Master of Advanced Studies in Climate Science and Policy

University of California, San Diego

Year Founded: Aug. 1, 2015
Date Posted: June 20, 2016
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Air & Climate
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree


The master of advanced studies (MAS) in Climate Science and Policy is a unique program of study providing advanced training in climate science and policy for working professionals in government, industry, and education. Climate science is an interdisciplinary field that investigates multi-decadal and multi-century trends, processes, and changes in the interactions of the atmosphere, ocean, earth, cryosphere, and biosphere (which includes human activities). As such, climate science is an integral part of many aspects of research and teaching at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This program will enable the coupling of a strong scientific background with the necessary policy education to maximize the student’s efforts in affecting policy and decision making in both the public and private spheres.

Led by faculty of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), the program is designed to teach current and future professionals about climate science and how it intersects with economic and policy perspectives, as well as provide important cultural and communications skills.

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