Columbia Dual Degree Program Put on Hold

Dec 7, 2009  •  Post A Comment

 By Allison J. Waldman

After 13 years and a plethora of published work by graduates, Columbia University is suspending its dual master’s degree program in Earth and environmental science journalism.

The program will not be accepting applications for 2010 — yet another victim of the economic times.
Marguerite Holloway, co-director of the program with Kim Kastens, said they decided to suspend the program to assess and restructure it after they determined that the economics of getting two degrees was proving prohibitive for students.

“The two-year commitment of master’s-level education at Columbia and living in New York City is very expensive,” Holloway said, noting that applications are up 40 percent in the one-year journalism program.

All hope is not lost, however, for the dual master’s degree program, which was designed to educate science writers who could act as intermediaries between those with the knowledge and those with the need to know.

“We’re going to try to find some more creative mechanisms for funding,” Holloway said. “We’ve had a lot of queries about it and we’ve encouraged people to check back with us next fall.”

15 Comments

  1. Thanks for your visiting this http://www.watchau.com online store.

  2. Thanks for your visiting this http://www.hello-free.com/freebies online store.

  3. Thanks for your visiting this http://www.hello-free.com/freebies online store.

  4. Interesting layout on your blog. I really enjoyed reading it and also I will be back to read more in the future.

  5. Hey how are you doing? I just wanted to stop by and say that it’s been a pleasure reading your blog. I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back & read more in the future as well. plz do keep up the quality writing

  6. Hey how are you doing? I just wanted to stop by and say that it’s been a pleasure reading your blog. I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back & read more in the future as well. plz do keep up the quality writing

  7. Easily, the post is literally the greatest on the following deserving topic. I agree with a person’s conclusions and will thirstily enjoy your coming updates…..

  8. Love the blog here. Nice colors. I am definitely staying tuned to this one. Hope to see more.

  9. Interesting layout on your blog. I really enjoyed reading it and also I will be back to read more in the future.

  10. Are you interested by content exchange? I had created few similar blogs but I closed them. Income was low.

  11. Interesting layout on your blog. I really enjoyed reading it and also I will be back to read more in the future.

  12. Keep focusing on your blog. I love how we can all express our feelings. This is an extremely nice blog here :)

  13. Love the blog here. Nice colors. I am definitely staying tuned to this one. Hope to see more.

  14. I really like the colors here on your blog. did you design this yourself or did you outsource it to a professional?

Your Comment

Email (will not be published)