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37 MA Programs in Sustainability Studies

Attaining a master’s degree is a goal for many people. More in-depth coursework is offered than in undergraduate programs. Pursuing this degree can help individuals acquire greater knowledge and the skills necessary for more lucrative careers and increased levels of responsibility. What is an MA in Sustainability Studies? Master’s in sustainability programs are often interdisciplinary.… Read more

Attaining a master’s degree is a goal for many people. More in-depth coursework is offered than in undergraduate programs. Pursuing this degree can help individuals acquire greater knowledge and the skills necessary for more lucrative careers and increased levels of responsibility.

What is an MA in Sustainability Studies? Master’s in sustainability programs are often interdisciplinary. Depending on their interests, students can choose to focus on different areas of concentration. Some programs are geared toward humanities, social sciences and planning, and may be particularly appropriate for individuals interested in research or academia. Others are better suited for students who want to better understand sustainability as it relates to economics, natural sciences and engineering.

There are a number of reasons people choose to pursue master’s degrees in a sustainability subject. One is that it is an emerging field. Students who obtain this degree may have an increased number of job opportunities and careers options. Pursuing an MA in studies about sustainability can also teach important problem solving and critical thinking skills that are easily transferrable to many types of jobs.

The cost of obtaining an MA in Sustainability varies by institution, location and duration of program. There are numerous options and it is highly advisable prospective students verify all expenses and fees before committing to a school. Speaking with an admissions officer is often the best way to do so.

Graduates may find themselves in high demand. Both public and private sector firms pursue individuals with this degree. Regulatory and governmental agencies are two potential employers, as are energy, transportation, real estate development and construction companies. Large corporations in all types of industries including automotive, technology, retail and agriculture can have divisions tasked with establishing and enforcing sustainable practices.

There are many schools worldwide that offer this degree. Using our comprehensive database can help you narrow down the suitable options. Students with limited flexibility may want to research online courses as well. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

Do you want to create what the world really needs? With the Master in Social Design, you can become a designer for eco-social change and learn to develop innovative design ide ... +

Do you want to create what the world really needs? With the Master in Social Design, you can become a designer for eco-social change and learn to develop innovative design ideas for the social challenges of our time. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

This online master’s programme has been designed to include a wider strategic, financial, and operational context of managing people, and gives the knowledge needed to thrive ... +

This online master’s programme has been designed to include a wider strategic, financial, and operational context of managing people, and gives the knowledge needed to thrive as a modern-day global HR practitioner. It is suitable for those at the start of their HR career, or those who have been working in the field and are looking to progress to the next level. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 60 months
English
Jul 2021
Online
 
Fresenius University of Applied Sciences
Cologne, Germany +3 More

New global markets are emerging, the demand for Fairtrade products is increasing, resource efficiency is becoming a competitive advantage with increasingly scarce products, co ... +

New global markets are emerging, the demand for Fairtrade products is increasing, resource efficiency is becoming a competitive advantage with increasingly scarce products, consumers are demanding more transparency in the production of goods, employees expect more from their managers, digitization is changing the world of work and consumption. Would you like to take on responsibility, actively shape this change and learn to develop and successfully implement sustainable business models and marketing strategies for future markets? Then our Master's degree in Sustainable Marketing & Leadership (MA) is just right for you. He is characterized by a specialization in the areas of marketing, sustainability and leadership with a high proportion of practical experience. In doing so, he meets the requirements placed on modern management and optimally prepares you for management positions in companies that operate sustainably. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
German
Oct 2021
Campus
 

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Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

The Sustainability Studies is an interdisciplinary program which aims at fostering students’ understanding, appreciation, and thoughtful problem-solving skills regarding the r ... +

The Sustainability Studies is an interdisciplinary program which aims at fostering students’ understanding, appreciation, and thoughtful problem-solving skills regarding the relationship and interactions between human society and the environment. The studies will provide the interdisciplinary background that is needed to understand many of the complex challenges facing our world and will equip students with the skills needed to develop solutions to these problems. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu, USA

