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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Master of Civil Engineering Program

  • Norwich University (VT)

Few career paths are as vital as civil engineering, when it comes to creating the future of modern civilization. Civil engineers are essential in supporting and improving aging infrastructures, developing ...

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Master of Community & Regional Planning

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The objectives of the MCRP program are to prepare students for a long-term career in planning. The program is structured to provide: 1) a core of planning theory, urban theory ...

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Master of Community & Regional Planning

  • The University of New Mexico (NM)

This emphasis is designed for students who are interested in the relationships between human communities, settlements, and their ecological contexts. It will prepare students for practice, research and professional careers ...

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Master of Community & Regional Planning (MCRP)

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The SCARP Masters Program is a generalist degree providing basic expertise across a number of substantive areas and the ability to critically integrate perspectives from each area. The program's ...

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Master of Community Planning

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

The Master of Community Planning (MCP) program is a two-year professional program that accommodates various geographic scales as well as different planning subjects related to planning and the design of ...

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Master of Community Planning

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Urban Studies and Planning (URSP) Program at the University of Maryland brings together an active community of scholars and students to creatively confront the issues facing our cities and ...

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Master of Energy Engineering

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

The Master of Energy Engineering program at UIC is a unique, self-contained, fully accredited non-thesis program taught at night. Structured to meet the needs of working students, each course is ...

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Master of Engineering in Energy Systems

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The graduate option program in Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) is designed to provide the components of breadth and depth for students who are enrolled in a departmental masters or ...

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Master of Environment

  • Australian National University

The Master of Environment is a flexible interdisciplinary coursework degree which allows students to develop a program of advanced learning suited to their individual interests and skills in environment and ...

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Master of Environment & Sustainability

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The MES is a thesis-based program that provides students with the opportunities and skills to advance their understanding of sustainability challenges in today’s world. Education in complex problem solving ...

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Master of Environmental Assessment Online

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The Master of Environmental Assessment Degree and the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment programs are internet-based Distance Education programs. There are no seated or face-to-face classes, which allows us to ...

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Master of Environmental Design Planning

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) has over 35 years experience delivering an innovative, interdisciplinary, design-based, graduate planning program. Throughout its history, the EVDS planning program has provided its students ...

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Master of Environmental Law & Policy

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The Masters of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP)/Masters of Science in Natural Resources (MSNR) Dual Degree Program offered by Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center and the University ...

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Master of Environmental Management

  • Duke University (NC)

The Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degree teaches students how to analyze and manage natural environments for human benefit and ecosystem health. MEM students choose one of seven specialized concentrations ...

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Master of Environmental Management

  • Yale University (CT)

The Master of Environmental Management degree prepares students for careers in environmental policy and analysis, green business, design and planning, conservation and stewardship, education, consulting, and journalism. The program requires ...

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Master of Environmental Management

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Masters in Environmental Management (MEM) degree teaches students how to analyze and manage natural environments for human benefit and ecosystem health. The Environmental Science and Management MEM course curriculum ...

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Master of Environmental Management

  • University of North Dakota (ND)

The mission of the Masters of Environmental Management is to provide an integrated and creative learning environment that fosters intellectual growth, critical thinking, and practical engagement especially in management of ...

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Master of Environmental Science (MESc)

  • Yale University (CT)

The Master of Environmental Science degree is intended for students wishing to work in non-forest related environmental issues. The course of study includes formalized training in the philosophy and practice ...

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Master of Environmental Science & Management

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

The Bren School welcomes to the Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) program students who bring a firm commitment to their academic studies and intend to pursue careers as ...

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Master of Environmental Science & Management

  • University of Rhode Island (RI)

The Masters of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental Masters Degree program within URI’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) that is focused on ...

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Master of Environmental Studies

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

Required core programs are taught by faculty teams trained in the social, biological and physical sciences; electives provide opportunities for students to develop more specialized training in subjects related to ...

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Master of Environmental Studies

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Be part of the exciting interdisciplinary intellectual community at Penn's College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) who are focused on advanced study of the environment through the Master ...

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Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

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NOLS

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Strategic Energy Innovations

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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.