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Resilient & Sustainable Communities MS

Master of Science

Why this program?

As the world rapidly changes, you see the need for communities to change just as quickly, so they can grow and thrive no matter what the future brings. You want to create solutions that place fewer demands on limited resources. You want to help create systems so people can adapt intelligently to growing climate concerns and inequalities in wealth and resource distribution. You want to not only create and implement these new solutions into your own community, you also want to advocate these changes, to show all communities how they could -and must- function better.

What can you do with this degree?

Graduates are already in the community they wish to serve. Here are just a few careers our students have chosen to pursue with this degree.

• Sustainability Director

• Resilience Analyst

• State or Federal Administrator

• Economic Development Coordinator

• Media and Communications Specialist

• Educator

• Nonprofit Organization Professional

What will this program look like?

Asynchronous and bioregional by design, our program helps you apply your knowledge directly into your community, in real time, on your own timetable. From urban areas to small towns, rethink traditional approaches to providing food, energy, transportation, and effective governance in response to the climate crisis, and rapid environmental and economic changes. Gain vital and effective training in sustainability and resilience planning, energy systems, climate science, land-use policy, social equity, food systems, and leadership. Engage with your community stakeholders and other dedicated professionals to affect change. Make real-world contributions through applied assignments and capstone projects. Learn from internationally renown and dedicated professors. Choose electives from our other graduate programs to add dimensionality and focus to your degree.

Admissions Information

Number of Credits

Cost Per Credit

Start Dates
August 22, 2023

Completed Fall 2023 Application Deadline
August 9, 2023

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application
  • personal statement
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts
  • List of References

Key Program Information

Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

Resilient and Sustainable Communities MS degree leads to so many possibilities. Here are just a few:

•Sustainability Director

•Resilience Analyst

•State or Federal Administrator

•Economic Development Coordinator

•Media and Communications Specialist

• Tribal Coordinator

• Grant Project Officer

• US EPA Energy and Sustainability Manager

• Climate Editor/Report

• Resilience Analyst

• State of Federal Administrator

• Educator

• Nonprofit Organization Professional

Career Planning

Our Career Services team works with you to map out a plan that works for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.