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 Sustainable Design

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

The MS in Sustainable Design is an award winning degree program that offers the the opportunity to explore sustainability through different avenues of study, ranging from design exploration to applied ...

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MS in Sustainable Design

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The MSSD, or Master of Science in Sustainable Design program, is designed for students who wish to prepare for the PhD or for employment in research, activism, or public policy ...

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MS in Sustainable Design

  • The Catholic University of America (DC)

The School of Architecture and Planning's mission, Building Stewardship, focuses on preparing architects and designers to assume a personal responsibility for the welfare of the world. We stress the ...

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MS in Sustainable Development

  • American University in Cairo (Cairo)

The MSc program in Sustainable Development is designed to take advantage of sustainable development as an economic growth opportunity. This MSc program aims to create a whole new generation of ...

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MS in Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

CONS is an interdisciplinary and experiential approach to the problems of biological conservation in relation to economic development necessary to meet human needs. The primary goals of the CONS program ...

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MS in Sustainable Energy

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Students interested in this major must satisfy the standard admissions criteria used by the School of Engineering, which include an undergraduate degree in a field of engineering (physics degrees will ...

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MS in Sustainable Engineering

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Sustainable engineering refers to the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into product, process, and energy system design methods. Additionally, sustainable engineering encourages the consideration of the complete product ...

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MS in Sustainable Engineering

  • Villanova University (PA)

Villanova’s Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering (MSSE) is a multi-disciplinary degree, ideal for those who are interested in gaining further expertise and knowledge with regard to the full ...

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MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems

  • Pratt Institute (NY)

The mission of the Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development is to provide a professionally-oriented education to a student body with diverse cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds. Both the program ...

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MS in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College's Master of Science degree in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) is a truly unique program designed to prepare future leaders in the burgeoning food movement with a ...

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MS in Sustainable Management

  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (WI)

Students who graduate with a Master of Science in Sustainable Management can expect to have a strong foundation for leading change in their current organizations or building new careers that ...

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MS in Sustainable Systems

  • Slippery Rock University (PA)

The Masters of Science in Sustainable Systems (MS3) program is designed to produce environmental leaders with the skills to address our rapidly increasing environmental problems. MS3 graduates will acquire the ...

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MS in Sustainable Systems Engineering

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Master of Engineering: Sustainable Systems Engineering program focuses on preparing students to understand, analyze and drive change within your organization as it relates to ...

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MS in Sustainable Tourism

  • East Carolina University (NC)

The MS in sustainable tourism is managed by the Center for Sustainable Tourism with oversight from an interdisciplinary faculty advisory committee. The sustainable tourism degree is designed for individuals interested ...

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MS in Transportation Engineering

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The program welcomes applicants with undergraduate degrees in any scientific or engineering discipline.

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MS in Urban & Regional Policy

  • Northeastern University (MA)

The Master of Urban and Regional Policy (MURP) provides sophisticated analytical skills combined with a thorough understanding of how cities and regions work for graduates who will occupy key research ...

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MS in Urban Spatial Analytics

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Anyone who has used GoogleEarth or MapQuest or a GPS-based navigation system or GIS software understands the power and potential of spatial analysis. A recent U.S. Department of Labor ...

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MS in Water Resource Management

  • California State University, Fresno (Ca)

The Master of Science degree in Water Resource Management was developed to meet the growing demand for advanced knowledge in water resources and their use in the urban, industrial, and ...

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MS in Water Resources & Environmental Engineering

  • Villanova University (PA)

Villanova's Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (MSWREE) program is nationally-recognized for its cutting edge research and collaborative opportunities in the Villanova Center for the Advancement ...

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MS Leadership for Sustainability

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This Low-residency Master of Science in Natural Resources with a concentration in Leadership for Sustainability is designed for emerging leaders who are committed to deepening their capacity to catalyze change ...

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MSc in Agroecology

  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences

The programme prepares students for a wide range of positions concerning conventional and organic agriculture and food systems, including advisory services and extension, development projects, management of agricultural and natural ...

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MSc in Carbon Management

  • University of Edinburgh

Carbon management is at the heart of tackling climate change and has rapidly become a central part of the global business environment. This is a growing sector with excellent employment ...

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MSc in Carbon Storage & Capture

  • University of Edinburgh

Geological reservoirs are vital for the hydrocarbon industry, drinking water supply and geological carbon storage. This programme provides training in reservoir geology and an overview of geological carbon storage including ...

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MSc in Ecological Economics

  • University of Edinburgh

Ecological Economics is the science and management of sustainability - linking environmental, social and economic systems. Economic principles are applied in virtually all decisions concerning conservation and environmental management. Students will ...

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MSc in Ecological Food Systems

  • Schumacher College

Schumacher College is the first in the world to offer a postgraduate programme in Ecological Food Systems, developed in collaboration with Plymouth University, The Organic Research Centre (ORC), The Campaign ...

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MSc in Environment & Development

  • University of Edinburgh

The MSc in Environment and Development (E&D) is an interdisciplinary programme exploring the inter-dependencies between pressing environmental concerns and development pressures. It explores these themes from an informed theoretical perspective ...

