MA in Environmental Leadership

The MA in Environmental Leadership prepares the next generation of innovative leaders to transform and guide communities and organizations toward an environmentally just and sustainable society. Employing an integrated, living-systems perspective and infused with insights from ecopsychology and contemplative traditions, the program offers a balance of theory, skills, inner development and experiential application. The two-year 39-credit residential program is composed of semester-long courses and an eight-day summer field course that includes a three-day wilderness solo. In the final year, students apply their leadership skills to a substantial project in collaboration with an organization or community group. Most classes are scheduled in the late afternoon and evening and on occasional weekends to accommodate working students.

MA Completion

This is a professional skill-based degree, which does not require a thesis. Students volunteer and work in an organization, and demonstrate competency by completing documentation, presentation, and formal assessment of their applied leadership project.