Sustainable Communities (MS)

Program Overview

Do you want to be a leader helping to make the world a better place where natural resources are protected and people have access to safe housing, uncontaminated food and reliable public services? If so, you’ll be right at home in Binghamton’s Master’s in Sustainable Communities program. Sustainability is one of the fastest-growing fields in our society, and Binghamton’s program is the first within the State University of New York (SUNY) system and one of the few of its kind in the country. 

Degrees Offered

  • MS in Sustainable Communities

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

In our highly customizable master’s program, students, develop effective analytical, leadership, and communication skills, preparing them to become skilled problem solvers and policymakers. Our curriculum includes broad sustainability concepts applicable in both the public and private sectors.

We engage sustainability professionals, citizens, and local officials — in the classroom and in the field. Community engagement is vital and we have done professional projects for the local public transit agency, housing authority and numerous municipalities.

After You Graduate

Our graduates include public officials, community leaders, managers and planners, and are at the forefront of creating clean, equitable and economically vital communities. Think of our program as public service for the planet!

Admission Requirements


There are many funding and scholarship opportunities at Binghamton. We encourage prospective students to review available program-specific scholarships and awards, and visit the program's website for additional information. Note: Master's students are generally self-funded, although funding opportunities occasionally arise.

Accelerated/4+1 Degrees

You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years!

Dual/Double Degrees

Our double/dual degrees allow students to earn two separate master's degrees at the same time in as little as 3 years!

For more information, visit the Sustainable Communities website.