Sustainability

Serving students across a broad range of interests, including both the natural and social sciences, the M.S. in Sustainability trains future leaders to work in the area of sustainability within a variety of fields and industries, with a focus on just and equitable solutions.

 

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M.S. in Sustainability

As communities and organizations of all sizes and types recognize the importance of prioritizing sustainability planning and initiatives, the demand for a workforce with graduate level training in this field continues to increase. As a student in the M.S. in Sustainability program, you’ll develop knowledge and skills essential to create and support socio-ecological systems that address the needs of the present while ensuring that future generations can flourish. The program emphasizes equitable sustainability solutions and problem solving, allowing you to enhance and apply your knowledge of natural and built systems to support just and sustainable communities.

Offered through the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, the M.S. in Sustainability is designed to be completed on a full-time basis in 12 months, although students may also complete the program part-time. With its flexible, interdisciplinary structure, the program gives students the opportunity to connect sustainability studies to their interest in other fields.

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Application Deadline

Fall: January 15

Application Requirements

>Application fee
>Resume/CV
>Personal statement
>Official GRE required
>Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
>Transcripts
>Three letters of recommendation

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Faculty

Mary E. Davis
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Florida
Environmental health and economics
Barbara M. Parmenter
Lecturer, Student Affairs Coordinator, and Certificate Program Advisor
Ph.D. , University of Texas at Austin
Geographic Information systems
Julian Agyeman
Professor
Ph.D. , University of London
Sustainability policy and planning, environmental and food justice, intercultural cities
Rachel Bratt
Professor Emerita
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Housing and community development
Christine Cousineau
Lecturer
MArch AS, MCP , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Urban planning and design, green urban design, retrofitting suburbs, community engagement
Laurie Goldman
Lecturer
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Social welfare and housing policy, policy implementation, public and nonprofit management
Justin Hollander
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Rutgers University
Land use planning, urban design, shrinking cities, big data analytics
Fran Jacobs
Professor Emerita
Ed.D. , Harvard University
Child and family policy, program evaluation
James Jennings
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. , Columbia University
Urban and neighborhood politics, social welfare, community development
Sheldon Krimsky
Professor
Ph.D. , Boston University
Environmental policy and ethics
Penn Loh
Lecturer and Director of the M.P.P. Program and Community Practice
M.S. , University of California, Berkeley
Environmental justice, solidarity and new economy, community organizing
Liat Racin, Lecturer in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University
Liat Racin
Lecturer
Ph.D. , King's College, London
Social geographer and urbanist with particular interests in social policy, ecology, public spaces, and justice
Ann Rappaport
Lecturer
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Environmental management and policy
Portrait of Shomon Shamsuddin.
Shomon Shamsuddin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Housing policy, education, and community development
Portrait of Sumeeta Srinivasan.
Sumeeta Srinivasan
Lecturer
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Intersection of sustainable development and spatial inequities of access
Jon Witten
Lecturer
J.D. , Suffolk University
Land use planning, local government law, natural resources policy

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the department’s graduate program director, Barbara Parmenter.

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