Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Master of Science in Environmental Science & Sustainability: Professional Track


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Environmental Science & Sustainability: Professional Track

Format: Campus

Program Description:

There’s more to understanding today’s sustainability challenges than what you read in a blog or on Twitter. Build a toolkit of pragmatic workplace skills through coursework in some of today’s most prominent sustainability areas: sustainability assessment and planning, environmental law and policy, sustainable business practices, or several of our other areas of specialty.

Find the flexibility and diversity you need in a graduate program by selecting courses that are offered at the time and format that works best for you. Students in the Professional Track have the opportunity to take both classroom and online courses and can even complete this degree fully through evening and online course offerings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Deepen your understanding of complex socio-ecological systems and their connection with sustainable development goals.
  • Increase your ability to make accurate and ethical evidence-based decisions from scientific literature.
  • Expand your capacity to communicate environmental science and sustainability issues to the scientific community, professional colleagues, policy makers, and the general public.
  • Demonstrate competence of in-depth knowledge and skills through completion of one of the concentration areas we offer as an online course sequence.

This program is rolling admission.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • At least one letter of recommendation (three preferred)
  • Statement of purpose (approx. 250-500 words)
  • For non-native speakers who have not earned a degree in an English-speaking institution: TOEFL/IELTS – 213 computer, 550 written, 79-80 iBT, 6.5 IELTS


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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