CCSU Geography - MS Geography Sustainability

Department of Geography


Geography with Specialization in Global Sustainability, M.S.

Program Rationale

The M.S. in Geography: Global Sustainability Specialization is a 30 credit graduate degree program designed to enable students to examine global environmental, social, and economic challenges facing society and to explore possible sustainable solutions to these challenges.

Additional Learning Outcomes for Sustainability Specialization

In addition to the learning outcomes stated above, graduate students will also be expected to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to explain sustainability in the global context.
  • Demonstrate an empirical grasp of the human-environment relationship.
  • Be able to apply geographic theories and methods to research and communicate sustainability issues.

Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the graduate program must comply with all requirements in the current graduate catalog.

A maximum of 9 credit hours total may be 400-level courses.

Capstone Requirements

Students must select a plan below:

Plan A, 30 credits, including a thesis (GEOG 599).
Plan C, 30 credits, including a special project (GEOG 595) instead of a thesis.
Note: Plan B, comprehensive exam (GEOG 597), is not available with this program.

Program Worksheet

Students must complete the following form with their advisor and receive University approval prior to the completion of 15 credits: Program Worksheet for MS Geography, Global Sustainability Specialization

Additional Information

Graduate study in Geography does not provide teacher certification.

For further information, contact the Geography Department at