Earth & Environmental Science Journalism

Dual Master's Degree Program

Columbia University offers a dual master's degree program in Earth & Environmental Science Journalism. The program is co-sponsored by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences).

The goal of this program is to produce graduates with a rare blend of scientific knowledge and journalistic skills. Our graduates should be able to inform the public about discoveries, insights and ideas concerning the Earth and Environment, in a manner that is simultaneously interesting and accurate. Our graduates should approach controversies about the Earth and Environment with a broad and deep knowledge base, plus a well-honed set of investigative skills.

Important Note

Due to the current weakness in the job market for environmental journalists, Columbia's dual degree program in Earth & Environmental Science Journalism will not be accepting new students for the foreseeable future.

E&ESJ Program
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
106 Geoscience Building
Palisades, NY 10964


The research component of Columbia University's Earth & Environmental Science Journalism program is supported by the National Science Foundation under grants EAR98-05727 and EAR04-53212. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.