The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science Master's program combines a foundation of climate science and sustainable systems studies with professional training and organizational skills to help graduates succeed in the growing climate industry.
- 18-month, non-thesis based program is designed to help students directly apply science and policy skills in organizational settings
- Students meet with faculty, industry professionals, and a career coordinator to refine their professional interests and develop a portfolio of their applied projects
- An international Advisory Board of professionals ensures the program is meeting the current needs of the growing climate industry and provides direct assistance to students in growing their professional network, securing internships and advancing in their career
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 develop the professional skills needed to establish your career in the growing climate industry.
Financing your education
Our Office of Student
Financial Aid can help you estimate the cost to attend graduate school.
The CSS program is a member of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) and provides resident tuition rates for students from qualifying western states.
In addition, there are several options for financing your education, including:
- Graduate assistantships
- Need-based stipends
- Project specific funding
Our Financing Your Education
page provides information on the range of current opportunities and resources.
NAU President's Climate Commitment
Former President Haeger signed the American College and University President's Climate Commitment in 2007. NAU is one of the top five Summa Cum Laude signatories from a list of over 670 schools! NAU is making impressive strides towards reaching its pledge of carbon neutrality by 2020
. Dive deeper into Green NAU to learn how you can get involved and help NAU become a model institution for environmental stewardship.
To learn more about NAU's culture of sustainability, check out Green NAU
“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.