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MDS Sustainable Design Curriculum

Master of Design Studies, Sustainable Design

The low-residency/online format of the Masters in Sustainable Design enables it to be completed in four semesters, although the program allows some flexibility in scheduling online electives to allow room for work and other demands.

Included in the degree is a capstone project that connects theory and practice through mentored research and design.

Students with a design background may choose a building, landscape or interior project to design. Others may focus on a research, policy or business interest. The result is an educational experience that establishes a foundation of knowledge for launching a career in sustainable design.

A course in leadership is included in the final semester. In this course, students select an "opportunity scenario" from their professional lives and are coached in addressing this scenario with skills of leadership developed in the program.

  • Curriculum Outline
  • All Classes

Semester One

Semester Two

Semester Three 

  •  Sustainable Design Advised Elective
  •  Sustainable Design Advised Elective
  •  Sustainable Design Advised Elective
  •  Sustainable Design Advised Elective

Semester Four