Curriculum

Introduction

One of the primary functions of colleges and universities is to educate students. By training and educating future leaders, scholars, workers, and professionals; higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to understand and address sustainability challenges. Institutions that offer courses covering sustainability issues help equip their students to lead society to a sustainable future.

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International Master in Environmental Studies & Sustainability Science

  • Lund University

Its objective is to prepare students with the knowledge and competencies to actively contribute to long-term ecological and socio-economic sustainability. LUMES is designed to build on the previous knowledge, skills ...

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Law & Environmental Science (MSc)

  • University of Nottingham

This interdisciplinary programme is designed to provide an opportunity to explore the interplay between scientific knowledge and law. Students may take courses that address the international legal response to the ...

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LLM Energy & Environment

  • Tulane University (LA)

Since 1979, Tulane has taken a lead role in environmental legal education and the training of well-prepared environmental lawyers. Tulane offers a concentration in environmental law at the JD level ...

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LLM in Energy & Environmental Law

  • George Washington University (DC)

A minimum of 16 credit hours from the following courses is required. For U.S. law school graduates this requirement must include 4 credits graded on the basis of research ...

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LLM in Energy, Environment, & Natural Resources Law

  • University of Houston (TX)

The UH Law Center's LLM program in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law trains lawyers to handle the complex legal and policy issues that surround three areas: energy production ...

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LLM in Environmental & Natural Resources Law

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The University of Oregon offers a select group of students the opportunity to earn an LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. The Oregon LLM combines :a small class size ...

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LLM in Environmental & Natural Resources Law & Policy

  • University of Denver (CO)

Our program is unique in terms of the number and variety of domestic and international course offerings. The curriculum emphasizes both theoretical and experiential knowledge and students can explore practical ...

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LLM in Environmental & Resources Law

  • University of Utah (UT)

The LLM program is a full-time one-year program providing advanced training in environmental and natural resources law. Each year 6 to 12 students enroll in the program, hailing from various ...

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LLM in Environmental Law

  • Pace University (NY)

Pace’s LLM in environmental law prepares lawyers to address the scientific, economic and political forces that shape the environment and to work for outcomes that protect our natural surroundings ...

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LLM in Environmental Law

  • Golden Gate University (CA)

The LLM (Legum Magister - Master of Laws) in Environmental Law Program serves law graduates and attorneys from the US and abroad. This program provides a unique opportunity to combine advanced ...

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LLM in Environmental Law

  • De Montfort University

The LLM in Environmental Law and Practice builds on the considerable expertise of the Law School in this specialist area, and is open to law and non-law graduates or professionals ...

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LLM in Environmental Law & Human Rights

  • Aberystwyth University

The Aberystwyth LLM course in Environmental and Human Rights Law is your opportunity to engage with two of the most dominant current global concerns – the environment and human rights. You ...

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LLM in Environmental Law & Management

  • Aberystwyth University

The Environmental Law and Management LLM will suit students that wish to: study an area of law with urgent contemporary significance and practical relevance; develop a critical appreciation of legal ...

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LLM in Environmental Law & Natural Resources Law

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

Lewis & Clark's overall environmental law program was founded in 1970 and is consistently ranked as one of the best in the United States by U.S. News and ...

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LLM in Environmental Law & Policy

  • University College London (London)

All LLM Law students can choose modules from this area of specialism. If students choose to study Environmental Law and Policy as a specialist degree, they should choose modules. To ...

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LLM in Environmental Law & Policy

  • University of Kent

The LLM in Environmental Law and Policy provides detailed knowledge of the role of legal instruments as a means of giving effect to environmental policy at national, European Community and ...

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LLM in Environmental Law & Sustainable Development

  • University of Dundee

The programme aims to give law graduates and others a conceptual understanding of the main legal issues related to environmental regulation as well as knowledge of the subject sufficient to ...

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LLM in Environmental Regulation & Sustainable Development

  • The University of Newcastle (NSW)

The Masters programme in Environmental Regulation and Sustainable Development is aimed at students with an interest in environmental law and regulation and is designed to allow students to specialise in ...

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LLM in Human Rights

  • St. Thomas University (FL)

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intercultural Human Rights started in August 2001, with only the LL.M. Program; joined in 2005 by the J.S.D. Program. Today ...

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LLM in Natural Resources Law & International Environmental Law

  • University of Iceland

The LLM in Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Iceland is inspired by Iceland's unique natural setting and legal history within ...

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LLM in Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Since 1988, students studying natural resources, energy and environmental law from around the world have come to the University of Calgary to pursue their thesis-based LLM degrees. In September 2007 ...

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LLM in Sustainable International Development

  • University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

The Sustainable International Development LLM program is the first graduate program at a U.S. law school to focus on international development law. A law degree that emphasizes Sustainable International ...

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MA in Advocacy for Social Justice & Sustainability

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

Students can prepare for careers as environmental activists with Antioch University New England's Master of Science in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability ...

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MA in Asian Sustainable Development

  • Murdoch University (Western Australia)

With this course you'll explore aspects of government, the economic and civil society within the context of sustainability. Focusing on case studies from the Asian region, you will investigate ...

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MA in Cultural Sustainability

  • Goucher College (MD)

Goucher's Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability is a completely unique new program. The program teaches students how to work closely with individuals and communities to identify, protect, and ...

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MA in Design for Sustainability

  • Savannah College of Art & Design (GA)

In design for sustainability, individuals learn to transform short-term thinking into long-term design solutions. Professionals design sustainable futures through transdisciplinary approaches to social, cultural, environmental and economic problems. At SCAD ...

