Chatham University

The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment
Academic Programs

From our renowned Food Studies program to our new Master of Sustainability, we invite you to explore the programs we have to offer. With a unique transdisciplinary approach to sustainability, our programs provide you unique skills, perspectives and problem-solving approaches not found in other programs today.


Master of Arts in Food Studies

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We are looking for students to join the third cohort of our highly successful Food Studies program. This degree provides students with a deep understanding of the issues surrounding food such as the environmental costs of food production and distribution, cultural issues, sustainability of communities, and safety of the food supply. With the growing interest in sustainable food practices, our goal is to help students learn to anticipate changes in new food culture and develop solutions that are economically feasible, culturally and environmentally sensitive, and sustainable.


Master of Sustainability

In Fall 2012, we will welcome the first cohort of students into our Master of Sustainability program. We are looking for highly-motivated students who are interested in a transdisciplinary, systems-based approach to sustainability. As a member of the inaugural class you will have the rare opportunity to help design the Eden Hall Campus, which will eventually house the School. All students will take courses in the foundations of sustainability, each student will then develop expertise in a focus area of interest. The program promotes experiential, collaborative learning in coursework, through internships, and through a capstone sustainability project. Students with any undergraduate background are encouraged to apply.


Certificate in Sustainable Management

Also we are offering an online Certificate in Sustainable Management. Designed to meet the needs of a range of employers, this certificate provides a practical foundation in the fundamentals of sustainability, taking an interdisciplinary systems perspective. Next, classes in business, organizational behavior and communications promote the application of these fundamentals in diverse settings — government, the private sector, not-for-profit organizations, and educational institutions. The program is open to any student with an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.