This Program leads to a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Sustainability Studies
The Masters of Arts in Sustainability Studies will carry out interdisciplinary graduate education and research that will improve our understanding of environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, and social responsibility. Program faculty are united by a common vision that environmental protection, resource conservation, positive social change, and sustainable economies are complementary rather than antagonistic processes. By integrating the efforts of business, government and civil society, we seek to promote an understanding of social, environmental and economic sustainability.
Along with instilling our learners with a sense of justice, responsibility, exploration and dialogue, education for sustainable development aims to move them towards taking leadership roles in adopting sustainable behaviours and practices.
The M.A. in Sustainability is an interdisciplinary research and reflective practice training program designed to enable students to explore the sustainability of human societies and the natural environment on which they depend. The program aims to provide students with education and training that will prepare them to be intellectual and organizational leaders within academia, government, industry, and the non-profit sector.
Our graduates will also be equipped with skills in research and critical thinking that will enable them to pursue a doctorate or further academic training. Graduates from the M.A. in Sustainability Studies will help meet the growing demand for highly qualified personnel who can further environmentally and socially sustainable policies, strategies, and practices in for-profit, non-profit, government, and non-governmental organizations.
As a field of study that is quickly gaining momentum and opening opportunities on a number of fronts, graduates can apply their skills in a diverse range of careers and disciplines, including:
- Social Innovation
- Leadership and Organization Change
- Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
- Green Technology Innovation
- Social Movement Theory
- Stakeholder Engagement Models and Cross Sector Collaboration
- Public Policy and Regulation
- CSR in Practice
- Self-Regulation of Industries
- Metrics for Sustainability
- Ethical theory and Sustainability
- Justice and Sustainability
- Sustainability and Economic Development
- Sustainability and Indigenous Knowledge
THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR APPLYING TO THE MASTERS IN SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES PROGRAM FOR THE 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2014.
News and Events
Community Colloquim Fall 2013 and Winter 2014
The Master in Sustainability Studies program is pleased to be partnering with the Peterborough Centre for Social Innovation of the Community Opportunity Innovation Network (COIN) to present the: Peterborough Innovation Talks