Sustainable Communities, M.A. | Northern Arizona University | Flagstaff, United States
12 months
26994 USD/year
26994 USD/year
11004 USD/year
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If you're looking to expand your personal and professional perspectives on the complex issues of contemporary society, then consider the Sustainable Communities program of the Northern Arizona University. Among the first of its kind, this degree can help you merge the field of liberal studies with critical issues related to sustainability and community life.


Program Details

You create your own course of study, focusing on your personal, intellectual, ethical, and practical concerns. Through the Sustainable Communities program of the Northern Arizona University, you will take an integrated approach to several areas of study, such as anthropology, business, economics, the performing arts, and many more. Building your expertise in sustainable community practices will prepare you for a wide range of employment opportunities.

The M.A. program in Sustainable Communities (SUS) at NAU integrates many areas of study, including anthropology, the arts, business, humanities, economics, education, environmental science, history, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, women's studies, and technology. Our guiding principles are:

  • Inter-disciplinary inquiry
  • Linking theory and practice
  • Issue-based research
  • Learner-based curriculum
  • Working with community
  • Flexible pedagogy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visions Of Sustainable Communities
  • Elements And Contexts Of Sustainable Communities
  • Social Transformations
  • The Craft Of Inquiry
  • Achieving Sustainable Communities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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36 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs.
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
  • Transcripts.
  • English language proficiency scores.
  • 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement or essay.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26994 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26994 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26994 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26994 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11004 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Flagstaff

1010 - 1500 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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