M.Sc. On Campus

Global Leadership and Sustainable Development

Hawai'i Pacific University

24 months
1125 USD/credit 23625 USD/year
1125 USD/credit 23625 USD/year
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The Global Leadership and Sustainable Development program at the Hawai'i Pacific University states that across the world, there is a growing need for sustainable and resilient solutions to many of the complex problems we face. As the need becomes more and more apparent, the demand for sustainability professionals increases as well.


The Global Leadership and Sustainable Development program at the Hawai'i Pacific University is designed to prepare students to lead change initiatives in a globalizing world in the growing field of sustainability. Students learn to search for the underlying causes of global environmental, economic and social problems and design and lead responses that produce sustainable outcomes for the current and future generations.


Recent MAGLSD graduates enjoy rewarding careers at companies around the world, including:

  • Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources
  • Norwegian National Rail Administration
  • Cincinnati Health Department
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • California Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Pacific Northwest Laborator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Climate Change
  • Sustainable Human Systems
  • Environmental Governance
  • Industrial Ecology and Sustainability
  • Global Markets in Transition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 We recommend applying at least two (2) months prior to the start of the semester: June 1st for Fall entry.


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Individuals wishing to apply to the MAGLSD degree program at HPU are required to submit the following:

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • $55 Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1125 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1125 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 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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