Application Procedure

If you are interested in applying for the program, please visit the Yale University Office of Graduate Admissions website. All questions specific to the admissions process should be directed to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Applications should be initiated as early as possible (late summer/fall) in the academic year preceding the one in which the individual proposes to register. Application is made via the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Online Application available on or after August 15 through the Graduate School web site. The deadline for submitting your application is January 2 for consideration for admission to the fall term. All supplemental materials such as transcripts, personal statement and financial statement should be uploaded to the application.  Paper copies will not be accepted. Late applications will be considered only at the discretion of the Program Director. You are urged to read the application policies and procedures, which can be found at the same web site.

Applicants interested in the joint IDE/F&ES Program must individually apply to both the Graduate School using the online application, and the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies whose application can be obtained online at the F&ES web site. Applicants will be notified of action concerning admission by mid-April. Those who are undergraduates at the time of admission must present evidence of the satisfactory completion of the bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in order to register. Those who are engaged in graduate work must, before registration, present a transcript giving evidence of satisfactory completion of the year’s work in which they were engaged.

Please go to the Yale University Office of Graduate Admissions for all information on testing requirements and application procedures.