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.