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.

Why Georgetown’s M.S. Environment and Sustainability Management?

MS-ESM Info Session

Watch our virtual information session featuring a program overview and application tips.

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

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Admissions Overview

Learn more about the program admissions requirements, application deadlines, and more.

Admissions Overview

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

Former Global ESG Director Provides Insight on Sustainable Finance Strategies

Natasha Braginsky Mounier (SFS’91), former global ESG director at Capital Group, sat down with Maya Burney (MS-ESM’24) to discuss sustainable finance strategies from capital markets and in…

February 28th, 2024

Caring for Our Common Home: Langston Swafford (MS-ESM’24)

During the month of February, Georgetown McDonough joins the nation in commemorating Black History Month. To celebrate, we are spotlighting several of our exceptional Black students in the McDonough c…

February 28th, 2024

Georgetown’s MS-ESM Program Receives Yellow Ribbon Funding To Support Veterans

In an effort to enhance access to educational opportunities for veterans seeking advanced degrees, the M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) program at Georgetown University is no…

February 7th, 2024

A Year in Review: Georgetown McDonough’s Top Moments of 2023

As the calendar year comes to a close, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is celebrating the successes, milestones, and accomplishments of 2023. We advanced key strategic initiatives, announc…

December 19th, 2023

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