May 26, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Resource Management and Administration, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, MS

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MS in Resource Management and Administration: Sustainable Development and Climate Change
 AU New England
Credits for Degree: 36 semester credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 20 months

Program Overview

The Sustainable Development and Climate Change (SDCC) is a trans-disciplinary program of study that prepares students to take a leadership role in marshaling and coordinating the required resources to address the complex environmental challenges of a changing landscape in the context of a changing climate. Students will take courses in science, policy, and management and communication to develop proficiency in system understanding, embracing and navigating complexity, just and equitable solutions, along with building a strong professional network. Students will work closely with their advisor to select electives that will help meet their professional and academic goals.

The SDCC curriculum pathway can meet the requirements for the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) designation based on the electives the student selects. The required courses below consist of 7 of the 18 required STEM credits and 9 of the 12 required PLUS credits for PSM designation. SDCC students would need to ensure their elective courses include 11 additional STEM credits and  3 additional PLUS credits. 

Current Tuition and Fees

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Plan of Study

Electives (14 Semester Credits)

Students will select their electives with guidance and consultation from the academic advisor. The student can choose from all of the courses offered in the Antioch School of the Environment Master’s degree programs. Examples of courses include:  

  • Dispute Resolution, Climate Migration
  • Proposal Writing & Project Management
  • Climate Impacts Communication
  • Facilitation, and Stakeholder Capacity Building
  • Climate Impacts Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning
  • Zero Waste Strategies
  • Energy Resilience
  • Watershed Science & Management, Wetlands
  • Policy Advocacy: Climate Change
  • Stewardship and Land Protection Techniques
  • Global Cultural Awareness
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • and available field trips

Internship (3 Semester Credits)

Complete one of the following internships for 3 credits

Capstone Course (3 semester credits)

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