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, or in the two years immediately following graduation.

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.

Graduate Liaisons

Alexandra Weyerhaeuser YSE MEM’24 EVST BA ‘20 

Alex is a  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.

Victoria Dombrowik YSE MEM’24 EVST BS ‘21

Victoria is a MEM candidate specializing in Business and the Environment. Initially part of the Human Health and the Environment concentration, she became interested in atmospheric carbon reduction and removal strategies during her internship at the Yale Carbon Containment Lab. After receiving her BS in Environmental Studies, she spent two years working for the London-based climate intelligence startup Sylvera. Victoria is passionate about nature-based solutions, carbon offsets and trading, and the transition to a low-carbon economy. Feel free to reach out to her with any questions you have!