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Sustainability Strategies, Graduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #531 (QS) , NY,
This post-master's certificate program in Sustainability Strategies prepares working and aspiring managers who are or aspire to be planners, directors, and consultants for environment-oriented nonprofits, emerging "green" industries, and planning and regulatory agencies.


In today's creative economy, successful models of public administration and business increasingly take into account the interconnections of ecological, social, and financial sustainability, the "triple bottom line" approach to planning and development. This has created a need for managers who understand actual and potential sustainability issues and are competent to devise strategies for achieving sustainability across the three dimensions.

The Certificate in Sustainability Strategies from The New School attests to successful completion of a short structured program of study designed to build competencies in defining and implementing sustainability as a value and a bottom-line management goal.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Climate Change and Cities
  • Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • Finance course requirement
  • Sustainability Perspectives and Practice
  • Leadership for Sustainability and Environmental Policy
  • One elective
Designed for working professionals, the program can be completed in one year of full-time study or on a part-time basis.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A graduate degree is required for admission to this certificate program. Students come from diverse fields, including law (JD), business (MBA and MS), public administration (MPA), architecture and design (MFA, MA), and engineering and natural science (MS). Students in the process of completing a master's degree at The New School may be able to complete the certificate program concurrently.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1530 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1530 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1530 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1530 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    1530 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1530 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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