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158 Master of Science Programs in Sustainability Studies

The Master of Science in Sustainability Studies is a degree that is increasingly relevant today due to population growth and growing awareness of the resulting environmental impact. People who care about finding growth and development solutions that benefit the planet will enjoy studying this field and pursuing careers in it.   What is an MSc in Sustainability Studies? A degree in this f… Read more

The Master of Science in Sustainability Studies is a degree that is increasingly relevant today due to population growth and growing awareness of the resulting environmental impact. People who care about finding growth and development solutions that benefit the planet will enjoy studying this field and pursuing careers in it.  

What is an MSc in Sustainability Studies? A degree in this field helps students understand the theory behind sustainable practices, current challenges in this area, and potential means of solving those issues. Most degree programs combine topics from the natural sciences, such as climatology, biology, and ecology, and topics from the social sciences. Coursework might explore ways to use energy more sustainably, help developing countries grow in an environmentally responsible manner, or shape policies that the public will actually follow.

Sustainable practices are a growing source of concern for many potential employers, including companies, government agencies, and non-profits. People who have earned a Master of Science in this discipline enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities and rewarding careers doing work to make the world a better place.

The cost of pursuing the MSc in Sustainability Studies depends on several factors. The institution, the location, and even the program duration can all affect tuition, fees, and other expenses. Potential students should compare the true cost of several programs before making a final decision.

People who have earned an MSc in Sustainability Studies may pursue various careers. These professionals may become environmental consultants or hold specialized positions within companies, such as environmental executives. Individuals with science backgrounds may pursue work as researchers, environmental scientists, or conservation scientists. People with legal or financial backgrounds may pursue work as auditors or compliance directors.

MScs in a subject related to sustainability are offered at numerous educational institutions, including institutions with online degree programs. Online degrees can be one of the more economical and convenient options for people pursuing higher education. If you are ready to learn more about completing an online Master of Science in this growing field, 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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Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Rotterdam, Netherlands +1 More

Smart and resilient cities are essential in tackling the growing threat of climate instability. This learning track focuses on different analytical and practical approaches to ... +

Smart and resilient cities are essential in tackling the growing threat of climate instability. This learning track focuses on different analytical and practical approaches to foster resilience and environmental sustainability in urban areas worldwide while covering the most recent trends, developments, and tools related to urban environment, sustainability and climate change. Key topics include the impact nature-based solutions, climate mitigation, and adaptation, sectoral approaches related to energy, water and transport, and urban form have on urban resilience. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2021
15 Apr 2021
Campus
 
ESSCA School of Management
Paris, France

This program has been designed to equip you with the expertise to succeed in the face of new and emerging challenges. Through its transdisciplinary approach, you’ll develop ke ... +

This program has been designed to equip you with the expertise to succeed in the face of new and emerging challenges. Through its transdisciplinary approach, you’ll develop key leadership skills and a deep understanding of how a sustainable approach to business can offer new opportunities for organizations. The unique international nature of this MSc will also inspire you to take a global perspective on sustainability and what it actually means in business practice across a range of cultures. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2021
05 Jul 2021
Campus
 
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

The Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate will prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the imposing challenges posed by climate chan ... +

The Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate will prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the imposing challenges posed by climate change for human institutions and ecosystems and the potentially transformative role of sustainable energy systems. Students develop a firm grasp of climate change science and the potential impacts of climate change in this century and beyond. -
MSc
Part-time
English
Online
 

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Kogod School of Business, American University
Washington, USA

If you've got a passion for sustainability and a desire to affect change, Kogod's Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program is for you. The MSSM trains you ... +

If you've got a passion for sustainability and a desire to affect change, Kogod's Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program is for you. The MSSM trains you as an innovator and an implementer, offering a business-based curriculum integrated with social science, public policy, and international issues. This is a STEM-designated program. Graduates are equipped to analyze organizational problems in their environmental context and produce economic, ecological, and socially responsible solutions. Recent graduates of the program have found employment across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
23 Aug 2021
15 Mar 2021
Campus
 
