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SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS

MS IN SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE

This program is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in technical aspects of sustainability, helping organizations better understand, predict, and address environmental impacts. Ideal candidates have an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, math or related fields. Graduates will be skilled in the practical application of scientific skills and tools to address sustainability issues and become leaders in their fields. There are full- and part-time options 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.

OUR STUDENTS LEARN TO
  • Use scientific methods to observe and monitor sustainability

  • Analyze and model data to understand the environment

  • Employ scientific tools to respond to pressing sustainability issues

  • Integrate science in the decision-making of organizations

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WHAT'S THE 
STATE OF THE PLANET?

State of the Planet is the news site of the Columbia Climate School, which includes the Earth Institute, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and all of their affiliated research centers and educational programs. The climate crisis is one of the greatest threats facing humanity. The challenges are immense and urgent. In response, Columbia University created the Climate School to develop innovative education, support groundbreaking research, and foster essential solutions, from the community to the planetary scale.

 

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Notice on Campus Visits

In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation and the University’s guidelines for on-campus activity, Columbia University SPS Admissions has suspended all in-person campus visits. Admissions Counselors can connect you directly to students, alumni, faculty, and facilitate virtual class visits. You can also register for an information session. Our virtual events allow you to interact with our admissions staff and learn more about the Columbia SPS community. 

If you would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Science program, including admissions details, please contact us.

Campus Visits, Conferences, Graduate School Fairs, & Presentations

We are eager to host you on the Columbia University campus or to meet you at one of our information sessions.

 

Our program offers a part-time option for working professionals. If your company would like to host an information session, please contact us.

 

Program Administration

Braddock Linsley, Ph.D. 

Program Co-Director

Brendan Buckley, Ph.D. 

Program Co-Director

Maria Gray

Administrative Director

Chandler Precht

Associate Director, External Affairs and Communications

John E. Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Student Affairs

Cindy Ip

Program Manager, Student Affairs

Office of Admissions
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
212-854-9666
sustainability@sps.columbia.edu

Prospective Student Interest Form