The interdisciplinary nature of the MA in Climate and Society extends beyond the curriculum. Students in the program come from around the globe and bring experience in a wide variety of backgrounds with them, including environmental science, atmospheric science, computer science, international affairs, anthropology, psychology and many more. Broadly speaking, our students academic backgrounds are typically split evenly between the earth sciences, social sciences and natural sciences.
The Climate and Society curriculum is designed so that students from all academic backgrounds can succeed. The fall semester includes a heavy focus on climate dynamics, quantitative methods and programming. We encourage students to familiarize themselves with introductory concepts in statistics, R programming, calculus and physics before beginning the program.