Master of Science in Sustainable Design (MSSD)

Carnegie Mellon University

Date Posted: Dec. 17, 2020
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Disciplines: Architecture, Design
Program Type: Master's Degree


The MSSD program critically engages and investigates environmental issues related to architecture and urban systems at the intersection of building science, design, and technology. The MSSD program explores technical and multicultural aspects of ecological thinking, while enabling actionable expertise in sustainable design methodologies. Based in the legacy of sustainability teaching at Carnegie Mellon University, the MSSD program investigates research-based design innovation strategies, prepares students to excel in research methods, and to become experts in integrative design thinking for the future of the built environment.