Saint Louis University’s Master of Science in sustainability prepares you to address
the social, economic and environmental issues stemming from dynamic interactions between
humans and their environment. SLU’s Center for Sustainability also offers a dual degree
program that combines an M.S. in sustainability with an MBA.
About the Program
M.S. in Sustainability
The core courses of SLU’s graduate sustainability program equip you with a variety
of frameworks, theories, skills and experiences you need to apply sustainability knowledge
to real-world problems. You will formulate research questions based on personal interests
and professional ambitions and pursue them using various targeted research methods.
Your research generates usable knowledge that you — in collaboration with practitioners
and policymakers — can apply to complex sustainability challenges.
M.S. in Sustainability/MBA Dual Degree
Graduates of SLU's MBA/M.S. in Sustainability dual-degree program earn both a Master
of Science in sustainability and a Master of Business Administration. The program
structure allows students to receive both degrees faster than if they pursued them
Our M.S./MBA in sustainability program is designed for students interested in the
critical link between business and sustainability. You will learn to understand, anticipate
and navigate the complex and evolving landscape of social, fiscal and environmental
practices and policies in a low-carbon economy.
This program includes a study abroad component. For two weeks between the fall and
spring semesters, students take an international trip to study foreign-based business
cases, attend guest lectures and gain valuable hands-on international business experience.
SLU’s M.S. in sustainability leverages your undergraduate training and professional
experience by cultivating systems thinking, applied research and problem-solving skills
valued by employers in business, finance, technology, higher education, engineering,
government, nonprofit, consulting and other industries. Individuals with advanced
knowledge of sustainability science and related environmental, social and economic
issues are well-positioned for diverse and rewarding career opportunities.
SLU’s sustainability master’s program is a 30-credit-hour degree that you can pursue
on a part-time or full-time basis. Students typically complete the program within
two years, and most courses are offered in the evenings. Students can choose to take
all 30 hours as coursework, complete an applied research capstone project or write
a traditional academic thesis:
Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis and include tuition scholarships
of nine credit hours per semester during the nine-month academic year. Recipients
also receive a stipend and health insurance. Graduate assistants spend no more than
20 hours per week working for the University.
Students can also apply for fellowships and other financial assistance packages.
INTO SLU offers the Pathway Program for international students who are interested this course but do not meet the direct
entry requirements. Visit intostudy.com/slu/programs for more information.
The priority application deadline the fall semester is Jan. 31.The final deadline
to apply is July 1. International students should apply by May 1. Students who apply
by the priority deadline will be considered for assistantships.
Review of priority applications begins in February. All other applications are reviewed
on a rolling basis.