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Sustainability Degree Programs: International Studies

 

Graduate Programs

INSTITUTION: American University, School of International Service, and University for Peace (Costa Rica)
DEGREE OFFERED: Dual degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time two year program in which students spend the first and last semester at American University, and the middle two semesters at the University of Peace in Costa Rica. This program "equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for managing eco-development issues in a global context and provides them with opportunities to establish ties that bridge the North-South divide." Students complete a research project in their last semester and participate in seminars.
WEBSITE: http://www.american.edu/sis/academics/graduateprograms/ddp/nrsd.htm
CONTACT: American University
School of International Service
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20016
Phone: 202-885-1600
Fax: 202-885-2494
mbarton@american.edu

INSTITUTION: American University, School of International Service
DEGREE OFFERED: Global Environmental Politics, International Development (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: Students in the Global Environmental Politics program take courses in global policy studies, environmental science, economics, international environmental politics, and environmental law to enable them to understand the processes of environmental degradation and protection. The program in "International Development provides a multidisciplinary overview of international development issues and policies that enables students to select and focus on a particular field of concentration." Students also complete original research as part of their degree.
WEBSITE: http://www.american.edu/sis/academics/graduateprograms/ma.htm
CONTACT: American University
School of International Service
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20016
Phone: 202-885-1600
Fax: 202-885-2494

INSTITUTION: Arcadia University, International Peace and Conflict Resolution
DEGREE OFFERED: International Peace and Conflict Resolution (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: This program consists of three parts: foundational coursework (such as Economics, the Environment, and Development), an educational abroad experience, and internship/field experience. Students can concentrate in environmental conflict management and sustainable development in these experiences.
WEBSITE: http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/ipcr/
CONTACT: Arcadia University
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038-3295
1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)
admiss@arcadia.edu

INSTITUTION: Bard College, Center for Environmental Policy
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Policy (M.S.); Joint degree with Pace Law School (M.S.+J.D.); Bard's M.A.T. program (M.S.+M.A.T.); and the Master's International with the Peace Corps.
DESCRIPTION: "Its innovative modular curriculum is science-based and intensely integrates the economics, law, politics and ethics that influence the policy making process."
WEBSITE: http://www.bard.edu/cep/about/
CONTACT: Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504-5000
Phone: 845-758-7073
cep@bard.edu

INSTITUTION: Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and
Management, Programs in Sustainable Development
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable International Development (M.A.)
International Health Policy and Management (M.S.)
Sustainable Development Concentration (M.B.A.)
DESCRIPTION: The M.A. degree includes a Year-in-Residence studying with senior researchers and development practitioners, and a second year field project, internship, or advanced study applying and evaluating methods and models of development.
WEBSITE: http://www.heller.brandeis.edu/sid/
CONTACT: Programs in Sustainable International Development
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University
Mailstop 078
Post Office Box 549110
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Phone: 781-736-2770
Fax: 781-736-2774

INSTITUTION: Columbia University, New York, School of International and Public Affairs, Program in Sustainable Development
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development (Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: This program is interdisciplinary and includes core courses, a
natural sciences sequences, and social science electives. Examples of core courses include Human Ecology, Comparative Development, Microeconomics for Sustainable Development, Macroeconomics for Sustainable Development, Quantitative Analysis for Sustainable Development, Politics of Sustainable Development, Environmental and Resource Economics, and Science Policy. Students participate in seminars and workshops as well as research throughout their program.
WEBSITE: http://www.sipa.columbia.edu/phd/
CONTACT: Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS)
107 Low Memorial Library
535 West 116th street, MC 4304
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027.
Phonel: 212 854 4737
Fax: 212 854 2863

INSTITUTION: Portland State University, The Portland International Initiative for Leadership in Ecology, Culture and Learning (PIIECL)
DEGREE OFFERED: Leadership in Ecology, Culture, and Learning (LECL) (M.A. or
M.S.); Educational Leadership with an emphasis in sustainability education (Ed.D.)
DESCRIPTION: Both degree programs are designed to allow students to
develop and practice sustainability education. They define
sustainability education as "an active process of teaching and learning in which we cultivate knowledge, skills, feelings, values, and worldviews adhering to the principles of ecology and we redesign our livelihoods (social, economic, political and educational systems) accordingly." They are designed for educators and educational leaders involved in multicultural, ecological, and/or social justice work. The Ed.D. program is stated to still be in development as an advancement of the masters degree (although students can come from many backgrounds.)
WEBSITE: http://www.piiecl.pdx.edu/pages/graduate_studies/index.htm
CONTACT: Portland International Initiative for Leadership in
Ecology, Culture, and Learning (PIIECL)
Portland State University
Graduate School of Education
P.O. Box 751 ED
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: (503) 725-4684
Fax: (503) 725-3200

INSTITUTION: School for International Training, Vermont
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: This program, as part of the graduate school of world learning, is distinctive in its international perspective. Students can concentrate in "community development and social action training" and "development management." Study abroad programs in sustainable development are available in several locations.
WEBSITE: http://www.sit.edu/sustainable_development.html
CONTACT: Kipling Road
P.O. Box 676
Brattleboro, Vermont 05302-0676
Phone: (802) 257-7751
Toll Free Within the US: (800) 257-7751
Fax: (802) 258-3248
info@sit.edu




 
 
 
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