Georgetown Launches MS in Environment & Sustainability Management

Georgetown McDonough sustainability management

As business schools are starting to resume in-person classes for the fall, many students are looking forward to returning to campus and connecting with fellow classmates & professors. This year, Georgetown University made an announcement that made the return to campus even more memorable: they will be offering a new Master’s Degree in Environment and Sustainability Management. This joint degree with McDonough, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Georgetown Environment Initiative gives students the opportunity to learn both from business professors and environmental science professors.

The program will begin in August 2022 on the Georgetown University Campus in Washington, D.C. It will be a STEM designated program leveraging the university’s expertise in both environmental science and business. Over eleven months, students will experience a mix of courses and activities that will prepare them to become leaders and advance sustainable businesses or environmental practices.

While taking these courses, students will work toward a career focused on protecting the environment. Meanwhile, they will have the opportunity to enjoy the unparalleled access only Washington, D.C. offers to leaders, policymakers, industry experts, transnational organizations, global corporations, nonprofits, and government entities. Students will also get to learn from instructors who have been at the forefront of sustainability. Equipped with creativity and knowledge, instructors are able to give students at Georgetown McDonough the knowledge they need to make a strategic societal impact within any organization.

To earn the degree, students must complete all sixteen courses. The curriculum content includes sustainability and environmental science, climate change impact and measurement, energy technology principles and applications, and more. The program ends with an exciting capstone course where students get to work in teams on real-life, hands-on projects and consult with an organization to gain experience solving business and environmental challenges.

If you are interested in applying to Georgetown McDonough’s MS in Environment & Sustainability program, you will need a to submit a resume, personal essay, video essay, two recommendation letters, and transcripts. For more detailed information about the application process, you can visit the admissions overview webpage.


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