How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying to Columbia University’s M.S. Program in Carbon Management. Applications to the program will be handled through the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Columbia University.

Below is information about eligibility for the M.S. in Carbon Management program and the basic materials needed to apply. To apply, go to the SEAS Application Website and click on the Apply Now button above the Earth and Environmental Engineering department. Prospective students will also find more detailed information about the application process on this website.

Eligibility Requirements

The basic requirement for admission as a graduate student is the bachelor’s degree received from an institution of acceptable standing. Ordinarily, the applicant will have majored in the field in which graduate study is intended and since the M.S. Program in Carbon Management is an interdisciplinary program, preparation in a related field of engineering or one of the program’s major areas of focus is acceptable. The programs major areas of focus are engineering, natural science, business and economics, law and policy, and decision science. The applicant will be admitted only if the undergraduate record shows promise of productive and effective graduate work.

Consideration for admission will be based not only on the completion of earlier courses of study, but also upon the quality of the record presented and upon such evidence as can be obtained concerning the candidate’s personal fitness to pursue professional work.

Application Requirements

The following materials must accompany the online application:

Additional Requirements

International applicants or applicants whose undergraduate degree was received in a country in which English is not the official and spoken language must meet the following additional requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) official scores required. An exception is made for applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree or complete a master’s degree in the United States before enrollment, in this case the applicant is not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission.

Additional Applications

It is against school policy to apply to more than one program/department at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) per term, including Columbia Video Network (CVN). Applicants may not submit more than one application to the on-campus programs nor apply to CVN and on-campus programs for the same term at SEAS. Doing so may cause applications to be invalidated. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Student Affairs at for clarification.

Applicants are allowed to apply to an engineering graduate program and another non-engineering program at other schools within Columbia University at the same time.


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Tuition & Fees

Prospective students should consult the SEAS Graduate Student Affairs website for detailed information about tuition and fees.

For information about financial aid, please visit the SEAS Financial Aid website.

U.S. citizens applying for Federal Aid and loans should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).