36 Credit Hours


The Master of Science in Sustainability degree program prepares professionals for careers in the public sector, regulatory system, businesses, government agencies, and NGOs.

CU’s program is multidisciplinary, combining elements of advanced study in various sustainability-related topics with other cognate areas such as leadership, business, and technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Gain advanced knowledge of the nature, science, and societal challenges of sustainable development;
  • Gain mastery of the techniques to study and analyze data and the methods required to critically assess data;
  • Understand the economic, scientific, technological, business, and other frameworks needed to identify and tackle the impacts of human activities on the environment;
  • Gain advanced knowledge of sustainability theories and practices as they apply to areas including finance, business, natural resources, regulation, and planning;
  • Gain the ability to synthesize knowledge and ethically communicate it to diverse audiences.

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Degree Requirements

  • The maximum time limit to complete the program is four years or 150% of the credits, whichever the student reaches first.
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours must be completed at CU.
  • Up to 50% of the required credit hours can be transferred.
  • Graduation is contingent upon the completion of 36 hours of prescribed courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.