Cost and Funding

The MAS degree program is entirely self-supporting and receives no state funding. The cost of the master's degree program is approximately $40,000, which includes all program instruction, administrative fees and health insurance. Students pay $685 per unit of instruction plus miscellaneous campus fees which are assessed each quarter of registration. The program fees do not include books, parking and incidentals. Students should also budget for housing and transportation costs.

Students are encouraged to research scholarship and fellowship opportunities that are available through a number of outside agencies, such as NOAA and NASA, and through non-government organizations and foundations with interests in climate science and policy. There are many opportunities for scholarships and fellowships for US and international applicants, but interested students must investigate and apply for these on their own.

Commercial bank loans are available for students. Government loans are available for participants taking six (6) or more units per quarter.

U.S. Military Service Members and Veterans
The MAS CSP program supports the educational needs of active duty and reserve officers. This advanced professional degree program provides both fundamental science training and applied skills that are relevant for military leadership positions as well as post-service employment.
The Scripps graduate program has a long history of educating current and former military officers about climate science and of engaging students in military-relevant research projects. Veterans have used this new professional degree program as an opportunity to transfer their experience to new fields and obtain a new integrated set of skills geared towards transitioning to civilian career options.
Fee Waiver
As of September 2015, UC San Diego offers a graduate application fee waiver to all U.S. veterans and active duty U.S. military personnel. Contact us at for more information.
Further Support
Active duty service members and veterans will find a comprehensive support network throughout San Diego. Twelve prominent military installations across the county provide personnel services, MWR facilities, medical care, commissary and exchange benefits. Additional campus resources can be found here:
Lawyers and Law Professionals
California State Bar accepts MAS CSP degree for full 25 hours general credit for Mandatory Continued Legal Education (MCLE requirements). This is full general credit hours for the three year CA Bar MCLE reporting period. 
2017-18 MAS-CSP Program Fees