• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


In recent decades, economic disparity and environmental destruction have become ever more pronounced. Learn how current economic systems, policy structures, and beliefs have led to today’s growing inequality, poverty, and unsustainable use of natural resources. Discover and be inspired by innovative and regenerative solutions being developed all over the world. Through this unique program, you will acquire the skills to create real change that can help societies, communities, and ecologies thrive.


Students in this program go on to work in the field in a variety of areas including study abroad offices, NGOs, nonprofits, and government agencies. Find out some of the career paths that may be open to you.

Graduates from this degree can expect to find employment in the fields of:

  • Community capacity building
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environmental resource management and advocacy
  • Food security

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Theory and Practice of Social Change 
  • Human Flourishing in the Anthropocene: From Development to Regeneration 
  • Foundations in Regenerative Leadership 
  • Economics for Sustainable Development and Regeneration 
  • Regenerative Design 
  • Learning in Place: Land and Ecology
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Priority deadline is January 31, 2019, and rolling thereafter
    • I-20 Deadline for Student Visas is March 30
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MA in Sustainable Development program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • US bachelor's degree or an equivalent that demonstrates academic ability
  • Demonstrated English language ability
  • Intercultural and professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use experience as a source of learning

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Brattleboro

  • 1040 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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