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 Architecture & 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 application process (online only) is managed by the Graduate Admissions office at City College. Please direct all application questions there. Applications for Spring 2021 admission are be due September 15th, 2020. The deadline for Fall, 2021 admission is February 1st, 2021. For non-degree students who wish to take just one or two fall classes non-matriculated can apply by August 1st 2021. 

All classes are online for the Fall, 2020 semester. They will remain online for the Spring, 2021 semester.