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M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainability

Arizona State University

12 months
Duration
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
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About

The Sustainability MSc program from Arizona State University is a research-oriented degree that culminates with either a thesis or a capstone in the form of a publishable, scientific paper.

Overview

Although all sustainability graduate programs emphasize the integration of a broad range of expertise in student training, the MS (vs. the MA) is best suited to students inclined toward natural sciences, economics, engineering 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 Sustainability MSc program from Arizona State University (vs. the MSUS) is geared towards students interested in a career in research or academia.

Learning outcomes

MS graduates will be able to think in a holistic way about different types of sustainability problems using a dynamic systems framework. They will have the technical skills to formulate and solve problems at the appropriate scale, and the breadth of vision to recognize the interconnectedness of coupled social and environmental systems. They will also be able to produce policy-relevant results. In addition to the common learning outcomes, MS students will have:

  • an understanding of the need for an interdisciplinary approach to solving sustainability challenges
  • the ability to communicate their work to professionals in other disciplines, policymakers and the general public
  • the breadth of vision to recognize the interconnectedness of social, economic, environmental and technical systems
  • the critical thinking skills to approach sustainability challenges from a systems perspective
  • the skills needed to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams
  • the technical skills to formulate and solve problems at the appropriate scale

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Sustainability
  • Research Design and Methods for Sustainability
  • Social-Ecological-Technical Systems: Domains and Interfaces
  • SOS Community of Graduate Student Scholars
  • Proposal Writing
  • Synthesis for Sustainability Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

35 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.25
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Global Futures.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • statement of intent
  • GRE scores
  • three letters of recommendation
  • resume or curriculum vitae
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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