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Sustainable Environmental Systems Electives - Spring 2018

The 40-credit Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Systems is a trans-disciplinary STEM program in graduate sustainability studies with a curriculum focused on the nexus of environmental policy, science and design.

All four programs inside the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment focus on applied research. Through studios, theses, capstones, demonstration projects, research initiatives, partnerships and public programs, students have an opportunity to make an impact. To learn more about our approach and collaborations visit the Research and Impact page.

The SES program is unique in its practice based approach and emphasis on experiential learning opportunities tailored to each student’s interests. Students learn from leading edge NYC practitioner faculty whose expertise include: Integrated Urban Systems Designs for water, energy, and solid waste, Environmental and Social Justice, as well as Sustainable and Resilient Community Development. Students will study environmental sustainability with artists, designers, architects, planners, preservationists, and environmental managers.

At Pratt, our approach to sustainability is trans-disciplinary, as evident in our alliance of graduate degrees known as the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. Our faculty and students represent a wealth of disciplines and they truly believe that solutions to complex urban issues can only be developed through many points of view. As part of the graduate School of Architecture, we are immersed in one of the nation’s top art and design schools. We place particular importance on the development of critical analysis, systems thinking, oral presentation, and writing skills.

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