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.

4119 resources

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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Social Ecology

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Social Ecology focuses on the ways in which institutional and societal structures manifest and perpetuate social injustice and environmental impacts. Prescott College can work with faculty from its partner Institute ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Social Innovation & Sustainability

  • Goddard College (VT)

The Master of Arts in Social Innovation and Sustainability is a 48-credit degree intended for students who seek low-residency, interdisciplinary and self-designed graduate studies, focusing on social innovation and sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Social Justice & Human Rights

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MA in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) in ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences provides a theoretically and methodologically rigorous program offering opportunities for skill ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Sustainability

  • Harvard University (MA)

Gain insight into critical environmental factors affecting air, water, climate, and ecosystems. In this master’s degree program, students learn to evaluate and design practices, technologies, and systems that bring ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MA program in Sustainability addresses some of the most pressing concerns of the 21st century. Students learn innovative approaches to understand, research, and provide solutions to complex sustainability challenges ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Sustainability

  • Hofstra University (NY)

The Master of Arts Program in Sustainability integrates environmental, economic, social, philosophical, and ethical themes of sustainability. The program is designed to give students real-world, hands-on experiences solving sustainability problems ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Sustainability & Development

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

The MA with a major in Sustainability and Development, offered by SMU Lyle with the support of The Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity, is for concerned individuals. Those in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Social Innovation & Sustainability Leadership

  • Edgewood College (WI)

The Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership Program prepares working professionals, career seekers and career changers to drive transformational change for more resilient organizations and communities. The Master of Arts program trains ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Sustainability Science & Practice

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The Sustainability Management emphasis will challenge and train students in the science and art of coordinating collaborative strategies towards the creation of innovative and optimal performance practices. Such performance, found ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Sustainability Studies

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)

Contemporary ecological and societal crises present unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Driven by increases in human population and per capita consumption of resources, and shaped by the consequent contamination and degradation ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Sustainable Communities

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The SUS program at NAU cuts across many areas of study, including anthropology, the arts, business, humanities, economics, education, environmental science, history, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, women ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Sustainable Design

  • Minneapolis College of Art Design (MN)

MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program was developed exclusively for busy working professionals with an online platform that offers small classes, peer-to-peer interaction, and engagement with renowned ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Sustainable Development: Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change

  • SIT Graduate Institute (VT)

SIT’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Development: Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change program prepares graduates for positions in organizations working toward a more equitable and sustainable use of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Sustainable Urban Development

  • DePaul University (IL)

The Master of Arts in Sustainable Urban Development (MASUD) is a 13-course interdisciplinary graduate degree. There are 11 required courses and 2 electives, the latter to be selected from a ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Sustianability

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

The Master of Arts in Sustainability Graduate Program is a distinctive, interdisciplinary one-year program that combines the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, management and law. Courses taught will included guest ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Urban & Environmental Planning

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning (MUEP) is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). It is an interdisciplinary, professional degree designed to prepare students for leadership roles in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning

  • Tufts University (MA)

This accredited Master of Arts degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning requires completion of 12 course credits (most semester-long courses receive one credit), a thesis and an internship ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Urban Sustainability

  • Antioch University, Los Angeles (CA)

The Master of Arts in Urban Sustainability is a revolutionary, national low-residency program that will provide graduate level study in urban ecosystem science, urban planning and policy, activism and advocacy ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA in Urban Sustainability & Resilience

  • Xavier University (OH)

The Master of Arts in Urban Sustainability and Resilience is designed around an innovative curriculum that blends elements from traditional, urban-focused graduate programs (urban/regional planning and development, urban ecology ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MA/MS in Environmental Studies

  • University of Montana (MT)

The Masters Degree Program in Environmental Studies is flexible; students, with their academic advisors, design their own study programs by choosing from courses throughout the University. Within this diversity of ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in City & Regional Planning

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

The program prepares students for professional careers in the design of human settlements in harmony with the natural environment and the needs of society. Practicing planners work in public agencies ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in City Planning

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Since its founding in 1948, the Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) has grown into one of the largest and most respected graduate city and regional planning programs in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Design Studies: Energy & Environments

  • Harvard University (MA)

Energy and Environments proposes an architectural agenda for energy in order to tackle 21st century ecological challenges. Upturning the conventional definition of "sustainable design. " which tends to privilege efficiency and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Design Studies: Risk & Resilience

  • Harvard University (MA)

Risk and Resilience considers communities and locations susceptible to crisis and develops strategies to tackle those challenges preemptively. Cities around the world face unpredictable challenges (natural disasters, long-term environmental change ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Design Studies: Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology

