M.Sc. On Campus


Lipscomb University

15 months
1091 USD/credit 26184 USD/year
1091 USD/credit 26184 USD/year
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Learn the science of sustainability and help both businesses and people transform careless behaviors into mindful habits. You’ll be equipped with a holistic approach that helps focus on the triple bottom line: people, profit and planet. The Sustainability program is offered by Lipscomb University.


Respond to a changing planet by leading initiatives to implement sustainable practices. Study under academically credentialed and real-world sustainability practitioners at the Sustainability program delivered by Lipscomb University. Gain field experience to see how theories become tangible and how problems become solutions. Grow and network with your cohort to eventually participate in a growing discipline that impacts every sector.

Hone in on almost anything—from the move toward green schools to alternative food systems to renewable energy in construction, sustainability is transdisciplinary and diversely relevant. No matter your academic or professional background, sustainability impacts your future. 

By the time you’re finished, you’ll be equipped with a holistic approach that helps focus on the triple bottom line: people, profit and planet. Add regenerative energy to your community and the world. 

Career Paths

  • Natural Sciences Managers

Natural Sciences Managers both managers and lead scientists. They oversee the efforts of scientists working on sustainability issues. For example, if there are multiple scientists, such as a chemist, atmospheric scientist, and an environmental scientist working on a large project, the science manager will oversee and coordinate the efforts of the other scientists.

  • Engineers

Engineers who work in sustainability devise technical solutions for reducing waste and cutting costs. They also might be responsible for developing methods to increase safety and to reduce the risk of illness and injury for a company's employees.

  • Business Operations Specialist

Business operations specialists is a broad category that includes recycling coordinators and energy auditors. Firms recycle many of the materials used in production and operations, such as excess packaging, office paper, used chemicals, and scrap metal. Energy auditors, also known as energy raters or energy consultants, help prevent energy waste by inspecting buildings to find areas of air leakage and advising customers on how to fix and prevent leaks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Earth Systems 
  • Survey of Conflict Management 
  • Sustainable Enterprise
  • Capstone Project in Sustainability 
  • Sustainable Enterprise
  • Applied Earth Systems and Biomimicry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 It is strongly recommended that international students submit their application at least three months prior to the desired date of entrance


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form - Submit an Online Application and application fee ($50)
  • Official Transcripts: 
  • Reference Forms
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1091 USD per credit during 15 months.
  • National

    26184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1091 USD per credit during 15 months.

Living costs for Memphis

900 - 1400 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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