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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MS in Agriculture, Food & Environment

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy. It offers ...

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MS in Agroecology

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Agroecology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is oriented toward three trends facing agricultural and food systems: the increasingly multifunctional landscape, changing meanings of scientific expertise, and the virtues ...

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MS in Architectural Engineering

  • Lawrence Technological University (MI)

This unique program offers a combined Bachelor's of Science and Master Degree in 5 years. Architectural engineers have the artistic vision to understand what an architect is trying to ...

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MS in Architecture with a Track in Sustainable Design

  • University of Minnesota, Crookston (MN)

The planet, for better or worse, is becoming urbanized. By 2050, according to former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, six billion people, representing two-thirds of humanity, will be living in ...

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MS in Biological & Environmental Engineering

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Master of Science program is research oriented and requires a thesis to be written and defended. A typical Master of Science program contains one year of full-time course work ...

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MS in Bioregional Planning & Community Design

  • University of Idaho (ID)

The mission of the Bioregional Planning and Community Design program is to prepare future public leaders, create and disseminate new knowledge, and assist communities and organizations in planning for sustainable ...

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MS in City & Regional Planning

  • Pratt Institute (NY)

Pratt's accredited Master of Science in City and Regional Planning requires 60 credits. The schedule of classes allows for prospective students to enter in fall or spring, and complete ...

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MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • Colorado State University (CO)

In this program, students can develop a course of study that is technically strong, multi-faceted, and concentrates on one or more subject areas of particular interest. The field of environmental ...

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MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The aim of the civil and environmental engineering program is to develop leaders in education, industry, and government who can use their acquired skills to improve society. The program provides ...

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MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The Master of Science program in Construction Management and Sustainability helps prepare students to manage the rebuilding of our public infrastructure and the modernization of our private buildings and plants ...

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MS in Civil Engineering (Environmental Emphasis)

  • University of Miami (FL)

Requirements for the thesis option: An approved integrated program of study with a minimum of 30 semester credits with an average of "B" or better and no grade below "C ...

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MS in Civil, Environmental & Sustainable Engineering

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering is designed to enhance the knowledge gained in the undergraduate engineering program by requiring the students to understand and practice fundamental concepts in ...

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MS in Community & Regional Planning

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Master's Program in Community and Regional Planning (CRP) provides the theoretical foundations, specific skills and practical experience to succeed in professional planning and related policy careers. The program ...

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MS in Community Development with a Sustainable Development Track

  • Delta State University (MS)

The Master of Science in Community Development program is designed to provide knowledgeable and skilled personnel for a variety of social organizations, including development corporations, for-profit entities, and state and ...

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MS in Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program (CBSD) empowers its graduates with the knowledge, skills, and experience to advance effective and equitable strategies for conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable living ...

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MS in Conservation Ecology

  • University of Georgia (GA)

The MS in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development offers students an opportunity to combine interdisciplinary course work in conservation ecology and sustainable development with field experience and thesis research. The ...

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MS in Conservation Medicine Program

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Master of Science in Conservation Medicine is designed to prepare students from varied backgrounds for a career in conservation medicine. This twelve-month program will build upon an individual student ...

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MS in Design & Urban Ecologies

  • The New School (NY)

The Master of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies program at Parsons radically reframes the study of and design approaches to cities. Through fieldwork, research, policy analysis, and activism, students ...

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MS in Earth & Environmental Sciences

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Lehigh has a small, focused, field-oriented graduate program linked to nationally prominent research in some of the key areas of Earth-systems science. EES offers both the MS and Ph.D ...

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MS in Earth Resources Engineering

  • Columbia University (NY)

EEE offers a master of science in Earth resources engineering (MS-E.R.E.) degree, designed for engineers and scientists who plan to pursue, or are already engaged in, environmental management ...

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MS in Earth Systems Science

  • George Mason University (VA)

The innovative, interdisciplinary MS in Earth Systems Science addresses the growing national and regional demand for trained professionals in Earth systems science and applications. The MS in Earth Systems Science ...

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MS in Ecological Economics, Values, & Policy

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

The Departments of Science and Technology Studies and Economics jointly offer an EEVP master’s program. The program builds on Rensselaer’s nationally recognized expertise and course offerings in the ...

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MS in Environmental and Ecological Engineering

  • Purdue University (IN)

Environmental issues are embedded in almost every major global challenge. Current and future environmental and ecological engineers (EEEs) will contribute their technical expertise in an effort to develop solutions to ...

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MS in Ecological Teaching & Learning

  • Lesley University (MA)

If you are a K-12 educator from a public or private school, museum, non-profit, environmental center, government organization, or other alternative teaching setting, this Master of Science program will deepen ...

