Sustainability Application Requirements
The following application requirements apply to both the Master of Arts and Master of Science programs in Sustainability. After you have familiarized yourself with the requirements, click on the "Apply" button below, which will take you to Saint Louis University's Graduate Education online application page. There you will find instruction for creating an account and proceeding with the application process.
Application Deadline for Beginning Term
The Application Package
Fall: July 1 (International: May 1)*
*If applying for a graduate assistantship all application materials must be recieved by Feburary 1
Spring: No admittance
Summer: No admittance
Application Requirements for International Students
- A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
- TOEFL or IELTS score
- Interview via Skype or equivalent technology
Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.
- Minimum GPA: 3.0
- Minimum GRE Scores: Verbal 153, Quantitative 151, Writing 3.5
- Minimum TOEFL Score (for International applicants): 80
- Minimum IELTS Score (for international applicants): 6.5
Application Review Process
A committee of faculty members will review all completed program applications as receieved up until the July 1 general application deadline. If applying for a graduate assistantship, all application completed materials must be recieved by February 1 for consideration.
The Master of Arts and Master of Science in Sustainability each require a minimum of 30 credit hours to complete | Sustainability Courses
The goal of the Master of Arts and Master of Science programs is to provide an integrated learning environment that emphasizes sustainability as a unique, systemic discipline. To meet that end, the program works within the following framework and related program level objectives:
- Holistic - The program is interdisciplinary and focused on whole systems.
- Humanistic - The program embodies the principles of service and justice found in the university mission statement.
- Collaborative - The program recognizes that individuals must work together to address complex problems.
- Applied - The program focuses on the application of knowledge to address real-world problems.
Career opportunities for individuals with sustainability related skills continue to grow and the “green” job market is paced to outperform all other sectors between now and 2016. Since its launch in 2010, the Center for Sustainability has become a key stakeholder in economic growth initiatives focused on sustainable development. Our program gives students an opportunity to work directly with local organizations to apply knowledge acquired in the classroom toward solving “real-world” sustainability-related challenges. Through practitioner-oriented course work, students develop practical, hands-on skills and build relationships with sustainability leaders throughout the community.
As the green economy continues its explosive growth, graduates with a Master's degree in Sustainability from SLU’s Center for Sustainability will be well-positioned for enhanced career opportunities in nearly every sector and industry for years to come. Our graduates may also choose to explore alternative career path opportunities with sustainability-related not-for-profits and non-governmental organizations. | Sustainability Career Options | SLU Career Services
About the Center for Sustainability Faculty
Faculty in the Center for Sustainability are outstanding teachers, nationally recognized researchers, and dedicated practitioners. Our faculty members hold degrees in economics, policy analysis, political science, public administration, environmental science, sociology, and urban planning. In addition to our core faculty, we have faculty members from the Schools of Business, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Law, Public Health, Social Service, and from the Departments of Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. These awards include tuition scholarships of nine credit hours per semester during the nine-month academic year. Recipients also receive a stipend, health insurance, and extended library privileges. Assistants spend no more than 20 hours per week working for the university. Assistantship Applications are available through the Center for Sustainability. Students can also apply for external fellowships, need-based aid, and other financial assistance. Student Financial Services at SLU