PhD in Sustainable Building Systems

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Buildings
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Technology & Trades
Program Type: Doctoral Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Both


Sustainable living is a vital issue on many people's minds today. Mainstream public and politicians alike have resolved to reduce pollution and waste and reverse global warming. This is particularly true for those in the building industry, whose daily decisions have a critical impact on the health and well-being of the community and the environment. Green Building is a world-wide movement to create cleaner and more energy efficient buildings. From energy and water sustainability to recycling of dumpster debris, the potential impact of providing higher education in this field is tremendous. At Building and Construction Technology, we focus in our education offerings on professional training in environmentally responsible building practices. You can study this field with us towards a Professional MS degree (no thesis), a classic thesis-based masters (MS ) or a PhD doctorate degree. We also offer online courses.

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