About this course
During their first year, students will spend the first half of the program working with professors and experts, both in the classroom and on field trips. Then they will embark on semester-long or year-long local projects, which they help design, guided by faculty.
Beginning in the second year, students will have the option to work in the field, gaining valuable knowledge and experience specific to their unique interests. They may also conduct research. Fieldwork opportunities will be presented to students, or students may design their own project. All work will be guided by a mentor, and students will be expected to produce a report or thesis of publishable quality.
- Previous degree: BA or BS in accredited four year university or college
- GPA: 3.0 out of a possible 4.0
- Interview: To be conducted in person or via online view chat. This will include an oral exam in which applicants will be tested on their knowledge of key people, concepts, and technologies in the field of sustainability, applying critical thinking skills to answer the questions. In addition, there will be questions related to the applicant’s resume and personal statement.
- TOEFL: scores below 575 paper test; below 90 internet test, below 230 computer-based test
- IELTS: below 6.5 overall score