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Climate Change Institute

About the Program




  • CCI offers a Graduate Certificate option in Interdisciplinary Climate Studies.

The graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Climate Studies is designed to provide interdisciplinary climate expertise to people from various disciplines. The educational objectives of this graduate certificate are for students to gain an understanding of the Earth’s physical and chemical climate system; gain an understanding of the relationships among climate, ecosystems, and humans; develop basic proficiency with climate analysis tools; strengthen key professional skills in interdisciplinary science, including communication to various audiences, collaborative skills, and proposal development.

The graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Climate Studies has 9 credits of required courses:

  1. ERS 542 Atmosphere, Ocean, Ice & Climate Change (3 credits)
  2. ANT 510/BIO 510 Climate, Culture, and the Biosphere (3 credits) or ANT530 (Human Dimensions of Climate Change)
  3. INT 500 Interdisciplinary Applications of Climate Science (3 credits)

For more information on the certificate program contact the Climate Change Institute.  Applications can be made through the Graduate School.


  • All UMaine graduate students enrolled in research (thesis) programs must receive one credit of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training prior to completing the degree, preferably prior to commencing research.  Courses satisfying the RCR requirement can be found here:"


  • An Independent Ph.D. degree is also available through the Graduate School. Students affiliated with the institute investigate human and global change, past, present and future.



Our primary disciplines are:

  • Climatology
  • Archaeology
  • Glaciology
  • Glacial geology
  • Ecology
  • History
  • Marine Geology
  • Modeling

For more information about the institute MSc program contact the Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Karl Kreutz or (207) 581-3011.

Or, complete our graduate studies request more info form.

For other academic unit related programs contact the graduate coordinator for the affiliated department.


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