External Partnerships

The School of the Environment has partnership agreements with numerous local, national, and international organizations beyond the Yale campus. The following are a few examples of these arrangements.

New York Botanical Garden

YSE enjoys a reciprocal relationship with the Graduate Studies Program at the New York Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden program, which began in 1896, currently enrolls about a dozen students who are carrying out studies in systematic and economic botany and applied plant ecology at field sites around the world. The program’s expertise spans the spectrum of both systematic and economic botany. It is operated in conjunction with several other academic institutions, including YSE.

The resources of the New York Botanical Garden include one of the largest botanical libraries in the world, an herbarium and 10,000 species of living plants housed in several greenhouses, as well as an electron microscope, environmental chambers, and instrumentation for radiobiological, biochemical, anatomical, molecular, phytochemical, chemosystematic, numerical taxonomy, and vegetational studies. YSE offers a combined doctoral degree with the New York Botanical Garden, which is funded by the Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship. NYBG faculty teach courses at YSE in tropical plant taxonomy, applied plant ecology, and ethnobotany.

External Joint-Degree Programs

YSE also has joint-degree agreements with the Pace University School of Law, the Vermont Law School, and Tsinghua University School of Environment. Further information on these programs is available through the Office of Admissions.