NCSU Climate Change and Society Professional Science Master's Program
The Climate Change and Society Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree program at North Carolina State University (NCSU) is a multidisciplinary one year program of academic training in the emerging field of climate adaptation. The degree program is intended for students interested in careers in planning or policy and professionals working in government agencies or private sector firms concerned with any aspect of planning or setting policies affected by global climate change. The program provides the training for combining climate change science and climate-sensitive social-economic sector information - for the development of sound decisions for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.
The Climate Change and Society PSM program provides a nuts and bolts education for students and professionals looking for a career in climate adaptation. The first semester focuses on global climate model science, GIS and statistics. The second semester centers on environmental communication and the latest research and literature in adaptation. The capstone project requires a paper and presentation on a real-world application which can be transferred to a professional climate adaptation project, followed by a six-credit internship.
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