Master of Arts in Sustainability
Arizona State University - School of Sustainability
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The Master of Arts in Sustainability, offered on ASU’s Tempe campus, is a research-oriented degree that culminates with either a thesis or a capstone in the form of a publishable, scientific paper. Although all sustainability graduate programs emphasize the integration of a broad range of expertise in student training, the MA degree (vs. the MS) is best suited to students inclined toward social sciences, humanities, planning or related fields and interested in a career in research or academia.
Students learn how different disciplines view and approach the challenges of sustainability in theory, research and practice. They develop the academic and technical skills as well as the ethical insights that will help them understand, research and provide solutions to complex sustainability challenges at the local, regional, national and global levels. This degree program (vs. MSUS) is geared towards students interested in a career in research or academia.
This traditional master’s program, offered on ASU’s Tempe campus, is best suited to students interested in knowledge generation and designing new ways to address sustainability challenges, and requires a thesis or academic paper as a culminating experience. The MA is geared toward students interested in social sciences, humanities, planning, or related fields.