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: Our graduate program integrates fully immersive travel components as be part of our global classroom. Gain exclusive, first-hand interactions with local sustainability professionals in the world’s epicenters of sustainable development. Graduate students will travel to three destinations: Peru, Nepal, and Iceland. Graduate students will receive unparalleled access to the facilities and stakeholders who are driving our 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.
Master of Science in Resource Management & Administration with a concentration in International Sustainable Development & Climate Change. (36 credits)
The core curriculum classes meet online in the fall and spring semesters, with a 9-day intensive at the beginning of the first summer term and a 5-day intensive during the second summer term, along with three immersive experiences abroad.
- One 9-day long intensive in the first summer semester at the Antioch New England campus (6 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 (9 credits)
- Online concentration courses (15 credits)
- One 5-day intensive in the second summer semester, immediately preceding the Energy Transition course (Iceland), at the Antioch New England campus (3 credits)
- Program Capstone: Thesis, Internship, or Master’s Project (3 credits)
- Principles of Sustainable Systems
- Global Cultural Competency
- Earth Systems and Climate Change I
- Earth Systems and Climate Change II
- Introduction to Participatory GIS
- Climate Change: The Science, Uncertainty and Risk
- Energy and Materials Sustainability
- Climate Impacts: Communication, Facilitation and Stakeholder Capacity
- Policy Advocacy: Climate Change
- Climate Impacts: Vulnerability and Adaptation
- Political Economy and Sustainability
- Climate Justice and Equitable Adaptation
- Participatory Action Research
- Climate Response: Costs and Financing
- Leadership for Change
Immersive Experiences Abroad
- Water Resource Management and Sustainable Practice in Cusco, Peru
- Energy Decentralization: Microgrid Systems for Rural Development in Kathmandu, Nepal
- Energy Transition: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability in Reykjavik, Iceland
- Master’s Project/Thesis OR
- Professional internship
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.
- 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.
Official transcripts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516
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.
Environmental Studies Master’s Programs: February 1 (Early Application Review); July 1 (All Others)
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