The Environment and Community Master of Arts in Social Science program is a two year, interdisciplinary graduate program focused on the diverse relationships between environment and community. This effort involves transcending a dichotomy between nature and society, and devoting attention to the built environment as well as the more-than-human world. We seek to better understand sustainability and community resilience within the context of social and environmental change at diverse scales ranging from the local to the global scale. The program is committed to conceptually rigorous, applied research on sustainability and equity. Students explore these topics through graduate seminars in three thematic dimensions. Capstone topics in this program include the following general themes: sustainable food systems, community-natural resource management interactions, environmental and social justice, environmental education, Native American/indigenous natural resource management, and sustainable urban communities. Our program alumni successfully pursue diverse careers.
The deadline to submit the CSU graduate application form for fall admission is February 1. The file completion deadline (all materials other than the CSU graduate application form) is March 1.