In recent decades, economic disparity and environmental destruction have become ever more pronounced. Learn how current systems have led to today’s growing inequality, poverty, and unsustainable use of natural resources and discover innovative solutions being developed all over the world. You’ll also get the skills to create change to help societies and ecologies thrive.

What you’ll learn

Lasting change requires participation from all interested parties. Learn the tools of participatory inquiry and design to develop collaborative solutions that benefit multiple stakeholders.

Get conceptual and practical tools to understand and directly engage with the complexity of today’s systemic problems.

Identify gaps in current sustainable development policy and how innovative eco-social design can be applied in these areas.

Get a global, comparative perspective on sustainable development and regeneration across different geographical, ecological, socioeconomic, cultural, and political contexts.

Develop practical skills in project design and implementation, project management and evaluation, and leadership and innovation.

Apply and integrate systems-thinking and design in the areas of sustainable development and eco-social regeneration, wherever you are based.

How it works

This flexible degree combines face-to-face and online learning to allow you to stay in your job while completing a master’s degree. During short residencies in Brattleboro, Vermont, and Oaxaca, Mexico, you’ll witness a diverse array of ongoing sustainable development projects that highlight innovation and creativity. During the online portions of the program, you’ll apply your learning in your own job or community.