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!

Admissions Requirements

Visit the Sustainable Communities Department website for program requirements.

Visit Binghamton’s graduate admissions website for general application requirements.

International students have additional requirements.

This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements.


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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!