12 months
64726 USD/year
64726 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Climate and Society is offered by the Columbia Climate School in partnership with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from Columbia University. 


The Climate and Society degree is a 12-month interdisciplinary program offered by Columbia University that trains professionals and academics to understand and address the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. 

Key Features 

  • A set of tailor-made core courses provide a scientific basis for inquiry. They stress interdisciplinary problem-solving for how to address the climate crisis. 
  • Elective courses allow students to apply their climate knowledge to other subject matters and tailor the program to their interests.

Programme Structure

  • The program in Climate and Society is designed so that students from all academic backgrounds can succeed. 
  • Broadly speaking, students’ academic backgrounds are split evenly between the earth sciences, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • transcripts of all previous post-secondary education 
  • a statement of academic purpose
  • a curriculum vitae or résumé
  • three letters of recommendation from academic sources 
  • GRE scores and, if applicable, results of the TOEFL or IELTS examination to fulfill the English Proficiency Requirement
  • a sample of scholarly writing, if required by the department or program
  • payment of the application fee

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    64726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32363 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    64726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32363 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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