Joint Degree in Religion & Ecology

Please note, this joint degree program is separate from the M.A.R. Concentration in Religion and Ecology offered by Yale Divinity School. Learn more about the M.A.R. Concentration in Religion and Ecology here.

The Yale School of the Environment (YSE) and Yale Divinity School offer a joint master’s degree program in Religion and Ecology. It is aimed at students who wish to integrate the study of environmental issues and religious communities in their professional careers and at students who wish to study the cultural and ethical dimensions of environmental problems. The joint degree is supported by faculty who teach courses in both schools and by the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale.

Students work concurrently on either a Master of Environmental Management or Master of Environmental Science at YSE and either a Master of Divinity or a Master of Arts in Religion at YDS. Within these schools, they are encouraged to take courses in environmental ethics and religion and ecology.

Individuals must apply separately to both YSE and YDS and be admitted to both. In consultation with the registrars and academic deans at both schools, students develop a study plan for meeting all requirements. This joint degree in religion and ecology is the first program of its kind in North America.

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at or the School of the Environment’s Admissions Office at

Forum on Religion & Ecology at Yale

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