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.

MS-ESM Info Session

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Explore the MS-ESM program curriculum components and course descriptions.

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Admissions Overview

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MS-ESM Viewbook

Learn more about this interdisciplinary degree from the program’s printed overview book.

MS-ESM Viewbook

M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management News

A Year in Review: Georgetown McDonough’s Top Moments of 2022

As the calendar year comes to a close, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is celebrating the successes, milestones, and accomplishments of 2022. We advanced key strategic initiatives, announc…

December 21st, 2022

Meet the First Cohort of the Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Management Program

The inaugural class of the M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) joined Georgetown this fall, coming from a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds and all sharing a common t…

December 21st, 2022

Georgetown MS-ESM Program Partners With Fulbright Greece To Offer a Matching Scholarship

Aspiring students, residing in Greece, who want to tackle environmental concerns through the power of business can now pursue the Fulbright Georgetown Partner Award to support their tuition for the M.…

December 20th, 2022

A Bird Researcher and a Business Alumna Innovate Environmental Solutions — and Find Hope

As part of our Spirit of Georgetown storytelling series, we spotlight a faculty member and an alumna who are working to advance environmental justice and sustainability and develop scalable solutions …

April 6th, 2022