Master of Sustainability Solutions (MSUS)

Arizona State University

Date Posted: April 12, 2018
Submitted by: Jade Chalkley
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree


The MSUS program focuses on the application of established knowledge in sustainability and prepares students to develop solutions, working with stakeholders on sustainability challenges using a sustainability framework. The program is also designed to prepare students to apply sustainability principles and approaches to careers in a variety of fields, addressing complex human and environmental challenges. Students will have a knowledge base and skill set to bring sustainability solutions to corporate, government and NGO sectors. Students begin the program with a foundation in sustainability theory and methods, then are allowed to take electives in an area of interest. A distinguishing element of the Master of Sustainability Solutions program is its applied approach and emphasis on solutions. This includes a course on managing sustainability projects as well as the capstone experience, in which students do an applied project in lieu of a thesis. Students are encouraged to apply sustainability principles and approaches to their chosen career field. They will be teaming up with a company, a government agency or a nongovernmental organization to develop a real-world sustainability solution.