A sustainable future is up to you.

Enroll in an on-campus or online graduate program and make a difference, today.

General Overview

As the oldest comprehensive sustainability program in the south, we prepare the next generation of sustainability leaders who shepherd businesses, organizations and communities toward a future of resiliency. Whatever your academic or professional background, our innovative programs can add unique value to what you offer employers and clients.

As working professionals, we understand that your time is valuable. That’s why we have designed our graduate programs to overcome barriers that keep you from taking the next step in your career.

Choose from one of our three graduate program offerings and enroll in evening and weekend courses to help accommodate your busy schedule. Or take the same course from the convenience of your home through our online program at our new rate of $899 per credit hour.   Each one addresses a broad range of concepts that effectively engage most disciplines and does so through innovative curriculum, qualified faculty, small class sizes, hands-on learning opportunities, networking events and travel opportunities.

We make studying sustainability easy and relevant:

  • Night and weekend classes
  • Study online, on-campus or both
  • Convenient and rigorous programs
  • Connections to new and meaningful career paths 
  • Opportunities for almost any discipline
  • Practitioner and scholar instruction

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Graduate-level academic programs

  • Master of Science in Sustainability (online, on campus or both) is the first to be offered in the south and consists of 30 credit hours that can be completed in as little as 16 months. The program features four core courses, three advanced required courses, one sustainability concentration elective, a study abroad course experience and a capstone project. 
  • Dual MBA/Master of Science in Sustainability allows you to earn two diplomas in two years and is the first sustainable-focused MBA to be offered in Tennessee. The program combines principles of sustainability and business, equipping graduates with the credentials to become leaders within corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. Integrate ecological, social and economic issues into daily business decision-making processes in a triple bottom line.  
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability (online, on campus or both) is designed for those who seek a short-term educational experience with formal documentation. The program is equivalent to half of our MS degree with 15 credit hours, which may be completed in six to eight months. It features four core sustainability courses, plus an individual capstone project or alternative elective. 

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Next Steps

Contact Amy Goode at sustainability@lipscomb.edu or 615.966.6691

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ICM 5003 Survey of Conflict Management

Classes: March 2019

SU 6023 Sustainable Enterprise I

SU 6003 Sustainable Earth Systems