Master of Arts Degree in Sustainability Studies in USA

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Sustainability Studies

A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

Pursuing a degree in sustainability is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, although there are many tough issues and debates that arise out of this topic. The understanding of sustainability’s importance to the health of the globe and the community is a relatively new discussion among scientists and leaders.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Master of Arts Degree in Sustainability Studies in USA

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Master of Fine Arts in Environmental Design

Art Center College of Design
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Pasadena Santa Barbara + 1 more

Art Center’s Graduate Environmental Design program addresses the relationships between body, materials, space, and emotion. Our focus goes beyond style, considering the links between the psychological, physical, emotional and sensory effects of quality design. [+]

Master of Fine Arts in Environmental DesignArt Center’s Graduate Environmental Design program addresses the relationships between body, materials, space, and emotion. Our focus goes beyond style, considering the links between the psychological, physical, emotional and sensory effects of quality design.We design experience—from the first moment of encounter to the last moment of interaction. Our approach dictates that we work in a multi-disciplinary way, and most often we are the ones generating the creative guidelines by which the total experience is explored. We define ourselves as opportunity seekers in the creative process.Tracks in Spatial Experience and Furniture and Fixtures enable students to specialize and obtain advanced knowledge of theory and practice. Our focus points towards hospitality, retail, office, exhibition and event design.The goal of our program is to educate designers to position themselves as author-based design leaders. Our graduates are designers capable of advancing the discipline and the craft of environmental design. Our program concentrates on extensive conceptual rigor crossed with business practices with a focus on theoretical thinking, technical innovation, manufacturing, fabrication and project execution.Art Center’s history of industry partners and internationally acclaimed alumni and faculty create a vibrant environment in which to investigate the future of spatial, furniture, lighting and fixture design.Our students create opportunity, innovation, and development within our discipline. Scenography enhances our students’ ability to make a meaningful connection in all that they design.Art Center is now accepting applications for students entering the Graduate Environmental Design program in the 2012 Fall Term.... [-]


Master of Arts in Sustainable Development (Online with Brief Residencies in Vermont and Abroad)

SIT Graduate Institute
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Brattleboro Washington + 1 more

In recent decades, economic disparity and environmental destruction have become ever more pronounced. Discover how current systems have led to today’s growing inequality, poverty, and unsustainable use of natural resources and develop the skills to create change in a variety of arenas. [+]

Overview

In recent decades, economic disparity and environmental destruction have become ever more pronounced. Discover how current systems have led to today’s growing inequality, poverty, and unsustainable use of natural resources and develop the skills to create change in a variety of arenas.

What you’ll learn

Lasting change requires buy-in from all interested parties. Learn the tools of participatory inquiry and design to develop collaborative solutions that benefit multiple stakeholders.

Identify gaps in current sustainable development policy and how innovative eco-social design can be applied in these areas.

Get a global, comparative perspective on sustainable development and regeneration across different geographical, ecological, socioeconomic, cultural, and political contexts.... [-]


Master of Arts in Climate Change and Global Sustainability

SIT Graduate Institute
Campus 1 year August 2019 USA Brattleboro Washington

In this one-of-a-kind degree program, you’ll travel the globe as you examine the impacts of climate change and innovations and policies to combat them. [+]

Overview

In this one-of-a-kind degree program, you’ll travel the globe as you examine the impacts of climate change and innovations and policies to combat them. You’ll examine current global environmental governance and consider opportunities for effective climate action in a rapidly changing world.

Starting in Iceland, you’ll be introduced to climate science, assessment methods, and energy and climate policy. You’ll see Iceland’s energy alternatives to fossil fuels as well as its methods for reducing carbon dioxide output. You’ll also discover Iceland’s core policies of environmental governance and changing geopolitical role as a leader in energy innovation within the European Union.... [-]


Master of Arts in Social Innovation

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA San Diego

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses and humanitarian crises. [+]

Now Accepting Applications

Spotting the need for change isn't hard and it is possible to make a difference; all you need is a passion for social change and the skills necessary to put your ideas into action. Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses and humanitarian crises.

No other master's degree brings together the unique skills and expertise gained at a peace school in collaboration with leadership, humanities, science, and business. ... [-]