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in the most important field of the 21st century.


The World's Top Sustainability Programs


Study with the top minds in the field at the world’s leading sustainability institution, with more sustainability experts and course options than at any other school. The Master of Science in Sustainability Management program is designed for current and aspiring leaders who wish to pursue a career in management at the intersection of business and the environment. Graduates transform organizations by formulating and implementing the sustainability strategies necessary to compete and win in the 21st century. The coursework combines the study of management with classes in state-of-the-art sustainability practice and science, with full-time and part-time options for those with current professional obligations. Join a global alumni network of leaders at top organizations like Google, Patagonia, Nike, the National Resources Defense Council, and many others.

*Those with an undergraduate STEM degree may also be interested in the M.S. in Sustainability Science.


  • Columbia's excellence and reputation in sustainability education, globally recognized for strength in Earth Science by the National Research Council

  • Over 200 classes taught by the world’s best practitioners and researchers, more than any other university

  • Flexible curriculum, part-time option, and evening classes​ to personalize your experience

  • Global alumni network of over 2,000 sustainability professionals working at many of the world’s most influential organizations

Professor and Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Sustainability Management Program Dr. Steven Cohen discussed environmentally sustainable growth.

Hear environmental leader Dr. Cohen address pragmatic approaches to environmentally sustainable growth from his newest book.

Stay in the Know

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The M.S. in Sustainability Management program is offered by Columbia’s School of Professional Studies in partnership with The Columbia Climate School, which includes Columbia’s Earth Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and all their affiliated research centers and educational programs. The climate crisis is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, presenting challenges that are immense and urgent. In response, Columbia has created the Climate School to develop innovative education, support groundbreaking research, and foster essential solutions, from local to planetary in scale.

The Columbia Climate School


State of the Planet is the official news site of the Columbia Climate School.

Prospective Student Interest Form

Please click the “Go” button below to complete a brief student interest form after which we’ll provide you with more detailed information about the program including an email to contact us directly. You may also use the form to ask any quick questions you may have.

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If you have a quick question or would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Managenent program, please contact us via the prospective student interest form above or click here.

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