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MA Sustainability

Hawai'i Pacific University
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Honolulu
English
Spring 2021

Program description

MA Sustainability

Across the world, there is a growing need for sustainable and resilient solutions to many of the complex problems we face. As the need becomes more and more apparent, the demand for sustainability professionals increases as well. The Master of Arts in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development (MAGLSD) is designed to prepare students to lead change initiatives in a globalizing world in the growing field of sustainability. Students learn to search for the underlying causes of global environmental, economic and social problems and design and lead responses that produce sustainable outcomes for the current and future generations.

Admission requirements

Online application, resume, 2 LOR's, Essay questions, Conferred Degree Transcript, English Proficiency

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Program content

Core Courses

  • Global Climate Change
  • Sustainable Human Systems
  • Seminar in Environmental Governance
  • Research Methods for Environmental and Social Policy Formation
  • Industrial Ecology and Sustainability
  • An Environmental History of the Modern World
  • Global Markets in Transition
  • Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development

Core Elective

  • Advanced Photovoltaic Systems Design
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Sustainable Building Science
  • Geographical Information Systems 2: Spatial Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Special Topics in Environmental Science
  • Sustainability Strategies and Indicators
  • Special Topics in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development
  • Globalization, Environment, and Sustainability Development Practicum
  • Nonpaid Internship
  • Directed Readings in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Tuition fees

Tuition fee is $1,125 per credit.

Qualification

Students who successfully complete the Master of Arts in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development program will:

  • Think systemically and thus identify and analyze the structural causes that underlie global issues and problems.
  • Search collaboratively for solutions to global problems and issues that meet the expectations of multiple stakeholders within ecological limits.
  • Critique events decisions, and issues related to globalization in terms of both their short and long-term consequences across multiple stakeholders, including the natural world.
  • Recognize that the dynamic, complex and interdependent nature of globalization forces requires transparency and democratic processes for optimum solutions if social justice is to be achieved.
  • Analyze global issues using systems thinking concepts and tools, e.g. causal-loop diagrams, timeline analysis, structural analysis.
  • Engage in self-reflection of their leadership potential and put in place a personalized plan to develop the leader within.
  • Conceptualize, initiate, and lead change programs that enhance the sustainable development dimension of human systems.

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About this institute

Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. HPU is home to over 5,500 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries around the world. Our campuses are unique, with the excitement...


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Why study at Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. We are home to over 5,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries around the world. Our campuses are exquisitely unique. HPU combines the excitement of an urban campus located in downtown Honolulu with the serenity of a campus set in the green foothills of the Ko‘olau mountains and an Oceanic Institute bordering the Pacific Ocean. All three are less than a 30 minute drive from the infamous Waikiki.

Our curriculum, which builds on our diversity by combining American educational traditions with global perspectives, emphasizes on rigorous intellectual engagement and social responsibility. The hands-on learning approach in combination with small class sizes and an inspiring teaching faculty ensure that students get the most of their studies.

All that combined is what makes HPU a one-of-a-kind destination.

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Felix Schieseck
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Many exciting discussions and questions were answered immediately. The topics were explained in detail, so that everyone could understand them. Varied teaching methods with both individual and group tasks. Very pleasant course atmosphere.

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Hawai'i Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive
96813 Honolulu Hawaii
United States of America

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