TEACHING PARTICIPATORY PRACTICE AS THE BEST WAY TO ADVOCATE FOR JUST, EQUITABLE COMMUNITIES

In response to the environmental challenges of the 21st century, including climate change, public and private sectors worldwide are seeking to “green” their practices. Today there is an increasing demand for environmental professionals who have a holistic understanding of the complex interactions that lead to environmental problems and are able to collaborate with multiple disciplines to identify and implement sustainable best practices.

See Sustainable Environmental Systems, MS Curriculum Overview and Yearly Plan of Study

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Through their studies in the Sustainable Environmental Systems program, students will:
  • Develop the ability to assess and critically examine environmental issues related to water and air quality, solid waste management, urban energy systems, and building performance.
  • Demonstrate a foundational understanding of the legal, economic and regulatory framework of federal, state, and New York City environmental policy and review.
  • Learn stakeholder engagement and uphold social and environmental justice while demonstrating the ability to engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary, environmental problem solving.
  • Develop an understanding of sustainable community development.
  • Design sustainable environmental policies and plans with verifiable indicators and metrics.
  • Understand and argue the cost of environmental externalities associated with current economic policy and development.
  • Develop a baseline level of technical proficiency and professional communication skills: written, oral, and visual.

APPLYING TO SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS MS

  • Applicants are welcome from all fields of study and should have received their bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the U.S or the equivalent from an international institution of acceptable standards. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. Applicants must submit, in addition to the general application requirements: (1) a resume and (2) writing sample. A visual portfolio is optional, depending on their background. The writing sample (or optional portfolio) should indicate an interest in or awareness of issues to be addressed in this program. The GRE or GMAT is not required or considered. The statement of purpose should be no more than 500 words. All documents but a visual portfolio should be uploaded to the application. Visual portfolio should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com.  A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students.

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