How to Apply

Applications to the MA in Climate and Society are processed through the Graduate School of Arts and Science. To apply to the program, please create an account and fill out the online application.  

Application Deadlines

Priority deadline: January 28, 2021

Final deadline: March 4, 2021

To be considered for financial support, please submit your application by the priority deadline date. Applications submitted by the priority deadline will receive a decision by March 2. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Details

The application requires the following:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A list of relevant courses*
  • TOEFL scores for international students

The GRE and a writing sample are not required

*Please upload a list of completed coursework relevant to the fields of climate and society as well as the grade received in those courses to the portfolio section of the application. This will help highlight past academic experience to the admissions committee.

A nonrefundable fee of $115 is required for the 2020 online application to the MA in Climate and Society.

The GRE is not required to apply to the Climate and Society program. 

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is required for applicants who did not complete their undergraduate degree at a four year English institution. 

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences requires the following minimum scores:

  • 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test
  • 600 on the TOEFL written test
  • 7.5 on the IELTS