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MS IN SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

This program is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in management that takes into account both the environment and the economy. Graduates transform how organizations do business by formulating and implementing sustainability strategies. 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.

Those with an undergraduate STEM degree may also be interested in the MS in Sustainability Science.

Watch the introductory video.

OUR IMPACT
BEST REASONS TO APPLY
  • Columbia's excellence in
    sustainability education

  • Classes taught by leading practitioners and researchers

  • Flexible curriculum, part-time option, and evening classes

  • Large alumni network of sustainability professionals

PROGRAM NEWS

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VIRTUAL EVENTS

Intersectional Environmentalism within Corporations

Wednesday, September 23

8:00 PM EDT

Science Writing Coaching with Claudia Dreifus

The Earth Institute is offering free one-on-one science writing coaching with prize-winning science journalist Claudia Dreifus, contributor to the New York Times and the New York Review of Books. Professor Dreifus will be available for 30-minute coaching sessions. Sign up will close on the Friday of the previous week. log into their account on the Earth Institute Job List. Go to “Events”; “Workshops”.

 

Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00PM

Monthly Anti-Racism Workshop with Dr. Kuheli Dutt - November

The Earth Institute graduate programs will be hosting a monthly Anti-Racism series with Dr. Dutt during the fall semester. Additional information about the individual sessions and recommend reading will be distributed before each session.  

 

Friday, November 6

2:00 PM EDT

Powerful Presence and Communication for Greater Impact with Julie Galdieri, Speech and Performance Coach

Online via Zoom. To RSVP for skill-building seminars, students should log into their account on the Earth Institute Job List. Go to “Events”; “Workshops” and register for the events that interest you.

 

Saturday, September 26

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Monthly Anti-Racism Workshop with Dr. Kuheli Dutt - October

The Earth Institute graduate programs will be hosting a monthly Anti-Racism series with Dr. Dutt during the fall semester. Additional information about the individual sessions and recommend reading will be distributed before each session.  

 

Friday, October 16

2:00 PM EDT

Monthly Anti-Racism Workshop with Dr. Kuheli Dutt 

The Earth Institute graduate programs will be hosting a monthly Anti-Racism series with Dr. Dutt during the fall semester. Additional information about the individual sessions and recommend reading will be distributed before each session.  

 

Friday, November 20

2:00 PM EDT

Nuts & Bolts of a Sustainability Career with Cathy Gibbons

Online via Zoom. To RSVP for skill-building seminars, students should log into their account on the Earth Institute Job List. Go to “Events”; “Workshops” and register for the events that interest you.

Saturday, October 3

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Climate Justice and Green Energy with WeACT

Topics covered will include Environmental Justice and Climate Justice, Communications and Activism, and Green Energy.

 

Online via Zoom. To RSVP for skill-building seminars, students should log into their account on the Earth Institute Job List. Go to “Events”; “Workshops” and register for the events that interest you.

Saturday, October 24

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

LEED Green Associate Exam Training with Narada Golden, Vice President WSP

Online via Zoom. To RSVP for skill-building seminars, students should log into their account on the Earth Institute Job List. Go to “Events”; “Workshops” and register for the events that interest you.

Friday, December 11

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Saturday, December 12

9:00 - 11:30 AM

Sunday, December 13

9:00 - 11:30 AM

CONTACT US

 

Notice on Campus Visits

In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation and the University’s guidelines for on-campus activity, Columbia University SPS Admissions has suspended all in-person campus visits for the Fall 2020 semester. We invite prospective students to drop by our daily virtual walk-in hours with general admissions questions or sign up for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor via the Contact link on each program’s webpage to discuss program-specific questions and application requirements. Admissions Counselors can connect you directly to students, alumni, faculty and facilitate virtual class visits. You can also register for a virtual information session. Our virtual events allow you to interact with our admissions staff and learn more about the Columbia SPS community.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at inquire@sps.columbia.edu or 212-854-9666. 

 

If you would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, please contact Samantha Ostrowski, Associate Director, at sostrowski@ei.columbia.edu.

Campus Visits, Graduate School Fairs & Company Presentations

We are eager to host you on the Columbia University campus or to meet you at one of our information sessions.

Our program offers a part-time option for working professionals. If your company would like to host an information session, please contact us. For more information about the graduate school fairs that we attend throughout the United States, please contact Chandler Precht, Program Manager at cprecht@ei.columbia.edu

 

Program Contacts

Samantha Ostrowski

Associate Director

sostrowski@ei.columbia.edu

Mariví Perdomo Caba

Senior Program Manager

mp3221@columbia.edu

 

Office of Admissions
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
212-854-9666
sustainability@sps.columbia.edu

IMPORTANT DATES

 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Spring 2021: November 1, 2020

Fall 2021: May 15, 2021

HBCU FELLOWSHIP DEADLINES

Nomination Deadline: October 2nd

Program Application Deadline: December 30th

For more information about the HBCU Fellowship, 

please visit this website or contact 

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu.

If you would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, please submit your contact information below.

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