Climate Science Applications

Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications

Climate Science Applications (CSA)

Climate Science Applications

The Climate Science Applications specialization is designed for individuals who want to tackle some of the most complex and pressing problems of our age. To be effective and get things done in today's economic and political arena requires more than knowing climate science. It demands interaction with urban and regional planners, policy- and decision-makers, advocacy groups, geoengineers, federal, state, and city governments, and the public on matters such as climate impacts, mitigation and adaptation strategies, and cost-benefit ratios and risks. 

Career Opportunities

Listed below are just a few of the job areas that are relevant to the CSA specialization:

  • Climate Change Specialist
  • Climate Change Mitigation Analyst
  • Climate Risk & Opportunity Analyst
  • Climate Policy and Law

Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide an official transcript from all institutions of higher education attended showing completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of a 2.75/4.00 cumulative grade point average. Applicants with grade point averages less than 3.00 must also submit an official score from the GRE, GMAT, or MAT test taken within three years of the date of application. An official application form and fee, three professional letters of recommendation, an academic and professional goals statement, and a current resume are also required. Applicants may also be asked to complete a telephone interview with the MSISA program coordinator.

The MSISA Program is currently going through major revisions. 

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