Program Overview

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Binghamton University offers an innovative master’s program in Sustainable Communities. This program reflects vital community needs for collaborative policies, processes, and relationships. The curriculum spans several disciplines, including geography, public administration, and environmental studies. All students receive both theoretical and practical training focused on improving quality of life by integrating economic, social, and ecological issues and strategies.

Students may pursue double degree options in related fields. Binghamton University undergraduates may qualify for accelerated degree programs.

Degrees Offered

  • MS in Sustainable Communities

Double Degrees Offered

  • Double Degree in Public Administration and Sustainable Communities

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

Binghamton University prides itself on producing research that has practical impacts on the local community. Faculty and students in this program are encouraged to work together on research projects that integrate theories and methods to address real-world problems. Students are also encouraged to collaborate with faculty across the University to support the development of interdisciplinary and methodologically rigorous research on multifaceted issues. The City of Binghamton’s location in upstate New York provides a unique research perspective for students interested in studying both urban and rural communities. Students can also take advantage of the University’s close ties with community leaders and local businesses to supplement their field studies and gain experience working with diverse groups of citizens.

After You Graduate

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, sustainability professionals may follow a variety of career paths, but they all "promote environmental protection, social responsibility, and profitability.” Our first-of-its-kind Sustainable Communities program integrates the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities to expand your job opportunities.

Sustainability jobs continue to grow in every market sector. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the employment outlook for sustainability and environmental specialists is projected to grow more than 8 percent by 2030. A master’s degree in Sustainable Communities will allow you to pursue a career in many existing and emerging fields, including: government sustainability, conservation organizations, green transportation, urban planning, non-profit management, and many more.