Thank you for your interest in applying to North Carolina State University’s Climate Change & Society Master’s program.

The application requires the following supplemental information, most of which can be uploaded in the application system:

  • Statement of Purpose (1500 word maximum)
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcripts from all prior institutions
  • Three letters of recommendation

**GRE scores are NOT required

The CCS program includes quantitative work, so some proficiency in advanced mathematics or introductory statistics, as represented by grades of C or better in these courses, is required. Please contact us (via email) if you are unsure if your background is suitable for this program.


      Applying is easy!


You can begin the application process by creating an account profile, setting your password and receiving your PIN.  You can also find answers to admissions questions at The Graduate School’s FAQ section, a sample of topics include:

General Admissions

International Admissions





Be sure to check priority deadlines that may apply to you in order to ensure we have all the information we need in time.

June 25 for domestic applications for Fall 2021 

      March 1 for international applications for Fall 2021

When you apply online, select “Climate Change and Society – MR.” You can use NC State’s web-based application system to check your application status at any time.

Interested in core climate classes only? The 4-course, fully online Certificate Program provides this option.



The CCS Masters is a one year degree. Current information regarding the cost of attendance is located on the Financial Aid website.

All students, particularly international students, are strongly urged to apply for external sources of funding as soon as possible.

We offer a Women in STEM scholarship for female applicants. The deadline to be considered for this funding is at the end of February 2021.

We do not offer financial support via teaching or research assistantships.

A limited amount of grant funding is also available to students who meet certain criteria or enroll in Online and Distance Education degrees. Criteria for funding is based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and enrollment in multiple Online and Distance Education courses per semester.

International students may be able to get financial assistance through the Fulbright Program.