The Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in Sustainability train leaders to understand the cascading issues surrounding society's increasing use of our decreasing resources. The M.A. and M.S. share a foundational core of courses designed to provide students with an integrated view of sustainability that incorporates cross-disciplinary knowledge in science, technology, business, policy, sociology, and social work.
Given the unique interdisciplinary nature of sustainability, the program offers a wide variety of electives available through the Center for Sustainability and its partner schools. In general, Master of Arts students take sustainability electives focused on business, policy, sociology, and social work. Master of Science students choose from sustainability electives focused on science, engineering, and technology. There are no prerequisites for these electives (electives table below).
Because sustainability is such a broad field of study, we have built a program that is highly flexible and can be catered to the student's interests and career goals. Students are encouraged to set up advising appointments with Center for Sustainability faculty and staff to help them navigate the choices and craft a custom program of study.
As with all courses at SLU, students should consult Banner Self Service for the latest information on course availability and scheduling as well as to register.
|Required Core Courses (M.A. and M.S.)
|MOS 502 Sustainability Foundations||4|
|MOS 505 Sustainable Business Practices||3|
|MOS 506 Environmental Aspects of Sustainability||3|
|MOS 511 Sustainability in Society and Cultures||3|
|Additional Requirements (M.A. and M.S.)
|MOS 581 Capstone I||2|
|MOS 582 Capstone II||3|
|Electives (12 Credits)|
|Click on the tabs below for a list of approved electives for each program