Columbia University

Columbia University

Climate and Society


630 West 169th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Climate and Society

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.A. Program in Climate and Society uses an interdisciplinary approach to train professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. The 12-month program emphasizes the problems of developing societies.

The unique curriculum is designed to provide valuable skills and background in the social and natural sciences, with a focus on developing world concerns. Students learn to apply climate-related knowledge to societal problem solving and to communicate effectively with scientists, policymakers, and the public. Emphasis is placed on analyzing and assessing climate-related literature, both academic and popular. In addition, students design appropriate methodologies for impact assessments and identify the economic aspects of climate-sensitive human activities.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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