Chatham University

The Master of Sustainability (MSUS) program – part of Chatham's Falk School of Sustainability & Environment – is a cohort-based program that educates and trains the sustainability leaders of tomorrow.

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Choose from five tracks to tailor your master's in sustainability education: Urban and Energy Systems, Ecology and Resource Management, Business and Innovation, Food Systems, and Policy and Economy

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Apply for a range of funding opportunities through the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment that come with unparalleled learning experiences.

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Live, learn, and research at the first campus in the world built from below the ground up on the principles of sustainability, Eden Hall Campus.

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Draw on the ample resources of Eden Hall Campus (our sustainable living-learning laboratory) and of Pittsburgh, PA, a city undergoing a green transformation.

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Master of Sustainability track: Urban and Energy Systems


Develop expertise in planning and implementation of sustainable community development, water and energy systems, local food systems, and transport systems. Students work closely with Pittsburgh city authorities, community groups, and NGOs dedicated to creating a more sustainable city.

Featured Courses 

  • SUS640: Sustainable Community Development
  • SUS683-1: LEED Certification
  • SUS 514: Building Sustainable & Resilient Cities



Master of Sustainability track: Ecology and Resource Management


Empowers students to play critical roles in managing natural resources in the public sector, the corporate world and in NGOs, whether in wilderness, rural or urban environments.

Featured Courses

  • FST613: Community Research, Food and Health
  • SUS508: Environmental Statistics
  • SUS601: Applied Ecology



Master of Sustainability track: Business and Innovation


Students learn to navigate complex economic and policy environments to create new businesses and innovate within existing ones.

Featured Courses

  • BUS552: Managing Non-Profit Organizations
  • BUS639: Sustainable Assessment and Reporting
  • SUS516: Sustainable Decision Analysis


Master of Sustainability track: Food Systems


Provides students with the professional skills and knowledge to make a real difference in the operation of our local and national food systems, from farm through processors and retailers to the dinner table.

Featured Courses

  • FST518: The Business of Food and Agriculture
  • FST 520/L: Basic AgroEcology (w/Lab)
  • SUS526: Sustainable Aquaculture



Master of Sustainability track: Policy and Economy


Students learn to understand the present regulatory environment and how it is formed, to effectively lobby for change in policy and regulation and to assist in drafting new policy.

Featured Courses

  • BUS639: Sustainable Assessment and Reporting
  • SUS562: Economics of the Environment
  • SUS625: Restorative Environmental Justice


Eden Hall Campus

Located 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh, Chatham's Eden Hall Campus is the world's first academic community built from the ground up for sustainability. The grounds and infrastructure support research and learning around energy and climate; water and aquaculture; food and agriculture; community and health; and design and planning. Learn more at »

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MSUS graduates work for employers including:

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Contact Us

Trish Golla


Trish Golla, Assistant Director of Graduate Admission
Falk School of Sustainability & Environment
Chatham University, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 • (412) 365-1386

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