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)
- Transcripts from all prior institutions
- Three letters of recommendation
- Undergraduate introductory statistics course^
**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:
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 2022
March 1 for international applications for Fall 2022
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.
We do not offer financial support via teaching or research assistantships.
All 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 2022.
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 are strongly urged to apply for external sources of funding as soon as possible. We suggest you begin applying to funding programs a year ahead of your desired start time (e.g. applications for Fall 2022 should start Fall 2021).
We do not offer financial support via teaching or research assistantships since we are a one-year program.
Financial assistance may be available through external funding such as the Fulbright Program.
Our core climate classes are available via the 4-course, fully online Certificate Program that can be taken from anywhere in the world.