Distance Learning
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Virtual Synchronous Classrooms

The Sustainability Graduate Program will be offered as virtual synchronous online courses (real-time, face-to-face classes meeting in an online virtual classroom) starting the 2021-2022 academic year.

Students can complete the entire degree remotely, including electives. Some in-person electives are available if on-campus classes are preferred.



The Master of Arts in Sustainability Graduate Program is a distinctive, interdisciplinary one-year program that combines the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, management and law. Courses taught include guest lecturers and off-site facility visits. As a result, students have unparalleled opportunities to engage with professionals beyond the Wake Forest campus. Apply Now! Applications are currently being accepted.

Sustainability Graduate Programs Core Courses

Taking the material covered in the four core courses, the Applied Sustainability course provides hands-on opportunities through group projects, providing direct interactions with organizations working in the field of sustainability. In the summer following the second semester, students will have the choice of completing a research thesis or internship to meet their final degree requirements. GRE scores are not required for application to the Master of Arts in Sustainability program.


Because the Sustainability Graduate Programs at Wake Forest University are highly selective and intentionally small, we offer institutional financial support. Institutional financial support is awarded on a rolling basis, so early application is highly encouraged. To ensure full consideration for institutional financial support, complete applications should be submitted by January 15. Applicants will be considered for institutional financial support after that time, but funds are limited.


Master of Arts in Sustainability

*Research thesis or internship requirements may be satisfied during the Fall, Spring or Summer sessions.