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Sustainable Design

University of Florida

18 months
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30134 USD/year
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12740 USD/year
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About

The three-semester, Masters of Science in Sustainable Design (MSD) leads to a University of Florida master's degree in the specialized field of sustainable design. 

Overview

Open to applicants with a bachelor's degree in any field, it is an excellent opportunity for enhancing your educational background, professional qualifications or teaching credentials through individualized, in-depth and interdisciplinary research in specific areas under the guidance of faculty specialists.

The Sustainable Design program at University of Florida draws upon the diverse strengths of the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) in architecture, building construction, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. The program includes a minimum of 36 credits of course work, with eight credits applied toward a Thesis or Masters Research Project (MRP)

Why Choose a Low Residency-Distance Learning Program?

The Low Residency-Distance Learning format is ideal for students who have work or personal obligations that make relocating for further education impractical. Combining interactive online tools with intensive face-to-face workshops allows you to interact with students and instructors from around the globe. You have the added confidence that many studies in the last ten years have demonstrated that there is no significant difference in the learning outcomes experienced by students in a traditional classroom versus those in a distance-learning context. In fact a 12 year study by the on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.

In addition, the asynchronous on-line content delivery (an open, flexible delivery) adapts to the challenges of your schedule. The MSD program is one of the few degrees in its class that blends online learning with a face-to-face interaction program between students and faculty. The cohort gathers in the fall and summer semesters at our Gainesville campus and at an international location for workshops in the spring semester built around the design studio project.

When you enroll in the MSD program, you have the same rights and privileges as any other UF graduate student such as access to our excellent digital library database, and academic advising.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Design Problem Solving
  • Electives in Sustainable Design
  • Introduction to Sustainability Research
  • Design Studio in Sustainability
  • Ecological Issues in Sustainability
  • Research Project Proposal Development
  • Capstone Research Project
  • Electives in Sustainable Design
  • Cases of Sustainability in Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or a four-year international equivalent.
  • Professional work experience-defined broadly-that can serve as a foundation for the field of sustainability. Some design experience or training is useful but not required as this is an interdisciplinary program.
  • A statement of purpose for enrolling in the program (approximately 2 pages double spaced).
  • Three letters of recommendation from people qualified to assess your academic performance or professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30134 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    30134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30134 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12740 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.

Funding

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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