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 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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Master of Environmental Studies in Planning (MES)

  • University of Waterloo (ON)

This program is designed for people with interests in applied research, policy and planning practice. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary and integrative approaches to planning and research practices.

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Master of Forest Science (MFS)

  • Yale University (CT)

The Master of Forest Science degree is intended for those students wishing to work in forest-related topics. The course of study includes formalized training in the philosophy and practice of ...

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Master of Forestry (MF)

  • Yale University (CT)

The MF degree is intended for students wishing to pursue professional careers in the management and policy of forest resources. These professional opportunities can be private-sector forest management-corporate or consulting ...

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Master of GIS for Sustainability Management

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geared to those who want to enter or advance in the GIS field, the UW Master of GIS for Sustainability Management is the only program of its kind. You'll ...

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Master of Legal Studies (Environmental Law)

  • University of Auckland

The Masters of Legal Studies (MLS) is for graduates who do not have a Law undergraduate degree but whose work involves legal issues and dealing with legislation. The programme has ...

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Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Urban Planning

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Murdoch University (Western Australia)

Units examine the institutional and legal framework for planning, and address the main policy challenges involved in planning sustainable communities. Issues covered include transport and land use, housing and infrastructure ...

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Master of Resource & Environmental Management (MREM)

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The MREM is a full-time 16-month course-based program that’s designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in natural resource and environmental management. With a ...

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Master of Science in Ecological Design

  • Conway School of Landscape Design (MA)

The Conway School Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning + Design is the only institution of its kind in North America. Its focus is sustainable landscape planning and design. Each year ...

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Master of Science in Science, Technology, & Environmental Policy

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS–STEP) at the Humphrey School is one of the few programs in the nation to prepare individuals with backgrounds ...

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Master of Strategic Leadership Toward Sustainability

  • Blekinge Institute of Technology

The aim of this programme is for each Master's graduate to: Have a thorough understanding of an intellectually strict, widely applicable framework for strategic sustainable development. To develop leadership ...

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Master of Sustainable Agriculture

  • Charles Sturt University (NSW)

The Sustainable Agriculture program brings together studies in the three key domains of sustainability: agricultural and natural systems; agribusiness; and the humanities. Through the development of creative and critical perspectives ...

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Master of Sustainable Development Practice

  • University of Florida (FL)

The University of Florida MDP program is part of the Global MDP Association, which consists of 26 MDP programs in 19 countries around the world. Initiated with the generous support ...

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Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM)

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) program is an interdisciplinary, course-based, professional-style program that can be completed within one year of full-time study. However, students can study on a ...

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Master of Urban & Environmental Planning

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program prepares students to become responsible practitioners in a variety of public, private, and non-profit settings. Graduates are eligible for certification by the ...

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Master of Urban & Environmental Planning

  • Griffith University (Queensland)

This postgraduate program has Commonwealth supported places. If you are eligible, the Australian Government will contribute to the cost of this program but you will also be required to make ...

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Master of Urban & Regional Planning

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning is a two-year, 72 credit professional degree program designed for those interested in working as professional planners. The curriculum includes a 46-credit core ...

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Master of Urban & Regional Planning

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Established in 1973, the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at VCU is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and provides professional grounding in the theory and methodology of ...

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Master of Urban & Regional Planning

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree is designed to produce professionals able to think across fields of expertise to see and act upon the links among environmental ...

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Master of Urban & Regional Planning

  • University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus (CO)

The master of urban and regional planning is the college’s accredited degree for students intending to pursue careers in planning and in related fields across a wide spectrum of ...

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Master of Urban & Regional Planning

  • Eastern Washington University (WA)

The MURP Program is a two-year professional curriculum. The program is one of only four in the Pacific Northwest states that is professionally accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. The ...

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Master of Urban & Regional Planning

  • CEPT University

The two-year Master’s Degree Program in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) prepares young professionals for a career in one or many of these: (i) preparing plans and projects for ...

