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Sustainability Education Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy

Why this program?

You want to lead the effort in designing a more ecologically sustainable and socially just and diverse world. You are a changemaker and believe in the power of good leadership and interdisciplinary approaches to solve our greatest challenges. You are curious and open-minded, you are passionate and compassionate, and you are ready to help achieve true and lasting transformation for all.


What can you do with this degree?

Graduates are regularly working in their field and connected to the community they wish to serve. Here are just a few careers where you can find our students and alumni:

  • Higher Education Faculty
  • Environmental or Social Justice/Social Sciences Policy
  • Sustainability Director or Consultant
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Equity Pedagogy Consultant
  • DEI Organizational Director
  • Social Science Researcher

What will this program look like?

Your doctoral journey is transformative. Multi-disciplinary and diverse by design, we leverage critical systems thinking to explore both social and environmental justice in teaching, leading, and learning. Diverse in perspective, we call upon professionals from a wide range of scholarly and practical backgrounds (educational, leadership, financial, medical, artistic, scientific, and more) to collaborate on solutions to our world’s most pressing social and environmental inequities. Student-centered and supportive, your advisors and professors will guide you and help you grow personally and professionally every step of the way. Foundation courses include: Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogy, Sustainability Education, Sustainability: Principles and Practice, Climate Advocacy & Praxis. In addition to knowledge and perspective gained, emerge with doctoral-level communication skills and a critical research toolkit that will benefit you in whatever career path you find.

The Ph.D. program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis to accommodate working professionals.

Admissions Information


Number of Credits
72

Cost Per Credit
$1298

Start Date
August 22, 2023

Completed Fall 2023 Application Deadline
August 9, 2023

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application
  • personal statement
  • Current resume or C.V.
  • Official transcripts
  • List of References

Key Program Information

Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

Sustainability Education Ph.D. degree leads to so many possibilities. Here are just a few:

  • Higher Education Faculty
  • Environmental or Social Justice/Social Sciences Policy
  • Sustainability Director or Consultant
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Equity Pedagogy Consultant
  • DEI Organizational Director
  • Social Science Researcher

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.