M.Sc. On Campus

Global Sustainability Science

Arizona State University

24 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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If you want to explore sustainability through a multicultural lens, this Global Sustainability Science MSc program offered at Arizona State University provides a unique opportunity to study with international counterparts in Germany.


Students from both universities collaborate throughout the program and spend one semester together at Leuphana in Luneburg as well as one semester together at ASU in Tempe, Arizona. The Global Sustainability Science MSc program offered at Arizona State University culminates with a capstone project resulting in a publishable scientific journal article. Students have the opportunity to engage with sustainability problems and solutions in an international setting.

The program focuses on value-oriented and transformational aspects of sustainability, linking research with practical implementation of sustainability solutions. Project-based learning offers students opportunities to conduct their research on real-world sustainability solutions in collaboration with stakeholders and professionals. In addition, the program facilitates intercultural collaboration, which prepares graduates for working in internationally operating institutions and organizations.

Career Opportunities

Completing a master's degree in global sustainability science can help graduates apply sustainable solutions in a diverse workforce both domestic and internationally. Graduates of the program often enter doctoral studies immediately after completing the program. Career opportunities include:

  • entrepreneur
  • field director
  • program manager
  • sustainability analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Sustainability 
  • Advanced Sustainability Problem Solving 
  • Social-Ecological-Technical Systems (SETS): Domains and Interfaces 
  • Global Sustainability Research Preparation 
  • Global Sustainability Research Project 
  • Global Sustainability Science Perspectives Seminar 
  • Synthesis for Sustainability Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


41 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Global Futures.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • three letters of recommendation
  • letter of intent or written statement
  • professional resume
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 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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