Northern Arizona University

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sustainable Communities, M.A.


South San Francisco Street

Flagstaff, AZ 86011

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Sustainable Communities, M.A.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.A. Sustainability Program (SUS) at NAU integrates many areas of study, including anthropology, the arts, business, humanities, economics, education, environmental science, history, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, women's studies, technology, and the performing and studio arts. Students gain both depth and breadth in understanding issues important to sustaining community life by choosing from among our own courses and those from across the university. This is a 36-credit-hour, thesis-based program that encourages you to pursue social and environmental sustainability issues.



Our guiding principles are:

  • Inter-disciplinary
  • Linking theory and practice
  • Issue-based
  • Learner-based
  • Working with community
  • Flexible pedagogy


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

International Student Requirements:

Please see our website for international applicant requirements.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

In State Tuition (per year): 9462 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 22452 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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