100% Online MPA in Sustainability

Combat climate change while you advance your career.

You can drive initiatives in climate change solutions for governments, nonprofits, and businesses—earn the Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Sustainability online at Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Throughout the program, you’ll gain skills in economic viability, environmental protection, and social equity—the three pillars of sustainability— as well as organizational development and leadership.

Graduate able to inspire change, maximizing performance and outcomes while stewarding human, financial, and environmental resources.

100% Online

20–36 Months

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Learn in a Practical, Experience-Based Program

Immerse yourself in hands-on projects that build your skills at local, national, and international levels as you collaborate directly with our faculty, not teaching assistants, who combine academic expertise with years of professional experience.

Competencies Include:

Apply climate and sustainability science concepts to sustainability strategies and initiatives.

Conduct climate, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk assessment, including compliance and reporting.

Design, implement, manage, and evaluate sustainability-related programs and projects using a systems-thinking perspective.

Online Learning, Flexible Format

When you learn online with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, you can focus on advancing your education and career while maintaining your current schedule. Our part-time, online degree options were designed for professionals with busy lives.

Lead Sustainable Organizations

Prepare to develop and implement strategies that integrate environmental and social risks and opportunities with the mission of an organization, leaving a positive impact on society.

Careers in Sustainability Management

Our alumni actively mentor and recruit our students, helping them take the next step in their sustainability careers.

  1. Sustainability Manager | $87,299/year1
  2. Sustainability Officer | $110,000/year1
  3. ESG Analyst III | $119,030/year2
  4. General and Operations Manager | $123,030/year3
  5. VP of Sustainability | $159,343/year1

Do You Want to Change the World? We Will Teach You How.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is a graduate school of Middlebury College and a training ground for developing and implementing practical solutions. It is home to some of the world’s leading experts who will be your mentors, teaching you how to take your education and experience and make the difference you want in the world.

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