Admissions InformationGuidelines for Combined Ph.D. Program in Anthropology and Forestry Environmental StudiesGeneral Schedule. The combined Forestry and Environmental Studies (YSE) Anthropology Ph.D. Program was first created by former Yale Provost Alison Richard to meet the needs of doctoral students in biological anthropology who wanted to draw fully on the resources of both the Anthropology Department and YSE. Initial interest in the combined degree has mainly come from students working in the allied fields of ecological anthropology, social ecology, and political ecology. We envisage Anthropology program, however, as open to all sub-disciplines in Anthropology including biological anthropology and archaeological studies and students across forestry and environmental sciences fields who wish to combine their studies with Anthropology. The purpose and attraction of the degree is three-fold: (1) it combines the disciplinary identity and strengths of the Anthropology Department with the inter-disciplinary character and possibilities of YSE, especially in terms of bridging the social and natural sciences (2) it combines the strengths in ecological and environmental studies of YSE with the social science strengths of the Anthropology Department and (3) it combines the Anthropology Department’s strengths in theory with the emphasis within YSE on linking theory with policy and practice. They have the credentials to apply for policy-oriented positions with international institutions as well as academic positions in teaching and research. In general, eligibility for entry into the combined degree program will be the same as for entering either the YSE or the Anthropology doctoral program (which is detailed in their respective bulletins). Prior award of a Master’s degree is generally preferred for entry into the YSE doctoral program but not the Anthropology doctoral program. Therefore, the desirability of a prior master’s degree will be weighed on a case-by-case basis among applicants. Combined degree students will receive (upon petition) an M. degree from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) after passing their comprehensive exams. Prospective combined degree students must initially apply either to Anthropology or to YSE but not to both at the same time. They should, however, as per the current Yale Graduate School application process, indicate their interest in the combined degree by marking the application form appropriately. Once accepted in the initially chosen doctoral program, the student’s file will be considered in the second program and a recommendation made on the combined degree application that will be communicated by the Graduate School. Being turned down for entry into the combined degree program at this point does not preclude re-application after arriving at Yale in the following Fall Semester. It is possible for a student who has entered Yale through either Anthropology or YSE as a Ph.D. student to then submit a petition to enter the combined degree program.
GRE score required at Yale University master's degree programs in Anthropology