Sustainability, Master | Online (optional) | Harvard University | Cambridge, United States
12 months
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37200 USD/year
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About

Gain insight into critical environmental factors affecting air, water, climate, and ecosystems. In this master’s degree program, you learn to evaluate and design practices, technologies, and systems that bring sustainable solutions to communities and organizations. The Sustainability degree is offered by Harvard University.

Overview

Key learnng outcomes:

Through the master’s degree program in Sustainability at Harvard University you develop:

  • Gain knowledge of sustainability criteria and benchmarking measures to critically evaluate the health of ecological and human developed systems.
  • Develop an understanding of policies, technologies, and financial models that support sustainable development.
  • Build competency in a variety of quantitative and analytic skill-sets requisite for success as sustainability professionals; and with these skill-sets.
  • Learn to design more sustainable solutions that holistically reduce impacts and increase benefits to society and ecosystems.
Program Overview

The degree includes either nine courses and a thesis or 11 courses and a capstone, with at least one course taken on campus.

  • Get started. You begin the admission process by completing three admission courses from the program curriculum. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
  • Apply to the program. While you are completing your third admission course, you submit your application. We have application periods in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, in the fall, spring, or summer. To fully experience Harvard, you take at least one course on campus as part of your degree. Short, intensive on-campus options are available.
  • Complete your thesis or capstone. If you choose the thesis track, you'll work independently with a thesis director to conduct in-depth research on a topic relevant to your professional plans. You'll emerge with a solid understanding of how scientific research is executed and communicated, producing publishable quality results. In the capstone track, you work in a classroom setting to apply knowledge and skills obtained in the program to design a significant, hands-on, applied research project, or you'll design and execute a real-world consulting project for an industry client in need of an innovative sustainable solution to a pressing business need.

Programme Structure

The Master of Liberal Arts, Sustainability degree field consists of 12 courses (48 credits), with one required on campus. Three-week on-campus options available. You choose either a thesis or capstone track.

12 Graduate Courses

  •  Sustainability and Environmental Management 
  • Proseminar: Critical Analysis of Environmental Systems
  • Three sustainability skill-set courses
  • Three sustainability electives
    • EXPO 42c is an option

Additional Thesis Track Courses

  • One research methods course
  • Thesis proposal course (on campus)
  • Master's Thesis 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

To begin the admission process, complete:

  • Proseminar: Critical Analysis of Environmental Systems
  • To register, you must pass the critical reading and writing skills test or earn a B or higher in the relevant expository writing course.
  • You need to earn the minimum grade of B in a maximum of two registration attempts. The proseminar cannot be more than two years old at the time of application.
  • Environmental Management or Energy and the Environment
  • One knowledge- or skill-set course

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    37200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

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Financing

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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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