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Coterminal Master's Programs

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We offer current Stanford University undergraduates the opportunity to apply for a one-year coterminal Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.S.) in Sustainability Science and Practice (SUST). This interdisciplinary degree program equips students with the knowledge, mindsets, and practical skills needed to understand and intervene in complex systems to advance sustainability – securing human well-being around the world and across generations. Stanford students from any undergraduate discipline are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Degree Requirements

See more information about our coterminal master's degree requirements.

Degree Requirements


Kate Uhlman
MS '19

“The SUST program showed me the near-infinite possibilities available to me as a Stanford graduate interested in a sustainability career.”



To integrate and internalize core lessons from the SUST curriculum, each student completes a 120-hour practicum project of their own design, collaborating on a complex sustainability challenge with an outside partner and working through the types of constraints often faced by decision-makers and leaders. Students apply the leadership mindsets, knowledge, and skills from the curriculum to this practical experience and present their final analysis and reflections to faculty and peers.

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