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JD\Master of Environmental Management

Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

The MEM degree from Yale University prepares students to address ecological and social systems with greater scientific understanding and context. This degree is designed for those interested in environmental policy and analysis, stewardship, education, consulting, or management in connection with natural resources and environmental issues. Pace anticipates that students participating in the JD/MEM program will obtain a Certificate in Environmental Law.

Degree Requirements
Candidates for the JD/MEM must earn a total of 124 credits, 88 from Pace Law School and 36 from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Ten credits from Yale can be applied toward graduation from Pace. Twelve credits from Pace can be applied toward graduation from Yale.

When to Apply
Pace Law students can apply before law school or during the fall semester of either their first or second year.

While attending Pace Law full time, students pay normal tuition at Pace.  While attending Yale full time, students pay normal tuition at Yale.  In the event that a student cross registers for courses in both schools during the same semester, students pay a prorated tuition at each school.

Requirements for Admission

  • No minimum GPA (over 3.0 undergrad is generally acceptable)
  • GRE, GMAT, or LSAT required
  • Undergrad or grad studies in natural, social, and quantitative sciences desired
  • Personal essay is very important, as is any environmental work or other experience
  • The successful applicant will demonstrate a proven interest in environmental issues and problem solving and a focused drive to continue her environmental career, both through her personal essay and past academic, work, and volunteer experiences.

View the Yale FES Dual Degree Program Handbook for more information.