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Georgetown’s Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) is a jointly offered degree that blends scientific knowledge with business principles.

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Why Georgetown’s M.S. Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM)?

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.

11 monthsfull-time, interdisciplinary program
On-campuslocated in Washington, D.C.
Environmental science + business foundationdelivers comprehensive knowledge needed to be a leader in environment and sustainability
ESM Student reaching towards plants

Choosing Georgetown’s MS-ESM

Our STEM-designated MS-ESM program combines scientific knowledge with business principles to prepare students to create a more just world. You’ll learn from world-renowned instructors from across disciplines and gain the comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience that is needed to address sustainability issues and create value for organizations across the globe.

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