Graduate Degrees & Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Master of Sustainable Solutions

Concurrent Graduate Degrees and Certificates

Peace Corps Master’s International Program

Complex Adaptive Systems Science Graduate Certificate

U.S. Army – National Guard Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Leadership

Executive Master's for Sustainability Leadership

Choosing a Graduate Degree

Graduate Studies

The Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master’s in Sustainable Solutions, and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in sustainability are flexible, interdisciplinary, problem-oriented. Our graduate programs increase students’ understanding of systems dynamics, cascading effects, and scale. Students will learn to organize collaborative transdisciplinary teams to conduct research and provide adaptive solutions to specific sustainability problems.

The Executive Master's for Sustainability Leadership is a 13-month master's degree program that will teach students organizational leadership skills through the lens of sustainability. It will provide working mid-career professionals with practical, actionable tools to become leaders who can accelerate sustainability throughout their organization.

Academic-degree programs in sustainability not only build on the skills generated by discipline-based study, but make it possible to address the linkages between people in their social, natural, and built environment. Students will work on real-world challenges using various approaches.

Graduates are prepared for admission into strong graduate and professional schools or may assume positions in higher education, industry, consultancy, utilities, regulatory agencies, non-profits, non-governmental organizations, or local, state or federal government.

Common Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Think in a holistic way about sustainability problems.
  • Understand the concepts of sustainability, the issues involved, and the disciplines needed to address real-world problems.
  • Evaluate the role and effectiveness of a broad range of methods of inquiry and analysis.
  • Understand the concepts and methods of different disciplines and the way in which these can address sustainability challenges.
  • Work collaboratively and in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Understand ethical issues related to sustainability.
  • Develop creative, adaptive solutions to sustainability challenges.

More Information

If you have specific questions related to graduate advising, please contact:

Katerina Kinast
Graduate Academic Success Coordinator
School of Sustainability

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Established in 2006, the School of Sustainability’s mission is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners and create innovative modes of scholarship by bringing together leaders, stakeholders, and people from multiple disciplines to develop practical solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges.


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