OverviewKey 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.
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.
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Including the admission courses, you’ll complete the following courses to earn the degree:
- Critical Analysis of Environmental Systems
- Environmental Management
- Three knowledge-set courses
- Three skill-set courses
- One Crafting the Thesis Proposal course on the Harvard campus
- A master’s thesis
- Three capstone electives
- One capstone course on the Harvard campus
Many courses can be taken online, but you are required to come to Cambridge for at least one course—either the thesis proposal course or capstone course—which gives you access to faculty, campus resources and the academic community.
You may complete the thesis proposal course either in our three-week January term or three-week summer term. You may complete the capstone through the three-week summer term or four intensive Saturdays during our fall or spring semesters.
- 12 months
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DisciplinesSustainable Development Sustainable Energy View 44 other Masters in Sustainable Energy in United States
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
International35000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
National35000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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.