The Master of Science in Sustainability focuses on providing students with interdisciplinary and applied knowledge of the field of sustainability and the environment. In addition to a required core set of courses, the program provides four elective routes that allow students to cater their program toward their professional interest in sustainability, including options in Energy Management, Natural Resources, Social Practices and Community Engagement, and an option that permits curriculum flexibility, such that students could prepare for work in the public or private sector. This degree program is aimed primarily at preparing practitioners and professionals in the fields of Sustainability.
To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Degree and Certificate Programs”). Candidates for the Master of Science in Sustainability must submit a one pageStatement of Purpose, two letters of recommendation, and a resume in the MyEIU program application.
The graduate plan of study is the EIU Degree Audit, which is generated automatically at the time of degree candidacy. Modifications of the standard EIU Degree Audit are submitted by the director to the certification officer in the Graduate School at the time modifications are approved. The Degree Audit serves as an unofficial summary of requirements for the program. Degree candidates are advised to review the comprehensive summary of the Degree Audit process specified on the “Requirements for All Degree and Certificate Candidates” section of the Graduate Catalog. Individual programs may require candidates to submit plans of study in addition to the Degree Audit, candidates should consult with the program director.