The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science
Master’s program is designed to train students in the scientific basis of
global climate change while developing highly valued business skills. This
18-month, non-thesis based program is developed in consultation with an Advisory
Board of professionals that ensure the program meets current and
anticipated workforce needs.
Excellent candidates for this Professional Science Master’s
program have undergraduate backgrounds in:
- Environmental Studies
- Other academic areas that are committed to
learning and applying the science of climate change
and explain the physical nature of global climate change;
national and international standards to conduct professional greenhouse gas
the social and economic externalities of climate change;
the ethical, scientific, and policy strengths and weaknesses of current and proposed
mitigation and adaptation strategies;
analyze, synthesize, and communicate scientific information and uncertainties
for public and professional audiences; and
in a professional internship and identify a career path that meets the needs of
the growing climate industry.
Program of Study
The core course
work for this 36-credit program includes five core courses (18 credits) focused
on the following:
science of climate change
economics of natural resources and climate change
science and management of greenhouse gases
principles of sustainable systems
discourse around climate change mitigation and adaptation.
In addition to
12-credits of electives, students participate in a 6-credit career development program, including a professional summer internship. Both the electives and the internship allow
students to personalize their degree.
“The Master’s in Climate Science and Solutions provides a
rare, integrated combination of academic climate science and professional
management training for leaders of tomorrow’s low-carbon economy.”
Kalafatas, CEO, 3 Degrees Group, Inc.