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    Dec 03, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Sustainability, M.A.


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This program is offered fully online. (NOTE: The Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business Concentrations are not offered online)

Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Minimum Total Hours: 30
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 30.3301
Dept Code: CS
Major/College Codes: GBS / CS
Approved 2010

Concentrations:

Climate Change and Sustainability (CLT)
Entrepreneurship (ETR)
Food Sustainability and Security (FOO)
Sustainable Business (SBU)
Sustainable Energy (SUSE) 
Sustainability Policy (SUS)
Sustainable Tourism (SUT) 
Sustainable Transportation (STN) 
Water Sustainability (WSR) 

Also offered as a Concurrent Degree

Contact Information

College: Patel College of Global Sustainability

Contact Information:
http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
www.patel.usf.edu


The Patel College of Global Sustainability fosters sustainable urban communities and environments through collaborative research, education, and community engagement Its research generates innovations and new knowledge that help communities and nations around the world, including those in developing countries, to reduce their ecological footprint while improving their social, economic, and environmental sustainability parameters to make them healthier, more livable, equitable and more resilient

In this innovative 30 credit hour graduate major, the students will apply their passion for the environment with hands-on experiential learning through internships to find sustainability solutions. The major offers a multidisciplinary study of the environment and social and economic dimensions of sustainability, as well as training in research methodology to enable practitioners to make informed decisions and to create tangible change toward sustainable futures. All students are required to perform a mandatory internship in the public or private sector. Upon graduation, the students will be ready for careers in global sustainability that require a systems approach, teamwork, program planning, and policy development skills to solve sustainability issues in developing and developed nations.

Major Research Areas: Sustainable development, sustainability policy, environmental policy, green communities, ecotourism.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • GPA of at least 3.25 or greater; alternatively a GPA of at least 3.00 along with a GRE Verbal score of 153 (61 percentile) or higher, Quantitative of 153 (51 percentile) or higher and Analytical Writing of 3.5 or higher, all taken within 5 years of application.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors (signed, dated, and on official letterhead). Resume
  • Letter of Interest (up to 350 words explaining why the student is interested in Sustainability)

Curriculum Requirements


Total Minimum Hours - 30 credits

The M.A. in Global Sustainability degree offers a number of concentrations. Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as follows:

Core courses – 12 credit hours
Concentration courses – 9 credit hours
Electives – 6 credit hours
Internship/Research – 3 credit hours
Comprehensive Exam

Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)


Concentration Requirements (9 Credit Hours Minimum)


Students select at least one concentration.

Climate Change and Sustainability (CLT)


Choose three of the following courses:

Entrepreneurship (ETR)


Choose three of the following courses:

Food Sustainability and Security (FOO)


Choose three of the following courses:

Sustainable Business (SBU)


Choose two of the following courses:

Sustainable Energy (SUSE)


Choose three of the following courses:

Sustainability Policy (SUS)


Choose three of the following courses:

Choose two of the following courses:

Other courses may be considered by concentration Director and PCGS Academic Program Director.

Choose one of the following courses:

Choose two of the following courses:

Other courses may be considered by concentration Director and PCGS Academic Program Director.

  • IDS 6223 - Waste Not, Want Not: Reconsidering Waste, Re-purposing Wasted Resources Credit(s): 3
  • HMG 6246 - Organizational Effectiveness in Hospitality Credit(s): 3
  • Credit Hours: 2

Sustainable Transportation (STN)


Choose two of the following courses:

Other courses may be considered by concentration Director and PCGS Academic Program Director.

Water Sustainability (WSR)


Choose three of the following courses:

Additional Requirements

An additional 6 graduate hours is required. Any other concentration’s courses are preferred electives. Other courses may be considered by concentration Director and PCGS Academic Program Director.

Internship/Research Requirement (3 Credit Hours)


The required 3 credit Internship or Research Project will be completed in the student’s last semester

Note- for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) in the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program, the required 3 credit hour internship will be fulfilled by completing part or all of the required internship course (IDS 6946 ) locally or nationally.

Choose one of the following:

Comprehensive Exam


The Internship or research report serves as the program’s comprehensive exam. As part of this process students write a final report and deliver a presentation based on their internship work or research project.

Concurrent Degree


Also available as a Concurrent Degrees  

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