Sustainability in the Urban Environment

Dr. Latif Jiji, Founding Program Director

Prof. Hillary Brown, Current Director

George Smith, Program Manager

Steinman 301B• Tel: 212-650-6974

General Information

This program offers the Master of Science in Sustainability degree.

This innovative, interdisciplinary program draws upon emerging approaches in each of the disciplines of architecture, engineering, and science, and prepares students for the burgeoning field of sustainability. The program’s goal is to train current, emerging, and next-generation professionals to solve pressing local, regional, and global sustainability problems. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to plan and implement strategies for sustainable development of buildings, open spaces and infrastructure, energy, water resources, air quality, land use, waste management, transportation, urban planning, and construction. The curriculum enables students to acquire experience in interdisciplinary analysis of advanced concepts, principles, and methodologies for solving a wide range of challenging sustainability problems. Graduates are trained to work in diverse professional settings involving collaboration, interaction, and communication with teams of scientists, engineers, architects, and others.

Requirements for Admission to the Master’s Program

Students are admitted to the Master of Science in Sustainability program after completing a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Sciences, or Engineering. Applicants with degrees in other fields —especially Social Sciences—may qualify for admission to the program depending on their experience and academic background. Applicants must have achieved at least a 3.0 average in their undergraduate work. Applicants are required to complete the Graduate Admissions Application (online) and provide an official transcript from the college awarding the Bachelor’s degree and three letters of recommendation. The application package can be obtained online from Students with baccalaureate degrees from non-English-speaking countries must submit an IBT TOEFL score of at least 79.