MS in Sustainable Design

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Program Description

The M.S. in Sustainable Design at Thomas Jefferson University was developed by a group of the country’s top sustainable designers and experienced sustainability professors. The result is an award-winning trans-disciplinary, collaborative design program. Students build problem-solving skills to develop market-driven solutions to become leaders in sustainable design to better serve society.

Based on an integrated design education model, the program offers a unique advantage by introducing students early in the design process to experts, design options and real-world constraints. Projects range from high performing sustainable design projects to sustainable initiatives for non-profits and start-ups. Industry partnerships feature prominently, providing networking opportunities and hands-on practice with real-world challenges. A strong integration with the design and sustainability community in Philadelphia provides students and graduates ample opportunities for internships, volunteer positions, and job placement. With flexible scheduling options, students can earn their M.S. in Sustainable Design on-campus, online or a hybrid of both. The program also qualifies as a STEM program which allows international students to apply for a 24-month extension to their Optional Practical Training.

Last updated Oct 2018

About the School

At Jefferson, we improve lives and provide students with exceptional value in 21st-century professional education. Our unparalleled academic programs, spanning a variety of disciplines, are designed t ... Read More

At Jefferson, we improve lives and provide students with exceptional value in 21st-century professional education. Our unparalleled academic programs, spanning a variety of disciplines, are designed to meet the needs of the modern world. Among a vibrant community of scholars, our students gain knowledge, training and critical experience that will set them apart from their peers and prepare them for immense success and impact at every step. Located in the beautiful suburbs of the bustling city of Philadelphia, we offer the best of both worlds. Recently ranked among the Most Innovative in the Region by U.S. News and World Report, we continue to provide an education geared toward the future. Read less