Program Cost

The Master of Advanced Studies in Climate Science & Policy (MAS CSP) Program is self-supporting and does not receive state funding. While MAS CSP students are eligible for federal loans and external scholarships, teacher assistant (TA) and graduate assistant (GA) positions are not available during the course of the program.

The cost of the MAS CSP Program is approximately $47,434, which includes all program instruction, administrative and student service fees, and health insurance. This estimated program cost does not include books, parking, incidentals, housing or transportation costs.


*Health insurance is required as a condition of enrollment. Students already covered by an insurance plan may qualify for a health fee waiver, in which case the program estimated cost is $41,030.

Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely.  Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

Students sitting on steps in Pawka Green at Scripps.

Photo: Risa Farrell


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Funding Opportunities

There are many external scholarship opportunities that we highly encourage students to explore and apply to. Funding may be available through a number of outside agencies, organizations and foundations with interests in climate science and policy. Some scholarships have deadlines that may be earlier than the MAS CSP Program application deadline, so please begin your search early. Although not exhaustive, we have compiled a large and frequently updated list of scholarships and fellowships to kickstart your search.

Additional funding options include:

  • Loans: government loans and and commercial bank loans are available
  • Employer Sponsorship
  • Military Benefits (see below)
  • International Students: Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Military & Veteran Support

The MAS CSP Program allows current and former military officers an opportunity to transfer their experience to new fields and obtain a new, integrated set of skills geared towards transitioning to civilian career options. 

Active duty service members and veterans will find a comprehensive support network throughout San Diego. Twelve prominent military installations across the county provide personnel services, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities, medical care, commissary, and exchange benefits. Additional campus resources include:


Photo: Risa Farrell