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MS in Ecology & Environmental Sciences

  • University of Maine (ME)

The University of Maine has established itself as a center of excellence for interdisciplinary graduate-level training in ecology and environmental sciences. This program combines an experienced and enthusiastic faculty, modern ...

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MS in Ecology & Sustainability with a Concentration in Ecological Economics

  • California State University Stanislaus (CA)

Students in the MS in Ecology and Sustainability Program at C.S.U.Stanislaus gain the knowledge and skills to prepare them for successful careers in fields that contribute solutions ...

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MS in Energy Policy & Climate

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The program will prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the challenges of climate change and sustainable energy systems. Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of ...

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MEng in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The principal objective of the Master of Engineering Program is to prepare individuals for professional practice in a broad range of areas by enhancing the skill sets developed in an ...

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MS in Environment & Management

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

The program emphasizes teamwork and focuses on technical, policy, and system and sustainability issues to prepare students to become environmental professionals who are effective leaders and managers. This is a ...

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MS in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics

  • University of Rhode Island (RI)

This graduate program offers qualified students an unparalleled opportunity to work on applied and theoretical issues in the area of natural resource economics, with an emphasis on coastal and marine ...

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MS in Environmental & Sustainability Policy

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)

At the New Jersey Institute of Technology the programs in Environmental Policy Studies build on the strengths of a technological university and focus on the role of the social sciences ...

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MS in Environmental & Water Resources Engineering

  • Tufts University (MA)

Research in this area focuses on environmental science, as well as engineering and management aspects of water resources. Faculty conduct research in and teach classes on: environmental/water quality engineering ...

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MS in Environmental Analysis & Decision Making

  • Rice University (TX)

Environmental Analysis and Decision Making is geared to teach students rigorous methods that are needed by industrial and governmental organizations to deal with environmental issues. It is a cross-disciplinary effort ...

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MS in Environmental Architecture

  • Murdoch University (Western Australia)

Course Structure - 48 credit points. First Year courses include Energy Efficient Building Design; Greenhouse Science and Policy; Sustainable Urban Design; Cities and Sustainability; Global and Regional Sustainability; Climate Sensible Home ...

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MS in Environmental Chemistry & Technology

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Environmental Chemistry and Technology program offers advanced instruction and research training in environmental chemistry and environmental technology leading to the master of science and the doctor of philosophy. A ...

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MS in Environmental Education

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Conflicts over environmental degradation and resource use are vital concerns of our time. Creating greater public awareness of the processes and complexity of ecosystems is essential to development of a ...

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MS in Environmental Education

  • Southern Connecticut State University (CT)

The Master of Science in environmental education is useful preparation for educators and others whose interest and/or responsibilities involve improving the environment. It is open to graduate students regardless ...

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MS in Environmental Education

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

The master's degree program includes coursework in an environmental content concentration. Each concentration is designed around a unifying theme for the purpose of expanding environmental knowledge and skills pertinent ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The Environmental Engineering Program was established in 1970 for mitigating environmental problems. It has grown to include water and wastewater engineering, air pollution control, water quality control, solid and hazardous ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

Applicants to the Environmental Engineering graduate program must have:a BS in Engineering with a GPA of 3. 0 or better from an ABET accredited institution or equivalent;the equivalent ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • Utah State University (UT)

Civil and environmental engineering is concerned with planning, designing, constructing, and operating various physical works; developing and utilizing natural resources in an environmentally sound manner; providing the infrastructure which supports ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • Missouri State University (MO)

Current research activities encompass physical/chemical/biological wastewater treatment, hazardous waste treatment, drinking water treatment, groundwater and soil remediation, and indoor air pollution control. While the program is tailored to ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Florida (FL)

EES offers graduate study in seven areas: Air Resources, Biogeochemical Systems, Ecological Systems, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Water Resources, Water Supply and Wastewater Systems, and Environmental Nanotechnology. Students graduated ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Environmental Engineering focuses on the improvement of environmental quality through design, including: the treatment of surface water, groundwater, wastewater, soil, and air; the management of wetlands and watersheds; the treatment ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)

Students in the MS ENE program can concentrate in Water Quality, Treatment and Infrastructure, Integrated Site Remediation, or Multidisciplinary Environmental Engineering. The MS in Environmental Engineering is designed for those ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment growth for environmental engineers will be 31 percent over the next decade-much faster than average for all occupations. One need look no further ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which is ranked in the top 10 accredited civil and environmental engineering departments by the US News and World ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Utah (UT)

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

The Department of Environmental Engineering offers programs in developing interdisciplinary specialities, as well as in the more traditional areas of Environmental Engineering. Several modern engineering buildings contain laboratories, including unit ...

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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Environmental Engineering graduate concentration at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering leads to an MS degree or PhD degree in Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering. Within the ...

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Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

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NOLS

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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

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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.