3 Courses (9 Credits)

These three courses give students an understanding of the elements of sustainability by teaching them about the complex interactions between natural and social systems which sustainability practitioners must always consider. Students will also learn about the different ways in which “sustainability” is understood.

Elective Courses:

SUMA PS4100 Sustainability Management


SUMA PS5030 Hungry City Workshop


SUMA PS5170 Sustainable Operations


SUMA PS5025 Corporate Sustainability Reporting and Strategy


SUMA PS5180 Writing Global Science International Media


SUMA PS4310 Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership


SUMA PS5380 Financing Natural Infrastructure


SUMA PS4734 Earth Institute Practicum


SUMA PS5700 Ethics for Sustainability Management and Finance


SUMA PS5240 Sustainable Agriculture


SUMA PS5690 Environmental Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities



Women in Cities: Integrating Needs, Rights, Access and Opportunity into Sustainable Urban Design, Planning and Management


SUMA PS5450 Access, Innovation in the Transportation Transition


Integrative Capstone Workshop [SUMA PS5200]

The Integrative Capstone Workshop serves as the culminating educational experience for students in the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program, designed to integrate the distinct fields of the program’s sustainability management curriculum. Students must draw on both the practical skills and the analytical knowledge they have gained in order to address crucial sustainability management issues as consultants for a real-world client.

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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. We invite prospective students to drop by our virtual walk-in hours with general admissions questions.


Weekly virtual walk-in hours 

Tuesdays (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT)

Thursdays (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT)


Admissions Counselors can connect you directly to students, alumni, faculty, and facilitate virtual class visits. You can also register for an 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 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

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


Program Contacts

Samantha Ostrowski

Associate Director

Mariví Perdomo Caba

Senior Program Manager


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Fall 2021: May 15, 2021

Spring 2022: November 1, 2021

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