In the United States and across the globe, there is a growing need for professionals with extensive knowledge of sustainability related concepts. UMass Amherst has recognized this need, and in response has created a dynamic program to prepare students for this growing job market.
The educational goal of the program is to help students understand sustainability as a systems problem, not merely individual elements. It is an accelerated, one-year program that begins with core classes addressing topics including economic, social, environmental and political sustainability.
After the core requirements have been satisfied, students choose an individual concentration to focus on. Concentrations include Water Sustainability, Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Environmental Quality and Sustainable Urban Systems. Two elective courses from an alternate concentration are required to complete the program, in addition to a 4-credit internship in the field.
The first cohort of students are currently enrolled this semester.
For more information, click here:Accelerated MS in Sustainability Science.