Want to make a difference in the world? HPU’s Master of Arts in Sustainability (MASUST) program will open your world to unimagined opportunities. This program is a great fit f ... +

Want to make a difference in the world? HPU’s Master of Arts in Sustainability (MASUST) program will open your world to unimagined opportunities. This program is a great fit for working professionals who want to expand their knowledge in the world of sustainability. You will learn to simultaneously search for the underlying causes of global environmental, economic, and social problems while also learning to design and lead initiatives that produce sustainable outcomes for the current and future generations. Now is the time to become a key player in making the world around one for future generations! -
MA
Full-time
21 months
English
23 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Berlin, Germany

The Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) aims to give students a broad overview of responsible management within the business context, specifically focusing on theor ... +

The Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) aims to give students a broad overview of responsible management within the business context, specifically focusing on theoretical debates within the discipline, business ethics, sustainability and strategic management. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
English
Oct 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management - Sustainable World Academy
Frankfurt, Germany

Boost your career with an international degree in leadership. The Master of Leadership in Sustainable Finance online program is designed for (emerging) leaders who are passion ... +

Boost your career with an international degree in leadership. The Master of Leadership in Sustainable Finance online program is designed for (emerging) leaders who are passionate about finance and the role finance plays as a catalyst for sustainable economic development and equitable and environmentally conscientious growth in economies worldwide – in other words, how to finance and manage a better future for all. Additional value-adding on-site modules possible -
MA
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
01 Sep 2021
31 Jul 2021
Online
 
Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Campbellsville University's online Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader program prepare ... +

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Campbellsville University's online Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader program prepares working teachers to become leaders in the education community. Through a curriculum strongly focused on Christian principles and ethical practices, teachers gain the technical skills they need for leadership success. -
MA
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master ... +

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses, and humanitarian crises. -
MA MA
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, USA

Lehigh University's Environmental Policy program is structured to give students significant flexibility in their coursework, the opportunity to receive additional certificatio ... +

Lehigh University's Environmental Policy program is structured to give students significant flexibility in their coursework, the opportunity to receive additional certification in five subject areas, and the ability to complement classroom learning with more in-depth research (by completing a thesis) or practical experience (through on- and off-campus internships). -
MA
Full-time
18 months
English
Aug 2022
01 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

Discover the educational potentials of leaving the classroom and exploring the surroundings.

Discover the educational potentials of leaving the classroom and exploring the surroundings. -
MA
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
AMD Akademie Mode & Design
Berlin, Germany

Developing sustainable design strategies and management approaches in the creative industries – the Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries Master's program seeks to ... +

Developing sustainable design strategies and management approaches in the creative industries – the Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries Master's program seeks to educate “change agents” who can make widespread changes in the creative industries with an integrated, sustainability-oriented approach. -
MA
Full-time
3 semesters
English, German
Campus
 
Aalto University
Espoo, Finland

Students learn to combine knowledge and skills from different disciplines to co-create innovative solutions for real-life challenges and to promote transformations towards eco ... +

Students learn to combine knowledge and skills from different disciplines to co-create innovative solutions for real-life challenges and to promote transformations towards ecologically, economically and socially sustainable futures. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Royal Roads University
Victoria, Canada

This dynamic two-year interdisciplinary degree is dedicated to educating both existing and aspiring disaster and emergency management professionals. In this program, you will ... +

This dynamic two-year interdisciplinary degree is dedicated to educating both existing and aspiring disaster and emergency management professionals. In this program, you will learn how to support communities at risk and how to increase their resilience to the variety of hazards they may face, both now and in the future -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
15 Nov 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University for Peace
Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

The Sustainable Natural Resource Management specialization is designed for those intending to engage in on the ground or community-oriented work in natural resource management ... +

The Sustainable Natural Resource Management specialization is designed for those intending to engage in on the ground or community-oriented work in natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, or sustainable development. It emphasizes the enhancement of biodiversity for global life support systems and mitigation of conflicts that arise from development initiatives, natural resource disputes, and environmental degradation. -
MA
Full-time
11 months
English
23 Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online