The UCSD Master's Degree in Climate Science and Policy consists of 48 quarter units of study. Coursework will be completed in 12 months. Following completion of the mandatory full-time summer program, part time study may be an option. See Pace of Study.
The academic year starts with the Summer program in August-September with two intensive, 4-unit courses on "Climate Math" and "@Climate: Communicating Environmental Change with Social Media," an updated training in climate science communication. Academic-year classes run 10 weeks and are taught at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and include daytime and evening classes, five days a week. The summer session will begin with a mandatory orientation in August and classes officially begin in August (dates to be determined).
During the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, students are required to take various courses in the Marine Sciences, Economics and Policy. Students may choose electives courses from many departments at UCSD (See Program Overview below).