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 MS3 Curriculum 

 

SPOTLIGHT

The MS3 program is offered through the Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment. The MS3 curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills to critically evaluate the sustainability of energy use, the built environment, the economy, and environmental policy, at both the community and global level. The department has a strong tradition of fieldwork and each graduate will gain the hands-on experience to lead others as we find ethical and equitable solutions to our environmental challenges.

The graduate program consists of 33 credits taken over one calendar year that begins with a summer session in August, and concludes the following summer. The MS3 program includes a significant element of independent research and problem solving. Each student will either conduct research with a faculty member and write a professional paper, or work with a community member in a structured sustainability internship. All students produce a professional portfolio to synthesize their experiences in the graduate program and to highlight their individual research areas.   

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Master’s of Science in Sustainable Systems

Course #

Credits

Name of Course

Summer

 

 

32-602

3

Principles of Sustainability

Fall

 

32-325/525

3

Introduction to GISci

32-650  

3

Water, Climate & Sustainability

24-654 

3

Seminar in Professional Writing

32-632

3

Energy and Society

Spring

 

32-625

3

Environmental GISci

32-616

3

Planning for Sustainable Communities

32-631

3

Environmental Economic Geography

32-638

3

Green Building Design

Summer

 

32-750

3

Internship

32-700 

3

Independent Study

Total 33 Credit Hours

 

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