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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MBA in Sustainable Systems

  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

The MBA in Sustainable Systems, also known as the “Hybrid program,” offers both a unique curriculum and a unique low residency format, combining monthly weekend “intensives” with distance learning. Students ...

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MBA with a Concentration in Sustainable Business Practices

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Sustainability at the University of Oregon is not a new concept--it is in our DNA and part of our heritage. We've been teaching and practicing it for almost two ...

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MBA with Corporate Social Responsibility Focus

  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg (FL)

The Corporate Social Responsibility Focus Track will develop a student’s understanding of ethical management, marketing and decision-making. Students will explore the ethical and behavioral issues faced by corporations as ...

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MDS in Sustainable Design

  • Boston Architectural College (MA)

The Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design creates leaders of the green building revolution. Through study with leading practitioners and thinkers in the field and shared learning in a ...

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MEd in Environmental Education

  • Western Washington University (WA)

The central goal of the Master of Education in Environmental Education program is to develop leaders in environmental education. One option, the residency, emphasizes the non-profit sector of the field ...

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MEd in Environmental Education

  • Florida State University (FL)

The Master's Degree in Environmental Education is offered through the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and provides a comprehensive graduate program that prepares future ...

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MEd in Environmental Education

  • Slippery Rock University (PA)

The SRU Master of Education in Environmental Education program is designed specifically for teachers who want the world to be their classroom. Students in the program address state and national ...

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MEd in Environmental Education

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is recognized among outdoor and environmental education professionals as one of the leading schools in the Midwest to receive an education in environmental education ...

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MEng in Biological & Environmental Engineering

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Master of Engineering (MEng) is a professional degree program in the department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. The ...

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MEng 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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MEng in Environmental Engineering

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)

The Environmental Engineering graduate program is divided into three areas of concentration: Environmental Processes, Groundwater and Soil Pollution Control, and Inland and Coastal Environmental Hydrodynamics.

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MEng in Environmental Engineering

  • Duke University (NC)

This program offers in-depth study in a technology field paired with a business leadership and management education. This non-thesis, graduate program will help students thrive in a corporate, high tech ...

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MEng in Environmental Engineering

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

This specialty in our Master of Engineering program equips students with the knowledge and methods needed for a professional career in environmental protection. Subjects include surface and groundwater hydrology; water ...

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MES in Environmental Studies

  • Baylor University (TX)

Addressing complex global environmental problems requires an interdisciplinary approach. That's why Environmental Science at Baylor integrates into one department core areas of science. This creates an atmosphere of cooperation ...

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MPA in Development Practice

  • Columbia University (NY)

The twenty-two month MPA in Development Practice (MPA-DP) trains practitioners to be specialists in the design and management of integrated, results-based approaches to sustainable development challenges. Students learn to address ...

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MPA in Environmental Science & Policy

  • Columbia University (NY)

The Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy trains sophisticated public managers and policymakers, who apply innovative, systems-based thinking to environmental issues. The program challenges students to think ...

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MPA in Sustainable Management

  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

Presidio prepares MPA students to lead in the public sector in a strategic and sustainable way. In today's complex economic, social, and ecological landscape, there is unprecedented opportunity for ...

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MPA with a Concentration in Sustainability & Sustainable Development

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

The MPA concentration in sustainable development focuses on the balancing of human needs with the protection of the natural and social environments so that these needs can be met in ...

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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

  • University of Cambridge

This one-year taught M.Phil. programme provides graduate engineers with the necessary interdisciplinary skills and understanding to be in the forefront of solving complex problems and meeting the global challenges ...

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MS Environmental Studies

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The Environmental Studies Master of Science program is designed to prepare students for careers as environmental professionals or to pursue further academic training in PhD and other advanced degree programs ...

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MS in Agricultural Engineering

  • Purdue University (IN)

Agricultural Engineering offers a unique perspective on environmental management that cannot be gained through other engineering or agricultural programs. Agricultural training provides students with insight into the many issues and ...

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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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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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Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

London, London
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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.