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TAKE ON THE WORLD'S BIGGEST CHALLENGES

MPA IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY

This immersive one-year program prepares future environmental sustainability leaders to address the most serious and complex environmental problems the earth will face. Launched two decades ago, it is the world’s premier program of its kind, and is offered jointly by the School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia's Earth Institute. It seamlessly integrates science with environmental policy and management. Graduates hold key positions in important organizations worldwide in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

The Program Experience

FAST FACTS

Reach

A global alumni network of thousands of School of International and Public Affairs and Earth Institute program graduates, who hold key positions of environmental leadership across sectors. 

 

Opportunity

Alumni employers include Apple, the City of New York, Natural Resources Defense Council, the San Francisco International Airport, the Sierra Club, KPMG, the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, the Vornado Realty Trust, and The World Bank.

 

Leadership

Students learn directly from leading policy and management practitioners, along with top scientists of the world-class Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY
  • Turn your passion into real, tangible change.

  • Urgent need for effective environmental leaders.

  • Columbia’s top-ranked sustainability programs, resources, and network.

  • Practical training that combines mission-driven science, management, and policy.

  • Immersive one-year program format saves time and money.

  • Graduates combine career status and compensation with personal fulfillment.

Virtual Events for Students During the Pandemic

Professor Cohen Discusses It's Time to Build a Civilian Climate Corps

Let’s convert climate protest and fear into teamwork and learning that can build our economy while reducing global warming. Let’s build an American Civilian Climate Corps.

Upcoming Public

Virtual Events

 

Information Sessions 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET

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Fall Workshop Midterm Briefings

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

9:00 am - 11:00 am ET

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Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Braverman, Energy Aficionado and Recent Graduate

 

The MPA-ESP program honed her energy policy knowledge and granted lifelong friends in the midst of a pandemic.