Thursday, September 30, 2010

Master of Arts Program in Climate & Society at Columbia University

There will be an information session for the Master of Arts program in Climate & Society at Columbia University on October 12th, 3-5 pm in Murray Board Room, Wheelock Student Center.

Description of the M.A. program in Climate & Society:

Climate and Society is an interdisciplinary 12-month graduate program which attracts students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. The core courses give students a foundation in climate science and policy while the electives allow students the flexibility to focus the program to their own interests. Focus areas include agriculture, sustainable development, water, carbon capture and sequestration, alternative energy, and more.

The mission of the Climate and Society program is to impart students with an understanding not only of the dynamics of climate events, but also of how to reliably communicate the climate prediction to those who are in the most need of it, such as farmers, governments, and environmental offices. Students in this innovative program are given the science and analytical skills to decipher complex climate information and communicate it to decision makers on a regional level, enhancing society's ability to plan and respond to climate events.

Graduates of the program go on to work in organizations such as:

Alliance for Climate Protection, Local Governments for Sustainability, The Climate Group, CleanTech Group, Food and Agricultural Organization, United Nations Development Programme, National Academy of Sciences, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, Center for Climate Systems Research, Climate Central, and many more.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP via email to Candace Goodrich at

If you are unable to make it to the informational session, but would like to learn more about this exciting program or arrange a class visit, please email or call 212.854.9896.

For more information about our program, please visit our website at

The priority deadline for applications is February 15th. Apply online


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