Earth and Environmental Science Journalism

 
Program Category: 
Dual Degree Program

The dual degree program in Earth & Environmental Science Journalism is not currently accepting new students.

Degree Programs: Full-Time: dual degree program, Free-Standing M.A. in Earth and Environmental Science Journalism plus M.S. in Journalism

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism cooperate in offering a dual master’s degree program in Earth and Environmental Science Journalism (E&ESJ). The goal of the program is to provide students with both the scientific background and the communications skills to inform the public about discoveries, processes, insights and controversies in earth and environmental sciences, in a manner that is simultaneously interesting and accurate.

E&ESJ students complete two semesters of graduate-level course work in earth and environmental sciences, a science research project, and two semesters of course work in journalism. The sciences and journalism components are linked through a master’s project in science writing, and a unique on case studies in earth and environmental science journalism. Hands-on training in broadcast and new media journalism is available, as well as in traditional print journalism. Graduates receive an M.S. in Journalism plus an M.A. in Earth and Environmental Science Journalism.

Special Admissions Requirements: 

For more information, contact the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, L-DEO, Palisades, NY 10964, 845-365-8550, eesj@ldeo.columbia.edu.

Earth and Environmental Science Journalism is a dual degree program, which means that participation in the program is contingent on admission to both the Graduate School of Journalism and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences). Requirements for admission to the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are an undergraduate major in science, math or engineering, with one year of college-level study in four out of the following five subjects: biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, and physics. Other undergraduate majors may be considered in exceptional cases.

Criteria for admission to the Graduate School of Journalism are: commitment to the profession of journalism and a keen interest in the substance of journalism, demonstrated writing proficiency, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university reflecting multidisciplinary course work, readiness for graduate school, professional promise, and ability to type in English. All applicants must complete the writing test of the Graduate School of Journalism. For further information, consult the Admissions section of the Graduate School of Journalism website.

In addition to the requirements listed below, all students must submit 1 official transcript showing courses and grades per school attended, a Statement of Academic Purpose and 3 letters of evaluation from academic sources. All international students whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English, must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS. For more information, refer to our Admissions Information and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Resume Requirement: 
Yes
Writing Sample: 
No
GRE General: 
Yes
GRE Subject: 
No
Degree Programs: 
Full Time
Free-Standing: 
Yes
Other: 

Deadline for Fall Admission: No Fall Admission
Deadline for Spring Admission: No Spring Admission