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.

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 2022 is February 1, 2022. The deadline for for Spring, 2023 is September 15th, 2022. 

Most classes are online for the Fall, 2021 semester. We hope to be hybrid or mostly in-person by Spring, 2022. 

Join us for an information session on the evening of January 10, 2022 (Monday) over Zoom to learn more ahead of our February 1st, 2022 deadline to apply for the Fall, 2022 semester. Register now!