Masters Degrees

Yale Engineering graduates are working at the forefront of technology and science and have made outstanding contributions to society in the form of innovative technologies and significant research discoveries. 

Our Engineering program builds on a strong and broad foundation of related sciences and has been successfully developing emerging technologies, while also being interdisciplinary and flexible.  Graduate students develop their own course of study and research in consultation with faculty.

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Students may apply directly to a terminal master's degree program. This program is normally completed in one year, but a part-time program may be spread over as many as four years.

Joint Master's Degree Program

School of Engineering & Applied Science and School of the Environment

The joint master's degree program offered by the School of the Environment (YSE) and the School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) provides environmental engineers and environmental managers with the opportunity to develop knowledge and tools to address the complex relationship between technology and the environment. This joint-degree program will train graduate students to design and manage engineered and natural systems that address critical societal challenges, while considering the complex technical, economic, and sociopolitical systems relationships. Each joint program leads to the simultaneous award of two graduate professional degrees: either the Master of Environmental Management (M.E.M.) or the Master of Environmental Science (M.E.Sc.) from YSE, and a Master of Science (M.S.) from SEAS. Students can earn the two degrees concurrently in 2.5 years, less time than if they were pursued sequentially. Candidates spend the first year at YSE, the second year at SEAS, and their final term at YSE. Joint-degree students are guided in this process by advisers in both YSE and SEAS. Candidates must submit formal applications to both YSE and SEAS and be admitted separately to each School, i.e., each School makes its decision independently. It is highly recommended that students apply to and enter a joint-degree program from the outset, although it is possible to apply to the second program once matriculated at Yale. Prospective students to the joint-degree program apply to the YSE master's degree through YSE and to the SEAS master's degree in Chemical and Environmental Engineering through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


To qualify for a master's degree, students must pass eight term courses; no more than two may be Special Investigations. An average grade of at least High Pass is required, with at least one grade of Honors. There are no core course requirements. To see a list of available courses, please click here.


Tuition is $5,562.50 per course for the 2020-21 academic year. There is no financial assistance available for students enrolled in the master's degree program.

Career Information

The Yale Office of Career Strategy is a comprehensive career center for students and alumni/ae of Yale University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yale College, and Postdoctoral Scholars. OCS offers career advising, employment and internship opportunities, and career development resources with the goal of helping students clarify their career aspirations and make purposeful life choices. OCS consults with directors of graduate studies to develop programs that supplement the department's role in the professional development of students pursuing a non-academic career.

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