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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