Indiana University

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Sustainability and Sustainable Development


Wright Educational Building, 201 North Rose Ave.

940 E. Seventh Street

Bloomington, IN 47408

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Sustainable Development Concentration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) is of an elite class of public affairs programs which offers a defined concentration in sustainability and sustainable development. Sustainability and Sustainable Development focuses on the balancing of human needs with the protection of the natural and social environments so that these needs can be met in the present and also into the indefinite future.The logical components of a sustainable development  strategy encompass environmental, economic, social, and political elements. Students who complete this concentration have an array of opportunities that cross sectors, including government, private business, consulting, and special interest organizations that seek to sustain and improve both current and future conditions for life on earth. The concentration provides skills and perspectives that will offer solutions and affect change in addressing significant public problems.  


National Association of Schools in Public Affairs and Administration(NASPAA)

International Student Requirements:

International students whose native language is not English, or who do not have an undergraduate degree from a United States institution, are also required to take the TOEFL. Indiana University baseline score for consideration: 600 (computer-version) or 96 (written-version).

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 48

In State Tuition (per year): 9398 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 20408 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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