Are you looking to make a global impact today? The Georgetown Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) is a jointly offered degree that blends scientific knowledge with business principles—a powerful combination that will enable you to decisively address looming environmental threats and help build a more sustainable future within almost any organization.

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The Earth Commons Institute along with the McDonough School of Business and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences created this degree with the understanding that science and business principles are both critical to achieving sustainability goals across the globe.

Georgetown’s MS-ESM is a full-time, 11-month interdisciplinary program held on-campus in Washington, D.C. The unique curriculum combines principles of environmental science with a foundation in business management, delivering the comprehensive knowledge you need to become a principled leader in environment and sustainability.

While learning and working toward a career focused on protecting the environment, you will enjoy the unparalleled access only Washington, D.C. offers to thought leaders, policymakers, industry experts, transnational organizations, global corporations, nonprofits, and government entities. Learn from instructors at the forefront of sustainability equipped with the creativity, knowledge, and technical skills needed to make a strategic societal impact within any organization or sector.

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Admissions Overview

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MS-ESM Viewbook

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M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management News

Georgetown’s M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management Students Address Real-World Issues During Capstone Projects

Students in the inaugural Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) cohort recently completed their capstone projects to culminate their experience in the 11-month progra…

July 10th, 2023

The Interdisciplinary Approach of the Georgetown M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management

Eleni Orfanos embarked on a transformative journey by enrolling in Georgetown McDonough’s M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management. Eleni shares how the program prepared her to combine her …

June 21st, 2023

Founder of Nexus Discusses How Technology Can Transform the Energy Landscape

The Business of Sustainability Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business recently hosted Sargon Daniel (B’04), founder of Nexus Renewable Power, for the inaugural Business…

June 1st, 2023

Georgetown Receives $21M From NIST to Train U.S. STEM Workforce

A group of Georgetown faculty secured up to $21 million in funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide laboratory experience and financial support to researchers …

May 12th, 2023

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