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Admissions Timeline

You are strongly encouraged to submit your application as early as possible to ensure it is reviewed before the program has reached capacity.

Deadlines for Master of Science in Sustainability Management Program

Fall
Deadlines
Application Review Period Begins January 15
 
Summer Review Date March 15
All individuals wishing to begin the program in the summer must complete their application by March 15.
Deadline May 15
Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 15.
Spring
Deadlines
Deadline November 1
Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through November 1.
International Students
Recommended Application Date October 1
Students requiring an F-1 visa are strongly advised to apply by this date. All applications completed by this date will receive a decision within 6 weeks; contact us for exceptions.

 

Deadlines for Accelerated Program in Sustainable Development and Sustainability Management

Fall
Deadlines
Early Deadline March 15
Students who wish to have a decision in advance of registration for the following semester should submit by March 15.
Deadline May 15
Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 15.
Spring
Deadlines
Early Deadline October 1
Students who wish to have a decision in advance of registration for the following semester should submit by October 1.
Deadline November 1
Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through November 1.

Notifications will be delivered through the online application system. Admission decisions are typically communicated within 6 weeks after an application is complete.

Applicant Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  • College-level coursework in science, math, or economics (preferred)

Application Process

  1. Gather all materials and enter all requested information in the online application form. See Application Requirements below
  2. Submit your online application and fee payment.
  3. Receive an admissions decision notification online.

international students

  1. Immediately after receiving your letter of admission, complete the Application for Visa Certificate. See Visa Requirements below

 

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application form

  • $95.00 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. currency)

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

  • Your résumé

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Statement of academic purpose (500 to 750 words)

  • Optional: Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

  • An admissions interview may be required

  •  Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency.

  •  International students must fulfill visa requirements.

Mailing Address and Contact Information

All submitted materials should clearly bear the applicant’s name and the name of the program to which he or she is applying.

Sustainability Management Program
Office of Enrollment Management
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4119
New York, NY 10027-6902

Phone 212-854-9666

Email

apply@sps.columbia.edu
Office hours
Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.