New College of the Humanities
London, United Kingdom

MSc Digital Politics & Sustainable Development responds directly to processes afoot of power shifts and power diffusion in international relations (IR). These processes ar ... +

MSc Digital Politics & Sustainable Development responds directly to processes afoot of power shifts and power diffusion in international relations (IR). These processes are fundamentally changing the organisational structure of IR. This programme responds to questions of agency, action and accountability of governance networks by deploying systems-based approaches. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
20 Sep 2021
Campus
 
SDS - The Sustainable Design School
Nice, France

Creating radically new businesses and jobs that make a profit with purpose whilst addressing economic, environmental and societal challenges requires two key skills: creativit ... +

Creating radically new businesses and jobs that make a profit with purpose whilst addressing economic, environmental and societal challenges requires two key skills: creativity and business acumen. Developing these two skills is the role of the MSc Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Design. -
MSc MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
UniLaSalle
Rennes, France

A 16 month Master program to develop sustainable strategies. The program aims at educating students capable of identifying the threats of risks as well as the opportunities re ... +

A 16 month Master program to develop sustainable strategies. The program aims at educating students capable of identifying the threats of risks as well as the opportunities related to activities at a global level; able to maximize and monitor the development of eco-friendly products and services, so as to create sustainable value for their organization. -
MSc
Full-time
16 months
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning is the best Planning master in the Netherlands, according to the yearly Elsevier magazine survey. During the program, you ... +

The MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning is the best Planning master in the Netherlands, according to the yearly Elsevier magazine survey. During the program, you are going to compare international theory and practice, study urban areas and issues of infrastructure, environment, and water, while involving thinking (policy strategies) and doing (practical work on projects and plans). Our program is linked to international (e.g., AESOP) and national (e.g., Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment) institutes and Groningen offers a wide range of English-language course options and facilities. -
MSc
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 
University of Groningen - Campus Fryslan
Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship. The global ec ... +

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship. The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards a sustainable society in which the interests of people, planet, and profits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassical industrial economic systems. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

The community at the University of Helsinki works together towards making the world a better place. We link research and education closely together to provide students with to ... +

The community at the University of Helsinki works together towards making the world a better place. We link research and education closely together to provide students with topical, high-level and distinguished Master’s programs. By studying in the Master’s Programme in Agricultural, Environmental, and Resource Economics (AGERE), you qualify as an expert with a set of skills needed to address tomorrow’s questions already today. Which question will you solve? -
MSc
Full-time
2 weeks
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Sussex Online
London, United Kingdom

Ranked first in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019), the University of Sussex is recognised as one of the world's leading universi ... +

Ranked first in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019), the University of Sussex is recognised as one of the world's leading universities for research into sustainability and innovation. Bringing together expertise from three of the universities most proficient research units, the Science Policy Research Unit, School of Global Studies and Institute of Development Studies, this distinctive course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sustainability. -
MSc
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Online
 
Luleå University of Technology
Luleå, Sweden

This two-year master program in resources engineering is unique in Europe and provides the students with cutting edge knowledge in georesources engineering, geometallurgy, and ... +

This two-year master program in resources engineering is unique in Europe and provides the students with cutting edge knowledge in georesources engineering, geometallurgy, and processing of primary mineral ore resources and secondary resources from metal recycling. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
30 Aug 2021
Campus
 
The New School

The New School is at the forefront of addressing global environmental issues, thanks to Milano's Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) program. This progra ... +

The New School is at the forefront of addressing global environmental issues, thanks to Milano's Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) program. This program is designed to turn students' passion for environmental change and sustainability into careers with impact. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Bolzano, Italy

This double degree program focuses on sustainable landscape development as well as ecosystem and land-use management in mountain areas.

This double degree program focuses on sustainable landscape development as well as ecosystem and land-use management in mountain areas. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
28 Apr 2021
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands

In the Governance of Sustainability programme, you will be educated to be a future 'broker' or 'change maker' to improve the quality of governance solutions to major sustainab ... +

In the Governance of Sustainability programme, you will be educated to be a future 'broker' or 'change maker' to improve the quality of governance solutions to major sustainability challenges. -
MSc
Full-time
24 months
English
Campus
 

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