Sustainability Science MS


Increasing focus on interconnected social, environmental, and economic challenges is spurring a growing demand for sustainability professionals. Here at UMass Amherst, the MS in Sustainability Science (MS3) is training the next generation of interdisciplinary problem solvers to be leaders in advancing this transition.

By preparing students with integrated systems-based approaches, cross-disciplinary foundations, specialized expertise, and applied training, our graduates are ready for sustainability-focused careers in industry, academia, government, and the non-profit sector.

As one of the field’s premiere master's programs, the Sustainability Science MS attracts students from around the globe and from wide ranging academic backgrounds, including: natural sciences, public policy, economics, business, and communications. The program caters to the needs of our diverse students through a rigorous and exciting cross-disciplinary approach.

Graduation of May 2016 saw the 50th MS3 student graduate from the program! In honor of this wonderful accomplishment, students, staff, and faculty came together to plant the very first MS3 Class Tree, a Larch!

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Our program combines academic breadth and depth with opportunities to apply knowledge outside the classroom. Learn more in our program overview >