How does the MSL compare to the EMSL?

MSL vs EMSL

What is the difference between the Master of Sustainability Leadership and the Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership at ASU?

Master of Sustainability Leadership (MSL)
Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership (EMSL)
Class size/configuration50+ Students
non-cohort-based
20-30 Students
cohort-based
Program durationFlexible (12 months to
2 years)
12 Months
Start datesMultiple
(fall and spring)
Annually
(each fall)
Credits30 Credits30 Credits
Course modalityOnlineOnline and one in-person session in Washington D.C.
Faculty interactionWithin MSL coursesWithin EMSL courses and personalized coaching
Capstone ProjectGroupIndividual
Student profile3+ years work experience in any fieldMid-career professional with 5+ years work experience in any field
Approximate program cost*$22K-$27K
(includes student fees)**
$27K-$32K
(includes student fees and lodging for Immersive)*


* EMSL tuition is based on residency status. Tuition and fees cover all program costs with the exception of an admissions application, books (estimated to cost $500-$600 in total for core courses), student ID card, any equipment needed to access the online learning modules, airfare for in-person workshop session, graduation application and convocation regalia. Lodging for the Washington D.C. Immersive is covered by tuition and fees. Additionally, some meals are covered during the in-person workshop sessions. Tuition and fees associated with elective courses may vary.

** MSL tuition is based on residency status. MSL tuition does not include the cost of an admissions application, student ID card, any equipment needed to access the online learning modules, convocation regalia, graduation application and books (estimated to cost $500-$600 in total for all core courses). Tuition and fees associated with elective courses may vary.