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Master of Science in Global Sustainability Science (MS-GSS)

Application deadline: December 15th, 2017

Students in this two-year consecutive degree program earn an MS in Global Sustainability Science from Arizona State University and an MSc in Global Sustainability Science from Leuphana University of Lüneburg in Germany. Students from both universities collaborate throughout the program to develop the theoretical, methodological, and professional skills necessary to conduct solution-oriented research in sustainability science. Learn More Today!

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.

The School offers both undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees in sustainability at the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses, as well as through ASU Online.


Sustainability news

Linked food systems affect global governance

Linked food systems affect global governance

School of Sustainability Associate Professor Hallie Eakin is the lead author of a new article in the Ecology and Society journal. The article, titled "Transforming governance in telecoupled food systems," uses case studies to analyze how the linking of food systems around the world affects their governance and the actors within them. The authors conclude that telecoupling has the...

Student Makes Huge Impact with Wine and Butterflies during Undergraduate Internship

Student Makes Huge Impact with Wine and Butterflies during Undergraduate Internship

Christine Carmazzi, an undergraduate student pursuing her Bachelor’s in the international development track, was able to obtain the highly sought after Sustainability and Harvest internship at the Patton Valley Vineyard. Although Christine believes the most important part of her internship was that she built a monarch butterfly sanctuary, she admits that she feels particularly lucky to...

British diplomat examines US stance on climate change

British diplomat examines US stance on climate change

On the heels of the One Planet summit, Distinguished Sustainability Fellow Sir Crispin Tickell tells ASU Now that political leadership and clear communication of consequences are key ingredients in the remedy to climate change denial in the United States. 

What is sustainability?

Sustainability is improving human well-being and ensuring social equity for present and future generations while safeguarding the planet’s life-supporting ecosystems. -Dean of School of Sustainability, Chris Boone

Learn more about sustainability and how a green degree can impact your career and your world.