Joint MS degree in Architecture & Environmental Management
The Yale School of Architecture and the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies offer a joint-degree program in Architecture and Environmental Management. This program is directed to individuals who wish to pursue careers in sustainable design and development at the urban-to-regional scale with a special concern for ecosystem benefits and impacts at the site, local, regional, and global scales. The joint-degree program offers a focused and restricted curriculum that enables a student to obtain both a Master of Architecture (M. Arch. ) degree and a Master of Environmental Management (MEM ) degree one year earlier than would be required if each degree were pursued independently. Individuals seeking admission to this joint-degree program must apply and be admitted separately to one of the two School of Architecture Master of Architecture programs (M. Arch. I or M. Arch. II) and the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Master of Environmental Management program to be considered for admission to this joint-degree program. Consequently, applicants must submit all required admissions materials and prerequisites for application to each of these programs, indicating their desire to be, in addition, considered for the joint program. Students may apply to both schools at the same time and, if accepted, will begin their studies at the School of Architecture, since admission to the School cannot be deferred. Those who apply simultaneously should indicate their desire to be considered for the joint program on both applications. Students at the School of Architecture may apply to the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies prior to their final year. Students enrolled at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies may apply to the School of Architecture during their first year. Inquiries may be directed to the registrar at either the School of Architecture or the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Withdrawal or dismissal from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies will automatically oblige a student to complete all normal requirements for the School of Architecture M. Arch. degree (108 credits for first professional degree; 72 credits for post-professional degree option). Furthermore, the M. Arch. degree will not be awarded to joint-degree candidates until they have completed all requirements for both degrees.