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 Environmental Science

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Built on the concept that environmental issues are inherently interdisciplinary, the program is offered jointly by the department of biological sciences in the College of Science and by the department ...

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MS in Environmental Science

  • University of Illinois, Springfield (IL)

The curriculum for the Master of Science in Environmental Sciences is designed to allow students to gain strong scientific understanding of ways to study, evaluate, and interpret environmental realities and ...

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MS in Environmental Science

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

The graduate program in Environmental Science fosters an understanding of interrelationships between disciplines in addition to requiring depth of study in specialized areas. It emphasizes the need to understand the ...

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MS in Environmental Science

  • University of West Florida (FL)

The Masters in Environmental Science will provide students with advanced research and education in earth and environmental sciences. Departmental areas of concentration include: coastal science, geographic information science, hydrogeology, soil ...

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MS in Environmental Science

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

The Masters of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) is a two-year, 48-credit hour, professional research-oriented degree program. The School of Public and Environmental Affairs' (SPEA) MSES students receive excellent preparation ...

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MS in Environmental Science

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

The MS degree in environmental science includes a 15-hour core curriculum consisting of an ENVR 5303 (Issues in Environmental Sustainability) - which should be taken your first semester, ENVR 5123 (Environmental ...

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MS in Environmental Science

  • Jackson State University (MS)

The MS Environmental Science Program helps provide the student with the tools and knowledge to ask the proper questions and help provide acceptable answers. Research is needed in the federal ...

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MS in Environmental Science

  • Western Washington University (WA)

The objective of the MS in Environmental Science is to integrate chemical, physical, biological, and other specialized knowledge in order to understand, predict, and/or manage environmental responses brought about ...

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MS in Environmental Science & Engineering

  • Oregon Health & Science University (OR)

An MS in ESE prepares students for careers in environmental monitoring, restoration, management, and regulation. It also can be useful preparation for higher degrees in the environmental sciences, law, or ...

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MS in Environmental Science & Management

  • Duquesne University (PA)

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (ESM) features a core of required classes in science, policy, and management that creates a strong foundation on which to build ...

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MS in Environmental Science & Policy

  • Plymouth State University (NH)

Environmental issues have multiple dimensions involving the natural, social, and physical sciences. In Plymouth State University's Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy graduate degree program, you'll ...

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MS in Environmental Science & Policy

  • George Mason University (VA)

The MS in environmental science and policy meets the increasing need for trained environmental professionals who can address the problems of land and water management, land use and urbanization, wetland ...

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MS in Environmental Sciences

  • Louisiana State University (LA)

LSU's Department of Environmental Sciences offers graduate students a wide range of classroom experiences, field research opportunities, and interactions with decision makers facing real-world environmental challenges. The faculty are ...

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MS in Environmental Sciences

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FL)

The Environmental Sciences Institutes offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to the Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences. The Master of Science degree is awarded to candidates ...

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MS in Environmental Sciences

  • Arkansas State University (AR)

The Masters of Science in Environmental Sciences (Thesis track) is designed to provide all students with a cross-disciplinary introduction to environmental science. Students are required to complete a Thesis project ...

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MS in Environmental Sciences

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The purpose of the ES Graduate Program is to develop scientists who will be able to analyze and understand environmental systems, predict environmental change, and participate in the management of ...

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MS in Environmental Sciences & Policy

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The Master of Science Program in Environmental Sciences and Policy combines required interdisciplinary core courses with a selection of specialized classes from across the University. The program is characterized by ...

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MS in Environmental Sciences & Policy

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Policy is a springboard to leadership for environmental professionals. The program gives students a powerful understanding of where the sciences overlap and ...

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MS in Environmental Studies

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College's Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies (MSES) is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in environmental science, law, policy, and organizing principles. Its ...

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MS in Environmental Studies

  • Kentucky State University (KY)

Kentucky State University’s Master of Science in Environmental Studies trains leaders to understand and solve environmental problems by applying critical thinking skills across disciplines. Learning to restore a balance ...

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MS in Environmental Studies

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The degree requires completion of 36 course credit hours as follows: a common core consisting of two broad introductory three-credit courses (ENVS 5000, Science Policy and Values and ENVS 5100 ...

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MS in Environmental Studies

  • California State University, Fullerton (CA)

The Environmental Studies (ENST) Program opened its doors in the late 1960's and awarded its first degree in the early 1970's and is still going strong today. It ...

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MS in Environmental Studies

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The Graduate Program in Environmental Science (GPES) offers MS, M. P. S., and PhD degrees. GPES was created in the early 1970's as a unique response to the emerging ...

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MS in Environmental Studies

  • Point Park University (PA)

The Master of Science degree in environmental studies at Point Park University is a 30-credit interdisciplinary program intended to provide students with an understanding of the complex nature of environmental ...

