To respond to the increasing demand for a workforce equipped to meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century, City College of New York offers the Sustainability in the Urban Environment graduate program. This innovative, interdisciplinary program draws upon emerging approaches in  the disciplines of architecture, engineering, science, and social sciences. 


The Sustainability Masters degree program consists of 30 credits of coursework. All students who successfully complete the program requirements receive a Master of Science in Sustainability degree from CUNY/The City College of New York. As a rule, earning the degree requires at least three semesters of full-time study (typically Fall-Spring-Fall), and more for those who study part-time. Costs of the program will differ depending on whether a student is a New York state resident or nonresident. The tuition rates that apply are those designated "Masters in Architecture & Engineering" in the CCNY schedule of tuition and fees.

Most applicants will hold a Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or in the sciences from an accredited US college or university. Foreign applicants and applicants with degrees in other fields (e.g. environmental studies or social sciences) may also possibly qualify for admission. For all applicants, the expectation is a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required. More information can be found on the Eligibity & Applications page.

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  • Join us for an NYC Open Data Week event on sustainability uses of publicly available City data on Thursday, March 5th. Register (free) here. All are welcome!

  • The Sustainability in the Urban Environment Program accepts applications for students who begin the program each fall. For the upcoming regular admissions cycle (Fall 2020) the application deadline is March 1, 2020. The application process (online only) is managed by the Graduate Admissions office at City College. Please direct all application questions there. Applications for Spring 2021 admission will be due October 1, 2020. 

  • Join us for an exciting lecture “Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Three Things Most People Don’t Know” from Daniel Brooks on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 at 6PM in SSA 107 (141 Convent Avenue, MN room 107). All are welcome!