Pace of Study
The UCSD Master's Degree in Climate Science and Policy consists of 48 quarter units of study. Coursework will be completed in 12 months.
The academic year starts with the Summer program, an intensive, 8-unit course that features intensive courses on "Climate Math" and "@Climate."
In the Fall, students take Economics of the Environment, Econ 281, as well as SIO210 (Physical Oceanography) and SIO217a (Atmospheric Thermodynamics)
During the Fall, and Winter quarters, students are required to take the Marine Science, Economics and Policy course, SIO 286, the MAS-CSP forum, and a Policy and Communications courses from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Students may choose elective courses from many other departments at UCSD.
The MAS in Climate Science and Policy program is designed for industry and government professionals to take one year off to complete the degree in the 12 intensive months. Part-time study, following completion of the 12-unit full-time summer course, is approved on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who are interested in part time study must communicate with program representatives prior to the application deadline to discuss the part-time study option and the proposed pace of study. There will be a 2-year time frame in which the degree must be completed.