Yale School of Forestry and

Environmental Studies

Admissions


Degree Programs

Master's Degree Programs
Admissions requirements, financial aid

Doctoral Degree Programs
Admissions requirements, financial aid

Requirements

English as a Foreign Language
TOEFEL requirements

Deadlines


Contacts

We would be happy to discuss our programs with you. Please call or email any of the following individuals.


Master's Degree Programs

The Yale School of Forestry &;Environmental Studies offers three Master's degrees programs Master of Environmental Studies (M.E.S., management-oriented), Master of Forest Science (M.F.S., research-oriented), and Master of Forestry (M.F., professional certification).

Application for admission to studies leading to the professional degrees of M.F., M.F.S., or M.E.S. must be made directly to the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Students are admitted only in the fall. Application forms for admission and for financial aid may be secured by writing to:

Registrar
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
205 Prospect Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511.

The deadline for applications is February 1.

Notification of admission (including award of scholarship aid) is sent by April 1. Acceptance of the offer of admission must be accompanied by a non-refundable $500 deposit which will be credited toward tuition.

Open House for prospective students is held twice a year: in November and in January. Visitors may attend classes, tour the school, speak with students and faculty, and hear presentations by the dean and members of the faculty. The dates of the two open houses are November 15, 1996 and January 17, 1997 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Please call our toll-free number (800 825-0330) to sign up (directions).


Master's Degree Financial Aid Information

Every effort is made to enable qualified students to attend the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies regardless of their financial circumstances. Financial aid is based on need and available resources. Approximately two-thirds of the student body receives some form of financial aid from the School.

Award Components
Financial aid packages consist of three components: scholarship aid, long-term educational loans, and School-related employment. Scholarship aid is available in limited amounts and is awarded to help fulfill unmet need following allocation of loans and employment funds. Yale University participates in two federal loan programs: the Stafford program and the Perkins program. To qualify for loans through these programs, a student must be a U.S. citizen and meet certain requirements determined by a federally approved need analysis. Foreign students are not eligible for these subsidized loans.

School-related employment seeks to provide a limited number of students with an opportunity to earn money to help meet their educational costs. Students may be employed to assist faculty or staff members with administrative duties in the Graves Library, School offices, greenhouse, or school forests. Students will be awarded a $2,500 assistantship for ten hours of work per week.

One-half of the assistantship will be credited to the student's Bursar account in September and the remaining one-half in January. Teaching and research assistantships are not generally a component of the financial aid program for Master's students. However, students may contacts other Yale departments for teaching assistantship possibilities. U.S. citizens requesting financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), P.O. Box 4038, Iowa City, Iowa 52243. Foreign students must write to the School to receive a Foreign Student Financial Aid Application. All U.S. students must submit a School Financial Aid Application, available from the Office of Financial Aid. Awards are not automatically renewed and must be applied for each year.

National Fellowships and Scholarships
All current students and applicants for admission are strongly urged to compete for outside fellowships and scholarships which can be used at Yale. These fellowships are sponsored by both public and private agencies and are often more generous than those that can be awarded by the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. In addition to financial advantages, the student who wins an award in a national competition earns genuine distinction. Such outside awards may be held together with School awards up to combined levels that are no higher than the normal educational expense budget.


Doctoral Degree Programs

The Yale School of Forestry &;Environmental Studies offers its own doctoral degree (Doctor of Forestry &;Environmental Studies (management-oriented) and, through the Graduate School of Yale, the Doctor of Philosophy (research-oriented). Areas of specialty include Ecosystem structure, function and dynamics; conservation of biological diversity; management of forest ecosystems; coastal and watershed systems; property, institutions, and the environment; valuation, risk and environmental decision-making.

Those applying for admission to doctoral studies through either the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies or the Department of Forestry and Environmental Studies of the Yale University Graduate School are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Test score reports must be received by January 3.

Doctor of Philosophy

Students seeking degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are subject to the regulations of the Yale University Graduate School in matters pertaining to admission, candidacy, graduation, and tuition. Application materials and the Graduate School bulletin may be received by sending $4 to:

Office of Admissions
Yale Graduate School
P.O. Box 208323
New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8323.

Doctor of Philosophy applications should be sent to the Graduate School at the above address.

Specific questions about the Doctor of Philosophy program should be addressed to:

Professor Kristiina Vogt, Director of Doctoral Studies
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
301 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511.

Doctor of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Application forms for the D.F.E.S. degree differ from the Doctor of Philosophy applications and can be obtained by writing to:

Professor Kristiina Vogt, Director of Doctoral Studies
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
205 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511.

Doctor of Forestry and Environmental Studies applications should be sent to the Director of Doctoral Studies at the above address by February 1st.

Notification of admission (including award of financial assistance) is sent on or before April 1.


English as a Foreign Language

Applicants for whom English is not a native or customary language of instruction must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This test is administered by the TOEFL Program, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, and applicants should write directly to this agency for further information. Test score reports should be addressed to the Registrar, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 205 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut, and must be received by January 3. Formal application for admission to study for the D.F.E.S. degree must be submitted by February 1, and for the Ph.D. degree by January 3.

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