Coursework will prepare professionals to lead sustainability and resiliency efforts through their work and community roles. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the science, theory, and methods needed to assist them in making policy decisions and to realize the potential implications of their organizations’ policies. As a business or organizational leader, you can learn how to make informed decisions about policies and practices in environmental resiliency. And just as importantly, you learn effective ways to share this information with a variety of stakeholders. Learn the science behind environmental and climate changes and how implementing resiliency practices can mitigate the impact of those changes.


The quality of our faculty is exceptional in terms of being able to understand how to leverage theory and methods into actual practice. And I think it distinguishes our program."

Photo of Ken McCown- Ken McCown, professor and head of the Department of Landscape Architecture in the Fay Jones School

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  • Ecological literacy on environmental issues and the main challenges the 'built environment' causes to the planet’s systems.
  • Sustainability literacy: the five pillars of sustainability, how to measure success in sustainability, and the “infinity loop” in resilience frameworks.
  • The laws of physics and how they apply to sustainability and resilience, including the conservation of energy, the water cycle, etc.
  • Carbon and ecological footprints, sustainability principles and practices, and the ability to solve real-world or simulated problems using measurement frameworks.


Admission Requirements

Admission to the Environmental Resiliency master’s degree program requires admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School. Other admission requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Non-native speakers of English must meet the Graduate School’s English Language Proficiency requirement.



Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour
Library $4.41
Network & Data Systems $12.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. Students in online programs who take an on-campus course will pay on-campus fees, mandatory and college fees, for only the on-campus course.

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