We seek ambitious professionals to guide and spearhead climate change solutions.

Is this program for you? 

In an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, we firmly believe that sustainable change requires unprecidented partnerships across sectors. The Master of Advanced Studies in Climate Science & Policy (MAS CSP) Program develops this innovative collaboration by welcoming highly diverse applicants with at least 2-3 years of professional experience in science, advocacy, communications, policy, management, law or outreach. We are especially interested in applicants from underrepresented communities. 

One way the University of California system has invested in greater collaboration between research and applied practice is by establishing the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) degree programs to equip professionals with the research-informed training needed to serve in influential positions outside of academia.
Thus, the accelerated, one-year MAS degree greatly differs from a traditional, 2-year Masters of Science (MS) in that it involves an interdisciplinary curriculum, is project-based, and positions graduates as highly-competitive leaders in the job market.

Explore our admissions requirements and process to determine your eligibility and prepare your application!

Students holding climate justice signs.

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