Sustainability Management (MS)

Offered by the Kogod School of Business.


Admission to the Program

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have earned an undergraduate bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a satisfactory grade point average. Applicants may also need to submit a GMAT or GRE score; please visit for more information. Applicants whose first language is not English must have a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Required (15 credit hours)

Elective (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Career Track (9 credit hours)

Complete 9 credit hours from one of the following, or other graduate courses as approved by Program Director:

Sustainability Executive

Sustainability Entrepreneur

Sustainability Consultant

Sustainability Communications Executive

Capstone (3 credit hours)

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. Advanced undergraduates admitted to a combined degree program that includes a master's degree from Kogod are eligible to take graduate-level courses and may apply up to 9 graduate credit hours earned as an undergraduate toward the requirements for both degrees. See Combined Bachelor's and Kogod School of Business Master's Programs for more information.