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Sustainability

Sustainability
Studies

INNOVATIVE RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Help solve the biggest challenges of our time, from social injustices to climate change, when you enroll in the MA in Sustainability program at Hofstra University. This program takes a balanced approach in trying to understand how to make developed countries more sustainable while also addressing the sustainability crisis in the developing world. With a focus on entrepreneurship, community development and sustainability management, the program teaches students to be part of the emerging green economy. Work one-on-one with a faculty mentor, and develop a curriculum based on your own interests. Attend full- or part-time. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admissions team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at graduateadmission@hofstra.edu, or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for the MA in Sustainability program, you must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts online for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • 1-2 page letter of intent detailing professional and academic goals.

If you are a current Hofstra student interested in pursuing the dual BA/MA or BS/MA program, please contact your academic advisor.

Visit the Sustainability program page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.

Apply to the MA in Sustainability program at any time with our rolling admissions policy.

The Masters in Sustainability is awarded to students who successfully complete 30 semester hours.

Visit the Sustainability program page to learn more.

Faculty Profiles

Annetta Centrella-Vitale

Annetta Centrella-Vitale is an instructor of Sustainability Studies in the Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability and manages projects at the National Center for Suburban Studies. She holds an M.S. in marine environmental science and worked for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a marine resource specialist and as an oceanographer for the Naval Oceanographic Office. She has been building partnerships in sustainable agriculture projects on Long Island. She is a member of the Long Island Regional Council Natural Assets and Tourism working group and is on the Board of the Directors for the Friends of Hempstead Plains and LI GreenMarket.

Meet Professor Centrella-Vitale

J Bret Bennington

Dr. J Bret Bennington, Professor and Chair, has taught at Hofstra since 1993. His research in paleontology involves the quantitative analysis of the fossil record to learn about the evolution of ecological communities over long intervals of time. Other paleontology projects involve studies of marine ecosystems in the Devonian, Carboniferous, and Cretaceous periods, as well as the statistical analysis of fossil footprints.

Meet Dr. Bennington

Jase Bernhardt

Jase Bernhardt is trained in meteorology in climatology and teaches courses in sustainability, climate change, and weather at Hofstra. His research involves the application of immersive technologies such as virtual reality to issues in hazard communication. Jase's work has been featured in media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Weather Channel, and Reuters.

Meet Dr. Bernhardt

Emma Farmer

Dr. E. Christa Farmer, Professor in the GES Department, graduated in the first class of Earth Systems students at Stanford University, worked for the US Forest Service, then studied paleoclimatology at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. At Hofstra since 2004, she has taught Environmental Geology, Paleoclimatology, and General Oceanography, among other courses. Recently her research has focused on environmental signals in marsh sediment cores, and communication of hurricane risks.

Meet Dr. Farmer
Annetta Centrella-Vitale
J Bret Bennington
Jase Bernhardt
Emma Farmer

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at graduateadmission@hofstra.edu.