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MA in Religion and Ecology at Yale

   

JOINT DEGREE IN RELIGION AND ECOLOGY

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES) and Yale Divinity School (YDS) offer a joint Masters 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 for those who wish to study the cultural and ethical dimensions of environmental problems. The joint degree is strongly supported by co-appointed faculty and by the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale.

This degree program provides an opportunity to study concurrently in two of Yale University's distinct graduate schools. Students work towards both a Masters of Environmental Management at FES and either a Master of Arts in Religion or Masters of Divinity at YDS. Within these schools, they are encouraged to take courses in environmental ethics and religion and ecology. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty in both schools, as well as with a number of co-appointed faculty members.

Individuals must apply separately to both FES and YDS and be admitted to both. In consultation with the registrars and with the academic deans at both schools, students will develop a study plan for meeting all requirements. With careful planning, joint degrees can be completed in less time than it would take to pursue them both separately. This joint degree in religion and ecology is the first program of its kind in North America. It aims to attract students to a growing field of study with far reaching implications for the future of the Earth community.

Note: Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim do not take on PhD students.

 

Guide to YDS/FES Joint Degree Requirements

 

Lecturers:
John Grim
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Amity Doolittle


Sample Syllabi

Introduction to Religion and Ecology (Online Course)
John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker

Western Religions and Ecology (Online Course)
John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker

World Religions and Ecology: Asian Religions
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

Environmental Justice
Amity Doolittle


For more information, visit:

Yale Divinity School
Admissions & Financial Aid
 
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Masters Programs Admissions Office
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

For more information, contact these current graduate students of the Joint MA Program:

Lauren Griffith, MAR
 Nathan Empsall, MDiv
Anna Thurston, MAR
  
For more information, contact these alumni of the Joint MA Program:

Andrew Barnett, MDiv
Stephen Blackmer, MDiv
Frederica Helmiere, MAR

Yale Divinity School Graduates with an interest in Religion and Ecology



News about Joint MA Program:

Mary Evelyn Tucker: The Flourishing of People and Planet
By Ray Waddle, Yale University: Notes from the Quad, October 1, 2014

F&ES Launches First Online Courses in Religion and Ecology
By Kevin Dennehy, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, August 13, 2014

Pair Pioneers Ecology and Religion Program
By Liliana Varman, Yale Daily News, February 28, 2012


Related News:

Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) Concentration in Religion and Ecology at Yale Divinity School
 
"Latinx Christianity and religion/ecology are focus of new Master of Arts in Religion concentrations"
Yale Divinity School, December 22, 2016


Resources:

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES)

Yale Divinity School (YDS)

Emerging Earth Community