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USING THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF SCIENCE TO CHANGE THE WORLD

The World's Top Sustainability Programs

M.S. IN SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE

Study with the top minds in the field at the world’s leading sustainability institution, with more sustainability experts and course options than at any other school. The Master of Science in Sustainability Science program is designed for current and aspiring leaders who wish to help organizations understand the technical aspects of sustainability, including predicting and addressing environmental impacts. Candidates with an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, math, or related fields will benefit from a cutting-edge curriculum designed by the world’s top sustainability scientists. Graduates will be skilled in the practical application of scientific skills and tools to address the sustainability issues impacting everything from local environments to the global climate. Full- and part-time options are available for those with current professional obligations.

*Those interested in a sustainability career but without an undergraduate STEM degree may be interested in the MS in Sustainability Management.

SIZE

Columbia's Earth Institute is the largest university-wide sustainability research organization in the world.

STRENGTH

The graduate programs in Earth Science at Columbia are nationally recognized by The National Research Council.

BREADTH

Columbia offers more than 200 environmental and sustainability courses each year, more than any other university.

REACH

Columbia’s global alumni network includes over 2,000 graduates associated with the Earth Institute's education programs.

OUR STUDENTS LEARN TO

  • Employ scientific tools to respond to pressing sustainability issues

  • Integrate science in the decision-making of organizations

  • Use scientific methods to observe and monitor sustainability

  • Analyze and model data to understand the environment

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Stay in the Know

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The M.S. in Sustainability Science program is offered by Columbia’s School of Professional Studies in partnership with The Columbia Climate School, which includes Columbia’s Earth Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and all their affiliated research centers and educational programs. The climate crisis is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, presenting challenges that are immense and urgent. In response, Columbia has created the Climate School to develop innovative education, support groundbreaking research, and foster essential solutions, from local to planetary in scale.

The Columbia Climate School

WHAT'S THE STATE OF THE PLANET?

State of the Planet is the official news site of the Columbia Climate School.

Prospective Student Interest Form

Please click the “Go” button below to complete a brief student interest form after which we’ll provide you with more detailed information about the program including an email to contact us directly. You may also use the form to ask any quick questions you may have.

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CONTACT US

If you have a quick question or would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Science program, please contact us via the prospective student interest form above or click here.

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