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Graduate programs

Are you interested in expanding your education and further developing your knowledge, skills and experience in a program that will help you make a positive impact? The College of Global Futures offers a number of research and professional graduate programs to increase your knowledge and skills in the areas of complexity, innovation and sustainability. There is an increasing demand for master’s and doctoral degree graduates who understand the complexity of the challenges we face, have transdisciplinary perspectives, are collaborative, have effective problem solving skills, and have the ability to envision and implement innovative solutions.

Master’s degrees

Master of Science in biomimicry

Use the world of biology to integrate biomimicry principles into your current or planned profession and learn to serve as a leader in a network of researchers and practitioners.

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Master of Science in global technology and development

The MS in global technology and development is a program in international development that examines social, economic and political development, and is concerned with the global disparity in wealth and access to resources between and among countries around the world.

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Master of Science in public interest technology

Do you have a passion for ensuring technology and innovation benefits society? Join us in this groundbreaking new program and become a leader in examining and using technology for social good, whether in the public or private sector or in nonprofit organizations.

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Master of Science and Technology Policy (MSTP)

How can science and technology improve people’s lives and reduce inequity and injustice? Advances in science and technology open up tremendous opportunities, but only if they are developed responsibly.

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Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership (EMSL)

Are you an experienced, working professional who wants to drive high-impact, transformative sustainability results for your company, organization, government agency, community or your career?

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Master of Sustainability Leadership (MSL)

Learn to drive high-impact, transformative sustainability results for your company, organization, government agency, community or your career. Learn from sustainability experts about organizational leadership through the lens of sustainability.

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Master of Sustainability Solutions (MSUS)

Do you want to learn how to implement sustainability initiatives? This program allows you to combine foundational sustainability courses with electives in your area of interest and practical experience.

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Master of Arts in sustainability

In this research-based master’s degree program, you collaborate with peers and faculty to generate new ideas and perform research to address critical sustainability challenges.

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Master of Science in sustainability

In this research-based master’s degree program, you collaborate with peers and faculty to generate new ideas and perform research that addresses critical sustainability challenges.

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Master of Science in sustainable food systems

Be instrumental in improving the health of people, communities and the planet once you have the necessary policy knowledge, strategic methodology and systems outlook provided by this program.

Doctoral degrees

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PhD in human and social dimensions of science and technology

Science and technology are powerful forces in the modern world. You can become an expert in creating and understanding innovative and inclusive futures that draw on diverse perspectives and methods, and shape the debates around innovation and public values.

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PhD in innovation in global development

Do you want to make an impact on issues facing humanity around the world? Are you interested in exploring an expansive view of the successes and failures of global development approaches?

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PhD in sustainability

If you want to conduct innovative research and develop effective solutions to sustainability challenges, you will benefit from studying with leading sustainability scientists and scholars in this customizable program.

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PhD in sustainability (complex adaptive systems science)

Research and develop solutions to sustainability challenges and serve as a bridge between disciplines in the development of these solutions. Learn from leading scientists and scholars in this flexible, interdisciplinary program that focuses on both sustainability and complex adaptive systems.

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PhD in sustainable energy

Learn how to develop transdisciplinary solutions that guide society toward a sustainable energy future. Receive training from leading sustainability scientists and scholars in this flexible, interdisciplinary program that integrates social, environmental and technical knowledge of energy systems.