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Master of Urban & Research Planning

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

The MURP (Master of Urban and Regional Planning) at Virginia Tech, with its two locations, is unique because it offers access to urban planning in rural, suburban, urban, national, and ...

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Master of Urban Planning

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The Department of Urban and Public Affairs offers a Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree in cooperation with the Department of Geography and Geosciences. The MUP Program prepares students to ...

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Master of Urban Planning

  • University of Kansas (KS)

The MUP is the normal academic qualification for planning and planning-related positions. A good undergraduate education in almost any discipline is acceptable preparation. Undergraduate preparation in the social sciences, the ...

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Master of Urban Planning

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The Sustainable Design and Development concentration is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the term sustainability and its role in the planning process. The recommended core and elective courses ...

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Master of Urban Planning

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This concentration prepares planners to work toward the long-term environmental and social sustainability of land use. The concentration focuses on training students to better inform private and public decision making ...

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Master of Urban Planning, Design & Development

  • Cleveland State University (OH)

The Master of Urban Planning, Design & Development (MUPDD) program prepares students for planning practice in a wide variety of organizational settings and professional pursuits. The curriculum combines an appreciation ...

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Master of Water Security

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

New in 2016, the MWS is a cross-disciplinary, project-based and professional-style program that may be completed in 12 months of full time study. Graduates are prepared to address complex water ...

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MBA Concentration in Sustainable Business

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The emphasis provides students with an in-depth appreciation of the environmental and social dimensions of conducting business in a global market. Three aspects of sustainable business that improve a firm ...

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MBA in Building Sustainable Enterprise

  • University of South Florida (FL)

The University of South Florida offers both a full time and part time option for students entering the Masters of Business Administration program, with at least nine credit hours per ...

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MBA in Business & Sustainability

  • York University (ON)

The Business and Sustainability specialization equips students for general management and senior corporate positions, as well as for work in specialist environmental management or consulting posts. To complete the specialization ...

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MBA in Business Administration, Sustainability Concentration

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

Sustainability in business acknowledges the value of managing financial, environmental, and social performance to achieve resiliency and provide long term returns to investors. Students select from a variety of courses ...

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MBA in Energy & Sustainability Studies

  • Franklin Pierce University (NH)

The MBA in Energy & Sustainability Studies prepares graduates to assume positions of greater influence within their organizations and to become change agents in corporate and community sustainability practices. The ...

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MBA in Global Social Sustainable Enterprise

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise (GSSE) Masters in Business Administration at the College of Business will equip you with the tools and network to become a global social entrepreneur ...

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MBA in Managing for Sustainability

  • Marlboro College (VT)

What distinguishes Marlboro’s MBA program is a commitment to push beyond sustainability—a state of zero impact—to a net positive state whereby organizations prosper, communities thrive, and the ...

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MBA in Nonprofit Management

  • Brandeis University (MA)

The MBA in Nonprofit Management is delivered by a graduate school devoted to the advancement of social justice. Students work closely with faculty, researchers and other students who share similar ...

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MBA in Sustainability

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

Antioch University New England's MBA in sustainability focuses on how sustainable practices are implemented in operations, human resources, finance, marketing, and strategic planning in organizations. Students learn from an ...

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MBA in Sustainability

  • Duquesne University (PA)

Duquesne University offers early- and mid-career professionals an unmatched proving ground: a transformative, 12-month MBA Sustainability degree that integrates multiple dimensions of sustainability across all business disciplines.

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MBA in Sustainability

  • Bard College (NY)

The Bard MBA curriculum is an integrated series of 19 courses taught over two years. Classes provide grounding in core business competencies with a focus throughout on the integrated bottom ...

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MBA in Sustainable Enterprise

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

MBA in Sustainable Enterprise Concentration - Sustainable enterprise is a way of doing business that makes profits through means that reduce harm to society and the environment. It turns challenges into ...

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MBA in Sustainable Management

  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program prepares students to be skilled and visionary managers in any field or enterprise. Today’s business professionals must not only lead successful organizations but ...

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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.

Programs and Initiatives

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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
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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.