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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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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.
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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.
Braddock Linsley, Ph.D.
Brendan Buckley, Ph.D.
Associate Director, External Affairs and Communications
John E. Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Student Affairs
Program Manager, Student Affairs
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