What You'll Learn
Through the master’s degree program in sustainability you:
- Gain knowledge of sustainability criteria and benchmarking measures to critically evaluate the health of the natural and human-designed world.
- Develop an understanding of policies, technologies, and financial models that support sustainable development.
- Build competency in a variety of quantitative and analytic skill-sets.
- Learn to design sustainable solutions that reduce environmental impact and increase benefits to society and ecosystems.
- Earn an optional graduate certificate in corporate sustainability, environmental policy, sustainable cities, natural resource management, or sustainable food systems.
Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts, Extension Studies. Field: Sustainability.
Our Community at a Glance
It may seem daunting to tackle schoolwork while working full time. But there’s a real advantage. You’ll meet peers who are making a career change to sustainability or already working in the field. You'll explore challenges you face in your work today, test potential solutions, and see immediate results tomorrow.
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Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements
At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in two specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.
To get started, we invite you to explore the degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.
Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2021–22 rate)||$3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$37,200|
After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.
Failure is temporary. And you fail one day, and the next day what you learn from that failure becomes the seeds of success.
Learn From Industry Experts
A hallmark of the sustainability program is its versatility. You’ll choose from a diverse set of courses to design a curriculum that meets your unique needs and interests. And you’ll learn from Harvard faculty and industry leaders who help you gain real-world perspectives.