Five-Year Program for Yale College and Yale-NUS College Students

The School of the Environment offers joint-degree, five-year options (with one year at YSE) that culminate in a baccalaureate and master’s degree intended for students who want to pursue careers in an environmental field. The joint-degree option is available to all undergraduates in Yale College and to environmental studies majors at Yale-NUS College. The program provides well-prepared students with accelerated graduate training in environmental science, management, and policy. Eligible students may apply for either a Master of Environmental Management (M.E.M.) or Master of Environmental Science (M.E.Sc.) degree. The program is built on careful integration of a student’s undergraduate curriculum with graduate requirements. Graduates have become highly successful leaders within governments, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and academia.

Yale students interested in the five-year joint-degree program should apply to the program at the end of the fall term of their senior year, or in the two years immediately following graduation. Students in the five-year M.E.M. program are encouraged to take a gap year, or a year away from academia, between completing their undergraduate degree and beginning study at YSE. Applicants interested in applying to the M.E.Sc. should make an appointment to talk to the YSE Office of Admissions at prior to applying.