MSSD Program

MSSD Program

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The Masters of Science in Sustainable Design is an award-winning, trans-disciplinary, collaborative program, and one of the most well-established Sustainable Design graduate degrees in the world. As part of Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), it draws students of all academic and professional backgrounds. Our flexible curriculum and Thesis programs allow you to focus on building the knowledge and skills that matter to you, for the career you want- no design experience required.

Based on an integrated design education model, the program offers a unique advantage by introducing students early in the design process to experts, design options and real-world constraints. Students must quantify and build their ideas in a collaborative environment; actualization of projects can range from high performing sustainable design projects to sustainable initiatives for non-profits and start-ups. Industry partnerships feature prominently, providing networking opportunities and hands-on practice with real-world challenges. A strong integration with the design and sustainability community in Philadelphia provides students and graduates ample opportunities for internships, volunteer positions, and job placement. With flexible scheduling options, students can earn their M.S. in Sustainable Design in as little as 18 months with on-campus and online options.

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