Climate and Society (MA)

Columbia University

Date Posted: May 17, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Air & Climate
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree


The M.A. Program in Climate and Society is a twelve-month interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. Through classes and research, students gain knowledge in both climate science as well as social sciences as they relate to climate.

Columbia University and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are at the forefront of research on climate and climate applications. The M.A Program in Climate and Society combines elements of established programs in earth sciences, earth engineering, international relations, political science, sociology, and economics with unique classes in interdisciplinary applications specially designed for the program’s students.

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