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Sustainability Graduate Programs

Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

The Master of Arts in Sustainability Graduate Program is a distinctive, interdisciplinary one-year program that combines the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, management and law. Courses taught will included guest lecturers and off-site facility visits. As a result, students will have unparalleled opportunities to engage with professionals beyond the Wake Forest campus. Apply Now! Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2016 semester.

Sustainability Graduate Programs Core Courses:

Taking the material covered in the four core courses, the Applied Sustainability course provides hands-on opportunities through group projects, providing direct interactions with organizations working in the field of sustainability. In the summer following the second semester, students will have the choice of completing a research thesis or internship to meet their final degree requirements.


Sustainability Graduate Programs Curriculum:

SEMESTER COURSE CREDIT HOURS
Pre-Semester
Workshops
(Aug 18-24)
SUS 600: Communication Skills (1hr)
SUS 601: Professional & Leadership Skills (1hr)
2
Fall SUS 701: Global Human Systems 3
SUS 703: Resource Management 3
SUS 705: Applied Sustainability I 2
Elective 3
  FALL CREDIT HOURS 13
Pre-Semester
Workshops
(Jan 5-11)
SUS 602: Analytics (1hr)
SUS 603: Natural Capital Valuation (1hr)
2
Spring SUS 702: Sustainable Organizational Management 3
SUS 704: Sustainability Law & Policy 3
SUS 706: Applied Sustainability II 2
Elective(s) 3-6
  SPRING CREDIT HOURS 13-16
Summer Research Thesis
or
Internship
4
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 30-33

 

*Research thesis or internship requirements may be satisfied during the Fall, Spring or Summer sessions.

Because the Sustainability Graduate Programs at Wake Forest University is highly selective and intentionally small, we offer institutional financial support. Institutional financial support is awarded on a rolling basis, so early application is highly encouraged. To ensure full consideration for institutional financial support, complete applications should be submitted by January 15. Applicants will be considered for institutional financial support after that time, but funds are limited.

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