environmental field. The program is designed to provide well-prepared Yale College students with accelerated graduate training in environmental science, management, and policy. Graduates from the School’s master’s degree programs have become highly successful leaders within government, corporations, non-profit organizations, and academia.

All Yale College students pursuing either a BA or BS degree in Yale College are eligible to apply for either a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) or Master of Environmental Science (MESc) degree, regardless of major. Normally the School awards master’s degrees following two years of graduate study and admission is offered only to those holding a bachelors degree. This program accelerates the master’s degree program through careful integration of undergraduate curriculum with graduate requirements. Yale College students interested in the five-year joint degree program should apply to the program at the end of the fall semester of their senior year.

Applicants interested in applying to the MESc should make an appointment to talk to the YSE Office of Admissions at yseinfo@yale.edu prior to applying.

Meet the Graduate Liaisons

Natasha Feshbach YSE MEM ’23 YC EVST BA ‘20 

As a former Yale undergrad, Natasha is a part of the MEM5 program and is specializing in People, Equity, and the Environment with a particular focus on food justice and food security. Natasha is originally from Santa Barbara, California, but spent her two gap years in Washington, DC running a direct food distribution program at the Capital Area Food Bank. As an undergrad, she was the captain of the Yale Track and Field Team, but now can be found running around East Rock and all-over New Haven with her dog, Rocky. Reach out to Natasha with questions.

Alexandra Weyerhaeuser YSE MEM’23 EVST BA ‘20 

Alex is an MEM candidate at the School of the Environment specializing in People, Equity and the Environment. She received her BA in Environmental Studies with a concentration in environmental justice and a certificate in Education Studies and has been pursuing her interests at the intersection of environment and education ever since.  Alex worked for Green City Market, a nonprofit in Chicago focused on sustainable food and agriculture, food justice, and educationduring her two gap years, then spent some time getting herhands dirty on a regenerative farm on Maui and traveled teaching yoga before coming to YSE. Feel free to email Alex with questions.