Master of Science in
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.
- 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 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|
|Network & Data Systems||$12.10|
Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.
Students in this program can apply for and earn other academic credentials – graduate microcertificates and graduate certificates – while taking courses to complete this master’s degree. Learn more about stackable credentials in general and credentials specifically connected with this master’s degree program.
Stackable credentials are part of a sequence of credentials that can be accumulated over time. For example, a student who completes microcertificate (usually 3 courses or 9 credit hours) can use those credit hours toward other credentials, like a graduate certificate (usually 5 courses or 15 credit hours) or a master’s degree (usually 10 courses or 30 credit hours). Students need to apply for the credential and work with an adviser to chart out their pathway before they start taking courses to help ensure that all of the courses they take lead towards their educational goals.