Joint Doctoral Degree with the New York Botanical Garden

The School of the Environment offers a combined doctoral degree with the New York Botanical Garden, which is funded by The Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship. The objective is to train biological scientists to use an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems associated with tropical environments.

Areas of study include: Agroforestry and Forest Management, Ecosystem Analysis, Economic Botany, Economic Evaluation of Tropical Resources, Ethnobotany, Plant Biodiversity and Conservation, Social Processes Affecting Management of Natural Resources, Tropical Field Studies, and Tropical Silviculture.


Individuals interested in applying to the joint program must complete and submit an application to Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences by the first week in January. A separate application must be submitted to the New York Botanical Garden. For information on NYBG, contact:

Dr. Lawrence Kelly, Director of Graduate Studies
The New York Botanical Garden
Southern Boulevard & 200th Street
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718 817-8171
Fax: 718 220-8799

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