EARN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY

ONE YEAR
MASTERS DEGREE
IN SUSTAINABILITY

MASTERS IN SUSTAINABILITY
MASTERS IN SUSTAINABILITY
The Sustainability Graduate Programs - Wake Forest University
WHAT'S YOUR PASSION?
DISCOVER YOUR PATH

SUSTAIN-ABILITY.

"THE SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE OF OUR TIMES CALLS FOR A NEW GENERATION OF EFFECTIVE, INFORMED LEADERS."
— Stan Meiburg, Ph.D. — Director, Graduate Studies in Sustainability

EXPERIENTIAL
LEARNING
PARTNERSHIPS & NETWORKS
THAT FUEL YOUR CAREER

The Wake Forest University Seal - Pro Humanitate

THE SUSTAINABILITY GRADUATE PROGRAMS at Wake Forest University

YOUR CALLING
OUR COMMITMENT

PRO HUMANITATE

GUIDED BY A UNIVERSITY MOTTO that charges us to pursue our best self in the name of humanity, PRO HUMANITATE, The Sustainability Graduate Programs call on a vast array of scholars and practitioners. We are committed to advance a shared mission aimed at developing solutions to some of the world’s most intractable problems. Here, the next generation of change agents explore emerging solutions through coursework and research with faculty experts across multiple disciplines. Our immersive strategic alliances empower students to engage with truly committed partners.

Wake Forest University

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW FOR FALL 2019

THE

SUSTAINABILITY
GRADUATE
PROGRAMS

ENVIRONMENT  |  ENERGY  |  LAW  |  DIVINITY  |  GOVERNMENT  |  BUSINESS

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

ACADEMIC STUDIES

ACADEMICS

• Full-time, part-time and evening course options
• Travel courses to Washington, D.C. and the North Carolina coast
• Courses offered in Charlotte and Winston-Salem
• Core courses in humanities, natural sciences, business, and law
• Electives offered in academic departments across campus and professional schools

ELECTIVE EXAMPLES

• Intro to GIS
• Water and Global Health
• Ecology
• Literature and the Environment
• Food, Faith and Health
• Land Use Regulation and Planning
• International Environmental Law
• Food Law and Policy
• Climate Change
• Intro to Six Sigma
• Entrepreneurship and Venture Formation
• Sustainability, Energy and Non-Financial Reporting
The Belize Trip - standing on the steps on top of ancient Mayan ruins

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
PARTNERSHIPS & NETWORKS THAT FUEL YOUR CAREER

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS & NETWORKS THAT FUEL YOUR CAREER

ACTIVE NETWORKS BUILD EXPERIENCE & DEVELOP LASTING CAREER CONNECTIONS.

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OUR SUCCESS thrives in the right context. Bring academic studies to life through travel programs, impact partnerships, and professional development. Work with partners at the nexus of your calling and engage in solutions to real challenges faced by organizations from government to corporations, from grassroots to C suites.

BUILD CAREER MOMENTUM THROUGH PERSONALIZED INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS.

WORKING PROFESSIONALS: champion your calling through your organization.

Applied Projects: gain exclusive access to organizations from the Fortune 500 to local conservation groups.

Independent Studies and Consulting: act on unprecedented flexibility to work with thought leading faculty and bleeding-edge innovations.

Internships and Mentorships: contextualize the classroom.

Career development: network to your dream job and empower your career through personalized consulting.

Travel: spend three days in DC discussing policy on the national level or tackling local challenges on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

 

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TAILORED TO YOU.
YOUR PURPOSE.
& YOUR CALL.

THE SUSTAINABILITY
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
at Wake Forest University

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ost of our students do not share the same educational or professional background, but all are looking to reorient or supplement their careers with a deeper expertise in the field of sustainability. Students come into the program with degrees in Chemistry, Philosophy, Environmental Sciences, Anthropology, Business Management, Communication, Biology, Education, etc. As our student population continues to grow, it becomes increasingly diverse.

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The Sustainability Graduate Program 2017-2018 Cohort91% of students were offered full time employment within six months of graduationMA in Sustainability class size = 2020% have a professional degree - MBA / JD / Etc.The average student age is 3160% are employed while attending60% female / 40% male

THE SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE OF OUR TIMES CALLS FOR A NEW GENERATION OF EFFECTIVE, INFORMED LEADERS.  WE PREPARE OUR STUDENTS FOR CAREERS THAT ARE BOTH PERSONALLY FULFILLING AND SIGNIFICANT FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THE WORLD.

— STAN MEIBURG, PH.D.
Director, Graduate Studies in Sustainability
Meiburg served as Acting Deputy Administrator for the EPA from 2014 to 2017, capping a 39-year career with the agency.
ALUMNA PROFILE
STACI KYLE

THE SUSTAINABILITY GRADUATE PROGRAM has worked diligently to form community partnerships. We, as students, benefit from the network that the program has established: one it gives us exposure to the varying entities, two it gives us exposure to their personnel which will help us network for the future.

Staci is a former school administrator and teacher, now she works with the Yadkin River Keeper on grant writing.

ALUMNI PROFILE
Phillip Hunsucker

THE MA IN SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM has provided me with the education and opportunity I needed to succeed as a champion of sustainability in the working world. I recommend the program to anyone looking to weave sustainability into their life’s work.

Phillip has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and is now an Environmental Sustainability Engineer with Hanesbrands, Inc.

ALUMNI PROFILE
MICHAEL APER

MICHAEL APER served as a combat Infantryman in the United States Army from 2007 to 2010. During his time in service he deployed to South Korea and Afghanistan. As a member of the 4th Infantry Division, his unit was one of the first to deploy during the troop surge of 2009. During the deployment, his unit conducted route clearance operations and worked alongside Afghan Nationals to improve the local economy in a remote area outside of Kandahar. Upon returning in 2010, he was honorably discharged and began college at Northern Arizona University. In 2013, he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Community Development and Sustainability.

Articles About Michael Aper:
Sustainability Grad Student Sets Example

ALUMNI PROFILE
PHILIP HENSON

PHILIP HENSON  earned an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1991 (BSIE ’91) and is a 2015 Masters of Arts candidate, seeking a graduate degree in sustainability from Wake Forest University. In addition to being a full-time student, Mr. Henson is a seasoned textile industry working professional and member of the facility engineering team at Hanesbrands, which is responsible for facilities engineering, energy demand, environmental compliance, and workplace safety for Hanesbrands’ global operations. He is an ambassador for environmental sustainability and seeks to apply concepts of responsible resource stewardship to communities where we work, live, and play.

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CENTER FOR ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

VISION

CEES advances the global understanding of the interrelationship between humans and nature through the development of knowledge, technology, and leadership necessary to foster, protect, and restore human and environmental well-being.

MISSION

We support the development of prosperous, secure, and resilient human communities that create a sustainable balance between resource use, the maintenance of ecosystems, and the social, cultural and economic vitality of the citizenry.  CEES serves as a catalyst and facilitator, bringing together the expertise of the faculty, the passion of students, and the knowledge and needs of the community to advance the research, teaching, and practice of sustainability across the region and globe.  

THE SUSTAINABILITY GRADUATE PROGRAMS at Wake Forest University