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MA in Ecologically Sustainable Development

  • Murdoch University (Western Australia)

The Master of Arts in Ecologically Sustainable Development is designed to explore the policies, issues and processes of ecologically sustainable development (ESD). Students are able to study the current status ...

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MA in Education: Natural Science & Environmental Education

  • Hamline University (MN)

Among Hamline's education programs is its Master of Arts in Education in Natural Science and Environmental Education, offering individuals the knowledge and experience needed to take leadership roles in ...

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MA in Environment & Community

  • Antioch University, Seattle (WA)

The MA in Environment and Community offers you an opportunity to help build a truly sustainable and just society. Working together, students and faculty explore - through permaculture courses, classes on ...

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MA in Environment & Management

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

Our 30 credit totally online Master of Arts in Environmental Practice degree prepares students to advance their career and to contribute positively to finding solutions for environmental problems. The master ...

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MA in Environmental Analysis & Policy

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The natural environment is both the context within which all human activities take place and a social product of those activities. Environmental planning begins with analysis of the physical, biotic ...

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MA in Environmental Conservation Education

  • New York University (NY)

The program's interdisciplinary approach draws on both theory and practice and integrates the natural and social sciences with education and field work to help students gain an understanding of ...

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MA in Environmental Education

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Environmental Studies originated from the natural sciences, but has since expanded to include the social sciences, humanities, education, economics, design thinking, ethics, and justice. Through studies in Environmental Studies, students ...

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MA in Environmental Education & Communication

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

The MA in Environmental Education and Communication is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on developing competency and skill in educators and communicators who present environmental information to audiences. This is ...

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MA in Resilient Leadership

  • Naropa University (CO)

Students in Naropa’s Resilient Leadership graduate program learn to identify systems that separate us from the world, locking us in destructive cycles. They unravel habits and learn to rebuild ...

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MS in Environmental Science & Policy

  • Clark University (MA)

Offered through Clark’s International Development, Community and Environment Department (IDCE), the Master’s in Environmental Science and Policy program bridges environment, technology, society and development. Strengthening these connections meets ...

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MA in Environmental Studies

  • Brown University (RI)

Our goal for the Master of Arts Program in Environmental Studies is twofold: to help you understand emerging environmental problems and to strengthen your competence in managing them. In most ...

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MA in Environmental Studies

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Students in our program design two "concentration areas" that are tailored to meet their educational goals. These concentration areas may focus on the methods of a particular discipline or combine ...

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MA in Environmental Studies

  • University of Illinois, Springfield (IL)

The curriculum for the Master of Arts in Environmental Studies is designed to allow students to gain an understanding of ways to balance social and economic needs with environmental realities ...

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MA in Environmental Studies

  • Clark University (MA)

Welcome to the Master of Arts in Environmental Studies at the Levin College of Urban Affairs. The degree program is part of a campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative that offers students in ...

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MA in Geography & Urban Studies

  • Temple University (PA)

The MA degree is designed to prepare students for further graduate study as well as professional positions related to urban and economic development, environmental sustainability and social justice, including local ...

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MA in Global Environmental Policy

  • American University (DC)

In the Global Environmental Policy MA program students explore the causes of environmental degradation and the social, cultural, economic and political mechanisms that advance environmental protection. This interdisciplinary program builds ...

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MA in Global Leadership & Sustainable Development

  • Hawaii Pacific University (HI)

The Master of Arts in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development is designed to prepare students to lead change initiatives in a globalizing world which is increasingly characterized by chaos, complexity ...

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MA in Global Sustainability

  • University of South Florida (FL)

The Master of Arts (MA) in Global Sustainability is designed to prepare students to address complex regional, national, and global challenges related to sustainability and the ability to innovate in ...

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MA in International Development

  • American University (DC)

The MAID is designed for students whose professional interests require a broad, multidisciplinary approach to international development theories, issues, and programs. It is particularly useful preparation for those involved in ...

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MA in International Development & Social Change

  • Clark University (MA)

For over thirty years, the International Development and Social Change (IDSC) program has prepared students to tackle the challenges of global poverty, inequity, and injustice. The IDSC program addresses these ...

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MA in International Environmental Policy

  • Monterey Institute of International Studies (CA)

The curriculum is informed by top leaders in the environmental field from government, business, and non-governmental organizations, who provide a detailed account of the skills, knowledge, and experience that students ...

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MA in International Relations & Environmental Policy

  • Boston University (MA)

The management of natural resources and the resolution of environmental conflicts are increasingly important factors in determining the course of international relations. Competition for natural resources and efforts to control ...

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MA in International Sustainable Tourism

  • University of North Texas (TX)

Sustainable tourism strives to meet the needs of the present tourist market without compromising the resources of future generations. This leading-edge tourism specialty balances environmental, economic and socio-cultural benefits and ...

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MA in Natural Resources & Sustainable Development

  • American University (DC)

The MA program in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development is a dual-degree program. Students study at American University, where they earn an MA in International Affairs, and the United Nations-affiliated ...

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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

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FIE: Foundation for International Education

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NOLS

Lander, WY
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At NOLS we believe positive, ethical leaders change the world. Based on this belief, NOLS has become the leader in wilderness education. Our students explore remote wilderness and learn technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics.

Strategic Energy Innovations

San Rafael, CA
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Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
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The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
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Founded in 2009, The GREEN Program creates short-term, experiential education programs focused on sustainable development. TGP's accredited model has attracted university students representing over 470 universities and 70 countries globally.