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
  • 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:

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.

February 28 for priority domestic applications for Fall 2024

June 30 for all other domestic applications for Fall 2024  

      March 1 for international applications for Fall 2024

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.

      Currently, the Global One Health Academy is offering a Fellowship.  Global One Health Fellows will receive one year of support, including a $34,000 stipend, insurance coverage, and tuition remission. Deadline is February 1st.

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.

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 2024 should start Fall 2023).

We do not offer financial support via teaching or research assistantships since we are a one-year program.

      All international applicants are responsible for application fees. You may consult with the NC State International office for more information.

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.