Lead the way to a sustainable future.
Introducing the Master’s program created for the next generation of resilience and sustainability leaders.
- Use the world as your classroom to identify and understand current global, regional, and community-scale sustainability challenges and solutions
- Enhance your leadership to catalyze change & propel communities and organizations toward progressive sustainability goals and climate resilience
- Create effective solutions while exploring real-world challenges through economic, social justice, and environmental lenses
We’ve designed this program to educate the next generation of professionals who are ready to take action on the pressing challenges of a changing climate, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable consumption.It has a fierce focus on social justice and real results.
This degree is offered by AU New England.
In partnership with The GREEN Program, this innovative graduate program combines intensive curriculum, online course delivery, and The GREEN Program’s award-winning immersive experiences abroad. Get ready to bring the textbook to life and travel to three of our world’s top destinations to experience sustainable development challenges and solutions first-hand.
High Impact Global Experiences: In this time of constrained travel, our graduate program has partnered with faculty at the Kathmandu University, Nepal Peru’s Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola and Reykjavik University in Iceland which provide water, energy and food security challenges and solutions. Each learning opportunity in these different settings fully immersive graduate students in the historical, cultural, political and economic aspects of the complex resource management challenges facing these nations. Beyond the first-rate faculty, graduate students will receive unparalleled access to stakeholders who are driving these communities towards a sustainable future.
Curriculum: Does energy transition, leadership for change, participatory action research and global cultural competency, participatory GIS, climate science & communications, climate justice, and equitable adaptation spark your interest? If so, this is the graduate program for you. This diverse and interdisciplinary cohort of graduate students will participate in a high-impact curriculum led by established faculty who teach from real-world experiences around the globe.
Students can complete the curriculum as quickly as five (5) semesters; however, this is dependent on outside employment and family obligations. In which case, an extended program can be designed in conjunction with your advisor
Under the International Sustainable Development and Climate Change concentration, at least thirty-Six (36) graduate credits are required to be awarded a Master of Science in Resource Management & Administration.
Course Requirements for the International Sustainable Development and Climate Change concentration for the RMA degree.
Required Courses: 23-credits
- ESS-5780: Principles of Sustainable Systems (3-semester credits)
- ES-5980: Global Cultural Competency (1-semester credit)
- ESC 5725: Earth Systems and Climate Change 1 (1-semester credit)
- ESC 5723: Earth Systems and Climate Change 2 (2-semester credits)
- ES 6200: Introduction to Participatory GIS (1-semester credit)
- ESPE 5605: Facilitating Organizations Towards Sustainability (1-semester credit)
- ESPE 5610: Organizational Materials Management and WasteMinimization (1-semester credit)
- ESPE 5615: Organizational Energy Conservation (1-semester credit)
- ES 5820: Climate Impacts: Vulnerability and Adaptation (1-semester credit)
- ES 5830: Climate Impacts: Communication, Facilitation, and Stakeholder Capacity (1-semester credit)
- ESP 5100: Policy Advocacy: Climate Change (1-semester credit)
- ESC 6010: Political Economy and Sustainability (3-semester credits)
- ES 5850: Climate Response: Costs and Financing (1-semester credit)
- ES 5860: Climate Justice and Equitable Adaptation (1-semester credit)
- ES 6210: Participatory Action Research (1-semester credit)
- ESC 5440: Leadership for Change (3-semester credits)
- One elective credit (1-credit)
Immersive Experiences Abroad: 9-credits
Three 8-10 day immersive experiences abroad – one in the first summer semester, one in the following spring, and one in the final summer semester
ESF 6005 Energy Decentralization: Microgrid Systems for Rural Development in Kathmandu, Nepal (3-semester credits)
- ESF 6010: Energy Transition: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability in Reykjavik, Iceland (3-semester credits)
- ESF 6015: Water Resource Management and Sustainable Practice in Cusco, Peru (3-semester credits)
Applied Experience: 3-credits
- ES-6990: Capstone Project (3-semester credits)
The classes are a combination of asynchronous, hybrid (asynchronous with some Zoom class meetings), and one 8-day residency, during the 1st June in the program. During the intensives, students have the opportunity to take required field-based courses and to strengthen important relationships with peers.
Admissions / Cost / Aid
How to Apply
- Complete the online admissions application, including:
- Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
- Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
- Non-refundable $50 application fee
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
- email transcripts to [email protected], or
- mail to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene NH 03431-3516
- Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
- There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
- Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
- Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
Antioch University New England processes applications for most programs on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. All application materials should be received in Admissions by the dates listed below. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Department.
|MS in Resource Management and Administration||Fall||July 15|
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|Department/Program Name||Tuition Cost per Credit||Total Program Credits|
|Resource Management and Administration, MS|
Leadership & Management of Sustainable Systems
|Resource Management and Administration, MS|
*concentrations in International Sustainable Development & Climate Change, or Sustainable Development and Climate Change
|$1,078||36-38 (with Professional Science Management designation)|
|Environmental Studies, MS|
*consult academic catalog for concentrations available within the degree
|Environmental Studies, PhD||$1,442||69|
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