Why Sustainability Studies?
Sustainability is central to nearly every professional field, from developing clean energy to protecting our natural resources to meeting the many challenges of urbanization and population density.
Whether your interests tend toward technology and engineering, the humanities and leadership, or the natural sciences, our interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies master’s degree program opens a host of career paths designed to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world. You can be a part of finding solutions today for the future's biggest challenges.
"As a student, you really get to tailor your graduate degree to your specific goals and interests. This was the main aspect that really brought me into this program. I knew that if I wanted to work in planning (specifically transportation planning) I needed more than just one “major” to become a well-rounded planner. All urban planners need to study first environmental problems associated with their environment before beginning to change or conform it. That’s what made the Sustainable Studies degree a no-brainer for me." –Maggie Bergeron, MS Sustainability Studies 2018, Transportation Planner and Coordinator with the City of Victoria
"The interdisciplinary aspect of the Sustainability Studies program was perfect for me and my profession. I was able to tailor my courses with what I was doing at work to provide pertinent studies to advance our programs." -Amy Kirwin, MS Sustainability Studies 2017, City of San Marcos Community Enhancement Initiatives Manager
"In the Sustainability Studies program, I worked with colleagues and professors who challenged and ultimately strengthened my abilities. The skills I have developed will aid in my professional career goals, along with my personal growth. The program’s structure reinforced interpersonal relationships between students and faculty, and turned colleagues into friends through our similar goals and passions." --Ashley Pritchard, MS Sustainability Studies, 2017, Environmental Investigator II, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
The Sustainability Studies program provided me with essential skills such as networking, project development, communications, adaptability and more. The interdisciplinary nature of the Sustainability Studies program allowed me to gain insight into the functions and focuses of different departments when it comes to sustainability and how to be sustainable. Such skills and insight have allowed me to be successful in my current career as a Program Coordinator at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. I could not have asked for a better program to be a part of!- Aspen Navarro, MS Sustainability Studies 2020