To respond to the increasing demand for a workforce equipped to meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century, City College of New York offers the Sustainability in the Urban Environment graduate program. This innovative, interdisciplinary program draws upon emerging approaches in  the disciplines of architecture, engineering, science, and social sciences. 


The Sustainability Masters degree program consists of 30 credits of coursework. All students who successfully complete the program requirements receive a Master of Science in Sustainability degree from CUNY/The City College of New York. As a rule, earning the degree requires at least three semesters of full-time study (typically Fall-Spring-Fall), and more for those who study part-time. Costs of the program will differ depending on whether a student is a New York state resident or nonresident. The tuition rates that apply are those designated "Masters in Engineering" in the CCNY schedule of tuition and fees. Courses are offered both online and in person as a primarily in person Degree Program. 

Most applicants will hold a Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or in the sciences from an accredited US college or university. Foreign applicants and applicants with degrees in other fields (e.g. environmental studies or social sciences) may also possibly qualify for admission and are encouraged to apply. For all applicants, the expectation is a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required. More information can be found on the Eligibity & Applications page

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The Sustainability in the Urban Environment Program accepts applications for students who begin the program each fall and spring. The deadline for Fall 2023 is February 1, 2023. The deadline for for Spring, 2024 is September 15th, 2023. Join us for an online information session on January 19th, 2023 at 5:30PM EST to learn more. 

We are currently a hybrid program with the majority of coursework offered in person. We plan on offering a fully distance-learning option online soon in addition to our existing option to complete the degree in person! 

Join us for an information session in January. Details to follow!