MA in Social and Policy Aspects of Climate Change

MA in Social and Policy Aspects of Climate Change

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Program Length:

  • M.A Studies program: 3 semesters: Fall (October-January); Spring (March-June); Summer (June-July).
  • M.A Research Program: 6 semesters


Language of Instruction: English

Tuition: $12,300


Admission Requirements:
Bachelor's degree (or MA) with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or 80 on a 100-point scale

Application Deadline:

Ongoing rolling admissions

The Awarded Degree: MA in Social and Policy Aspects of Climate Change

Program Objective


As knowledge of the physical drivers and biological implications of climate change expands, demand is growing for better tools to understand the impact of this global process on human society. 'Social and Policy Aspects of Climate Change', a new MA program at Tel-Aviv University, focuses on the social, cultural, political, and policy dimensions of the climate crisis.  

The program caters to individuals interested in pursuing careers in social science research on climate change, those exploring new paths in a global job market hungry for climate expertise, and those seeking to expand their knowledge of a phenomenon already shaping the future of civilizations in the 21st century and beyond.

Innovation research professionals are highly sought after in various sectors: public (municipal, regional, or national-level planning, energy policy, transportation, green construction, education, healthcare, etc.), industry (emission reduction, regulatory standards, corporate social and environmental responsibility), and civil society in general.

This unique social science program is the first graduate program in Israel to focus on climate change. 




Program Highlights

  • Headed by TAU's Professor Dan Rabinowitz, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, former Head of TAU's Porter School of Environmental Studies, author of, amongst other books, The Power of Deserts: Climate Change, the Middle East and the Promise of a Post-Oil Era (Stanford University Press, 2020), a leading voice in social and environmental civil society organizations in Israel and beyond.
  • Enrolled students can choose between an MA Coursework program (36 credit hours, 3 semesters, October to September) and an MA Research Program (29 credit hours, 6 semesters).
  • Operated by TAU's School of Social and Policy Studies and accredited by the Faculty of Social Science, the program welcomes holders of undergraduate degrees in any discipline.
  • The program includes several a-synchronous online courses (accompanied by in-person meetings each semester). 
  • Among only a handful of social science graduate programs in the world which are dedicated to the climate crisis.
  • Forward-looking, innovative approach to climate research and education.
  • Inter-disciplinary approach to climate change and sustainability, incorporating lecturers and mentors from Anthropology, Sociology, Geophysics, Law, Public Policy, Political Ecology, Development studies, Urban studies and more.
  • Hands-on experience in government, industry and civil society organizations, in Israel and beyond, whose work spans climate mitigation and adaptation.
  • Vibrant international cohort of students.

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