Tuition and Fees

Below is the approximate cost of attending the MA in Climate and Society. Please note this is an estimate and the actual cost of attendance may differ slightly.

Tuition for the MA in Climate and Society is administered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. A more detailed list of tuition and fees can be found on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website. Students in the MA in Climate and Society register for one Residence Unit during both the fall and spring semesters and an Extended Residence Unit during the summer semester. 

Additional Considerations

Unless otherwise insured, all students are required to be covered by Columbia University’s Student Health Insurance Plan and are automatically enrolled unless it is waived with proof of existing coverage.

Columbia University Apartment Housing (UAH) is not guaranteed. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences reserves housing spaces for doctoral students first and incoming MA students from abroad are given next priority. Applications must be received in a timely manner to be considered.

Admitted students who have accepted the offer of admission are encouraged to make inquiries into housing options as early as possible.

UAH consists of apartments and dormitory-style suites located within walking distance of the campus. Housing is available to single students, couples, and students with dependent children. Due to space limitations, UAH cannot offer housing to accommodate friends or relatives other than dependent children and spouses/partners or provide additional space to satisfy unusual work or activity needs. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.