  • Harvard University (MA)

Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology combines the vision of long range effects and swiftness of short range responses to develop new modes of representation and new forms of investigation to enable new ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Environment & Sustainability

  • Western University (ON)

The MES degree is a dynamic course-based interdisciplinary program designed for students interested in equipping themselves with the skills and experience needed to compete for an entry level position as ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Environmental Law (MEL)

  • University of Sydney

The Environmental Law program is open to lawyers and those with degrees in other disciplines. It provides candidates with opportunities to meet and learn from others involved in environment-related disciplines ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Environmental Policy & Management

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Environmental Policy and Management master's degree and graduate certificate programs at the University of Denver are offered online and on campus in the evenings, or in a combination ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Natural Resources

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

NC State’s Natural Resources Masters Program is a unique, intercollegiate, multidisciplinary program that focuses on several aspects of natural resource policy, management, and assessment. A selection of technical options ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Planning with a Concentration in Sustainable Land Use Planning

  • University of Southern California (CA)

Sustainable Land Use Planning centers on community land use planning set in the context of regional growth or decline. The planning process involves forecasting transportation means, population growth and housing ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Policy, Planning, & Management

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

The MPPM prepares students for leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector by developing a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of policy ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Regional Planning

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The goal of the Regional Planning Program is to stimulate creative and systematic approaches for addressing and resolving the physical, economic, and social problems of towns, cities, and larger regions ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The Master of Arts in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities is learning in action. As a student in this program you'll have the opportunity to conduct an action research ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Sustainable Design

  • University of Florida (FL)

The three-semester Master's Degree in Sustainable Design (SDM) gives students the interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and confidence to be a leader in the Sustainability Revolution. The program features a low-residency-online ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Sustainable Energy Engineering & Policy

  • Carleton University (ON)

The Master’s program in Sustainable Energy prepares students for employment related to sustainable energy in government, business, or the civil society sector, and/or to serve as a foundation ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation

  • Blekinge Institute of Technology

The world today is increasingly demanding products and services that consider sustainability. At BTH, we believe that combining an overarching approach to socio-ecological sustainability with a disciplined approach to meeting ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Urban & Regional Planning

  • University at Albany (NY)

The University at Albany's 48-credit two-year Master of Regional Planning (MRP) Program in Urban and Regional Planning was established in 1982. It began as a small program with a ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Urban Planning

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

The environmental and physical planning specialization offered by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UB involves the study of how to use the planning process to resolve three ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master in Urban Planning & Environmental Policy

  • Texas Southern University (TX)

The Master of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy trains students to become policy-oriented planners and environmental policy analysts and to assume leadership positions in planning and environmental policy-related organizations. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master of Applied Sciences, Environmental Engineering

  • University of Delaware (DE)

Students whose undergraduate degrees are in non-engineering majors are awarded the Master of Applied Sciences (MAS) degree. The MAS degree is also an option for students who choose to utilize ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master of Architecture with a Focus in Sustainability

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The program is founded upon the principle that architecture programs can no longer afford to teach anything other than sustainable architecture. In addition to courses in industrial ecology, sustainable science ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master of City & Regional Planning

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the fourth largest metropolitan region in the country, both the City and Regional Planning Master’s Degree program and PhD in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master of City & Regional Planning

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)

The Master of City and Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.) degree is generally recognized as the professional degree in the field. The M.C.R.P. program prepares students ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master of City & Regional Planning (MCRP)

  • Clemson University (SC)

The MCRP program taps the diverse resources of other planning-related departments in the University such as architecture, landscape architecture, economics, political science, civil engineering, industrial management, sociology, environmental and transportation ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master of City & Regional Planning with a Concentration in Energy, Environment, & Sustainability

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

This concentration centers on planning issues related to the sustainable development and optimal management of our natural resources, and in particular, problems associated with the sustainable interaction of built and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master of City & Regional Planning with specialization in Environmental Planning & Management

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

In light of the highly interdisciplinary nature of environmental planning, coursework is designed to emphasize the functioning of natural and human-generated environmental systems, the design and implementation of environmental policies ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master of City Planning

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

A collection of subjects and requirements to be taken during the students two years in the MCP program constitute a core experience viewed as central to the professional program and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master of City Planning with a Concentration in Land Use, Transportation, & Environmental Planning

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The Master of City Planning degree requires completion of 19 course units, including course requirements from the core curriculum and one of six concentration areas. In addition, all students must ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

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.

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

London, London
Business Affiliate

NOLS

Lander, WY
Business Affiliate
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
Business Affiliate
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
Business Affiliate

The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
Business Affiliate
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.