30 months
38106 USD/year
38106 USD/year
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Redirecting social and economic systems to be more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable presents enormous opportunities and challenges that are too big for the private or public sector alone. The Dual MBA/MPA Degree in Sustainable Solutions from Presidio Graduate School offers a unique education that incorporates sustainability and equity into every course.


The Presidio Graduate School MBA/MPA Dual Degree in Sustainable Solutions offers significant breadth and depth to your study of the public and private sectors by building your education around the most critical issues in the modern world.

The program’s curriculum builds on the need for multi-sector problem-solving by engaging crisis points as an opportunity to design and impact interventions that can help shift and reimagine our systems to become more effective, equitable, and sustainable. Throughout your coursework, we will challenge you to apply a systems-thinking lens to discover how you might build and maintain a lasting, intentional social and environmental impact.


In the Presidio Graduate School Dual Degree in Sustainable Solutions program, students will earn two master’s degrees: an MBA in Sustainable Solutions and an MPA in Social Justice and Sustainability. Students have the flexibility to travel to San Francisco to participate in-person, or, may opt to participate remotely.

In the first semester, all students will participate in a one-unit course, Professional Skills for a Career with Purpose, designed to support your career goals and prepare you to make the most of your Presidio education. In your final semester, you will complete a Capstone course designed to draw on and integrate material from both degree programs into a culminating final project. The Dual Degree in Sustainable Solutions can be completed in two and a half years full-time or four and a half years if enrolled part-time.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics for Sustainability 
  • Systems, Sustainability, and Social Justice 
  • Multisector Strategic Partnerships and Financial Solutions 
  • Climate and ESG 
  • Market Failures and the Regulatory Environment 
  • Research Methods and Policy Evaluation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months
  • Part-time
    • 54 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Once a published deadline has passed, applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We strongly recommend that you complete the application process early.


73 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The application for admissions contains these sections:

  • Your profile information and demographics
  • Your academic background
  • Your resume
  • Your personal essay
  • Two letters of recommendation (optional)
  • GRE/GMAT score (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38106 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 95265 USD for the full programme during 30 months.
  • National

    38106 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 95265 USD for the full programme during 30 months.

Living costs for Alameda

1100 - 1600 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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