Antioch University New England

Environmental Studies (MS) with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change


40 Avon Street

Keene, NH 03431

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Environmental Studies (MS) with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MS in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change (SDCC) integrates courses in environmental science, social science, and organizational leadership. Graduates are prepared for a variety of environmental careers in the public and private sector including environmental regulation, environmental consulting, local and regional planning, and environmental non-profit leadership

Choose a Professional Science Master’s Option.

Sustainable Development and Climate Change has been approved for affiliation as a Professional Science Master’s (PSM)Professional Science Master'sdegree program by the Council of Graduate Schools. SDCC students can choose to follow the PSM track of studies or the non-PSM, policy track of studies. Students who wish to graduate with the PSM designation must take at least eighteen science and/or math credits.

Lead the way to a sustainable future.

Gain the skills you need to manage for change in the complex arena of today’s environmental challenges. Learn and apply knowledge from key areas such as ecological and climate science, policy formulation and implementation, stakeholder participation and organizational decision-making.

Complete your degree in 20 months.

Classes meet one day a week plus 3-5 weekends per semester for five semesters. Courses in climate change adaptation and resiliency, environmental site assessment, sustainable community planning, and building sustainable organizations, plus applied internships and projects.

Make a difference in the world.

Environmental problems are complex and multi-faceted. Work with experienced environmental professionals to connect theory and practice, learn with students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and skills, develop group collaboration and project management skills to address interdisciplinary environmental challenges through teamwork and effective communication.

Build your résumé and professional network.

Integrate classroom learning through field internships and capstone projects that provide you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and develop your professional resume. Community engagement offers the opportunity to contribute to on-the-ground change, and build your professional network before you graduate.

Combine you Antioch experience with the Peace Corps and save.

Combine on-campus coursework at AUNE with two years of service in the Peace Corps and earn 12-credits, tuition-free, as Peace Corps volunteers. Save up to $12,000 in tuition and fees and have an international experience of a life-time by being part of our Masters International Program.

Program Delivery

  • 42 credits
  • Fall & Spring Entry – Apply now for Fall
  • Classes meet one day a week plus 3-5 weekends per semester.
  • 5 semesters to complete (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring) 


Antioch New England University is one of five campuses of Antioch University which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All Antioch University New England degree programs are also approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education – Divisi

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 42

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 890

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 0-999

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