Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies prepares new leadership and creates new knowledge to sustain and restore the long-term health of the biosphere and the well-being of its people.

Students here establish close relationships with faculty mentors, work in well-equipped laboratories and use the resources of one of the world’s largest library systems. They choose from a broad selection of courses at F&ES and at other graduate schools at the University, including the law school, the school of public health and the school of management. Students with well-defined cross-disciplinary interests can apply for joint degrees at nine different schools.  In addition, students can enrich their studies by attending lectures, seminars, films and conferences, and by joining student groups suited to their interests.

Centres and programmes at Yale FES include:

  • Yale Center for Business and the Environment
  • Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy
  • Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering
  • Center for Industrial Ecology
  • Hixon Center for Urban Ecology
  • Urban Resources Initiative
  • Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry
  • Tropical Resources Institute
  • Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative
  • The Forests Dialogue
  • The School Forests
  • Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
  • Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative
  • High Plains Stewardship Initiative


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