Chatham University's Master of Sustainability (MSUS) program prepares enterprising students with the tools necessary to be the agents of change that corporations, governments, and other organizations need to lead their sustainability initiatives. The program and its focus on real-world impact is inspired by environmental icon and Chatham alumna Rachel Carson '29, whose own work over 50 years ago continues to change the world.
A defining characteristic of Chatham's Master of Sustainability program is its students and the wide range of backgrounds that they contribute to the program. In addition to propelling a systems-thinking academic approach, MSUS students' interests and knowledge bases provide outlets for new ideas and transformative partnerships with fellow students. These opportunities and partnerships then flourish at Chatham's Eden Hall Campus, the first campus in the world built from the ground up on the principles of sustainability, where students have the tools to test, experiment, and refine practices for use in the real world.
The program develops students' expertise in management, Earth systems science, assessment, law and policy, communication, ethics, and other areas critical to implementing sustainability. Students will strengthen teamwork, presentation, and leadership skills valued by employers, experience professional sustainability placements, develop portfolios of projects, and increase their networks of fellow professionals. Graduates will leave the MSUS program prepared to contribute to social, economic, and environmental wellbeing in any context.