Green Mountain College

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS)


1 Brennan Cir

Poultney, VT 05764

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems

Format: Online

Program Description:

Green Mountain College is the nation's most highly awarded college in sustainability and rated the #1 curriculum in sustainability by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Our distance MSFS program - built on the success of the College’s undergraduate major in sustainable agriculture and on the surging interest in food and agriculture in the U.S. and beyond - is designed to provide students with the skills to conduct in-depth interdisciplinary investigations into the complex arena of their own bioregional food systems. MSFS students graduate with the knowledge and confidence to become leaders and join a cutting-edge community ready to make a difference.

The MSFS program requires 39 hours of Green Mountain College graduate credits. All of the courses are three credits and last six weeks. Courses are led by world class faculty with proved online teaching experience and are capped at 20 students (most of our course sections range from 10-18 students) creating an ideal online learning environment.


Fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC).

International Student Requirements:

No additional fee for international students.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 39

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 700 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Distant Rural Area

Size & Settings: 0-999

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