24 months
1399 USD/credit 23083 USD/year
1399 USD/credit 23083 USD/year
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The Sustainable Design program at Thomas Jefferson University was developed by a group of the country’s top sustainable designers and experienced sustainability professors. 


The result is an award-winning trans-disciplinary, collaborative design Sustainable Design program at Thomas Jefferson University. 

Students build problem-solving skills to develop market-driven solutions to become leaders in sustainable design to better serve society.

Key Features 

  • With flexible options, you can earn their certificates in Sustainability Leadership, Design of Living Buildings, Resilient Communities or Green Building Operations; or take the entire MS in Sustainable Design degree. 
  • Classes are offered on campus in East Falls, online or a hybrid of both.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Principles and Methods for Sustainable Design
  • Adaptive Design
  • Sustainable Systems
  • Green Materials and life-Cycle Assessment
  • Ecological Design Studio
  • Landscape Ecology Seminar 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. 
  • Personal Statement: Submit a statement of purpose outlining your interest in the program, how the course of study relates to your desired career path, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Submit two letters of reference that provide insight into your academic competence. References from college or university faculty members are recommended. You may request recommendations through your MyJefferson account.
  • Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.
  • Portfolio: A portfolio is recommended but not required for students applying for the MS in Sustainable Design program. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23083 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1399 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23083 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1399 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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