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MSc in Environment, Culture & Society

  • University of Edinburgh

This MSc programme offers the opportunity for students to develop their interests at an advanced level within a multidisciplinary context by drawing on expertise from across the University, especially from ...

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MSc in Environmental Economics & Environmental Management

  • University of York

This course is aimed at people who want to pursue a career in environmental economics and environmental management. It can be taken either as a twelve-month Masters degree or nine-month ...

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MSc in Environmental Management

  • University of Kiel

The Master of Science “Environmental Management” is designed to offer interdisciplinary education, which enables graduates to develop complex, efficient and sustainable management concepts to solve current and future environmental problems ...

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MSc in Environmental Planning

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The Planning Program offers a fully accredited Master’s degree to suit the needs of students intent on working as planners or pursuing doctoral studies in planning or related fields ...

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MSc in Environmental Science

  • Chiang Mai University (Muang District)

A multidisciplinary coursework and research program. Core and elective courses, which include: pollution monitoring, land use planning, eco-system planning, and the preparation of environmental impact reports for development projects, provide ...

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MSc in Environmental Sciences, Policy & Management

  • Central European University

The Masters Programs provides students with a combination of scientific, technological, legal and policy vocational training, preparing them for careers in a range of environmental fields. The aim is to ...

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MSc in Environmental Sustainability

  • University of Edinburgh

The Environmental Protection and Management program aims to provide students with the skills to devise and enact strategies to protect and conserve various environments. Mankind's actions have had and ...

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MSc in International Food Business & Consumer Studies

  • University of Kassel

The politics of food in society, involving manufacturers, retailers, consumers and health professionals, are complex and continually evolving. This programme enables its students to take on responsible tasks in national ...

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MSc in International Organic Agriculture

  • University of Kassel

The MSc Programme International Organic Agriculture is a finishing study programme, immatriculation is no more possible. Since Wintersemester 2009/10 the contents continues as a specialization in the Master Programme ...

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MSc in Renewable Energy & the Built Environment

  • Graduate School of the Environment

The masters examines the theory and practice of renewable energy technologies and the built environment. It places this topic within the political, economic and social background of energy issues, including ...

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MSc in Sustainability, Planning, & Environmental Policy

  • Cardiff University

Cardiff University's MSc Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy is suitable for graduates in subjects such as geography, sociology, politics, economics or other suitably qualified candidates. The course is specifically ...

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MSc in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

Increasing concern over environmental, biodiversity and food safety issues in the Mediterranean area have formed the basis for a Masters of Science (M.Sc. ) degree on "Sustainable Agriculture". Sustainable Agriculture ...

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MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering

  • Royal Institute of Technology

The Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of solar energy, power generation, energy utilization, turbomachinery, and transformation of energy systems. The emphasis is placed on ...

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MSc in Sustainable International Agriculture

  • University of Kassel

The MSc Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA) is a joint venture of two German Universities: The University of Kassel in Witzenhausen (Organic Agricultural Sciences) and the University of Gattingen (Agricultural Sciences ...

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MSc in Sustainable Resource Management

  • University of Edinburgh

Sustainable Resource Management recognizes that interactions between resources, as well as between resource users, have a significant impact on any management solution. It therefore seeks to balance the social, economic ...

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MSE in Civil, Environmental & Sustainable Engineering

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MSE program is designed to bridge the gap between knowledge of engineering sciences and creative engineering practice while at the same time increasing the depth and breadth of knowledge ...

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MSE in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This program requires at least 18 hours of graduate courses in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program. Specific course requirements are given in the departmental Guidelines for this MSE ...

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MSE in Geography & Environmental Engineering

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The MSE. degree is open to students with an ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering degree or demonstrated equivalent. The MSEdegree is typically a 9-month program based on coursework alone. However, MSEstudents may ...

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Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Graduate Program

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

The Natural Resources and Environmental Graduate Program is primarily concerned with "People and The Environment". The NRES Graduate Program houses four degrees: PhD NRES, MA NRES, MSc NRES, and the ...

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One Planet MBA

  • University of Exeter (Devon)

Business is being challenged by global economic, social, environmental and technological disruptors which are impacting on the role of business in our societies and the expectations placed onto aspiring leaders ...

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Online Master of Sustainable Transportation

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Master of Sustainable Transportation program (MST) explores sustainable transportation planning, policy and analysis and examines the growing concern for transportation's environmental, social, energy and economic impact on our ...

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Online MS in Renewable & Clean Energy

  • University of Dayton (OH)

University of Dayton's Graduate Renewable & Clean Energy Program enables students to develop energy-reducing design techniques, renewable energy and manufacturing systems, and better forms of solar energy, fuel cells ...

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Organic Agriculture (MSc)

  • Wageningen University

The Organic Agriculture programme has been designed to train students in multiple aspects of organic agriculture and the associated processing and marketing chain. An important goal is to prepare the ...

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Professional Science Master in Environmental Management & Sustainability

  • St. Edward's University (TX)

The Professional Science Master's (PSM) in Environmental Management and Sustainability at St. Edward's prepares you to tackle ecological issues through the combined disciplines of environmental science and project ...

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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.