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MS in Environmental Studies

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Master of Science in environmental studies is an interdisciplinary program of graduate coursework and research. Created in 1970, the program meets the needs of students looking for a broader ...

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MS in Environmental Studies

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

The MS in Environmental Studies degree, with or without certification, requires a minimum of 5 semesters and 42 credits. All students must fulfill each competency area for the number of ...

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MS in Environmental Sustainability

  • LIU Post (NY)

The 33-credit Master of Science in Environmental Sustainability at LIU Post, the only degree of its kind on Long Island, is designed to educate and train professionals to develop environmentally ...

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MS in Environmental Sustainability

  • University of Oklahoma (OK)

The Master of Science program in Environmental Sustainability has three objectives. One objective is to provide students with a cross-disciplinary understanding of the theory and practice of sustainability. A second ...

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MS in Food Systems & Society

  • Marylhurst University (OR)

The Master of Science (MS) in Food Systems and Society is an online graduate program focused on how to advance equitable food systems through analysis and inquiry. The MS in ...

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MS in Geography & Environmental Engineering

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The MS degree is open to students with undergraduate degrees in engineering, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and other scientific disciplines. Concentrations for the MS Degree include Environmental Science and ...

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MS in Geoscience

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

For the Geoscience Masters, a minimum of 30 semester hours are required in all the Thesis concentrations, with 12 semester hours in elective courses, 12 hours in departmental core courses ...

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MS in Industrial Ecology

  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Leiden University
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Master's programme Industrial Ecology is jointly organised by Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. Industrial Ecology is an emergent scientific discipline that promotes a systemic approach to ...

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MS in Natural Resource Sciences

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The School of Natural Resources offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences. The broad diversity of climate, habitat, hydrology, soils ...

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MS in Outdoor & Environmental Education

  • Alaska Pacific University (AK)

The only program of its kind in Alaska (or almost anywhere!), APU’s Master of Science degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education (MSOEE) prepares professionals in outdoor-related careers, current teachers ...

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MS in Planning

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Planning Degree Program prepares students to solve land use and community issues in contemporary society. The 2 year MS program exposes students to core courses in planning history, theory ...

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MS in Plant & Soil Sciences

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The department of Plant and Soil Sciences at UVM offers several Master's degree options, including: Agroecology, Agronomy, Ecological Landscape Design, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Food Systems. Current ...

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MS in Regenerative Studies

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

The Master of Science in Regenerative Studies (MSRS) was established in 2004 as a unique interdisciplinary program that prepares students to find successful solutions to environmental problems in the 21st ...

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MS in Resilient & Sustainable Communities

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College's Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC) is the first of its kind and is a truly unique program designed to give students ...

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MS in Resource Economics & Policy

  • University of Maine (ME)

The Master of Science in Resource Economics and Policy program emphasizes how economic theory and tools can be applied to environmental, natural resource, energy, agriculture, and economic development problems. Students ...

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MS in Resource Management & Conservation

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

The Master of Science in Resource Management and Conservation is designed for the professional who seeks an effective leadership role in 21st century environmental management. The impacts of development on ...

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MS in Resource Management & Conservation

  • Antioch University, Seattle (WA)

The Master of Science in Resource Management and Conservation is designed for the professional who seeks an effective leadership role in 21st century environmental management. The impacts of development on ...

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MS in Sustainability

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

The Master of Science in Sustainability degree is offered entirely online. It is intended to inform students about the theoretical and practical issues relevant to sustainability, and prepare them to ...

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MS in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MS 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 ...

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MS in Sustainability

  • Lipscomb University (TN)

Master of Science in Sustainability, consists of the five foundation graduate courses (15 credit hours) offered in the Certificate program and continue with graduate-level courses in technical specialties such as ...

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MS in Sustainability in the Urban Environment

  • The City University of New York (NY)

To respond to the increasing demand for a workforce equipped to meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century, City College of New York offers the Sustainability in the Urban ...

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MS in Sustainability Management

  • American University (DC)

The Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program offers an interdisciplinary degree with courses from Kogod, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of International Service, and the ...

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MS in Sustainability Management

  • Columbia University (NY)

The MS in Sustainability Management is based upon years of experience in bridging research and practice, with a curriculum based on new and existing courses at the University, taught by ...

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MS in Sustainability Management

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

The Stuart MS in Sustainability Management is one of only a few programs of its kind in the world and the only environmental sustainability program in Chicago to be offered ...

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MS in Sustainability Science

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

The MS Sustainability Science (MS3) Program prepares students professionally for a broad range of sustainability-focused careers in industry, government, or the non-profit sector. Students will graduate with: (1) a systems-based ...

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MS in Sustainable Building Systems

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

Many aspects influence sustainability in the built environment: Site selection and environmental modification, design of buildings and structures, choice of materials and structural systems, selection and sizing of building energy ...

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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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Scores

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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.