Graduate School of Arts & Sciences announces new Master’s program to partner across disciplines to help solve the complex global issues of sustainability and the environment
I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new joint master’s degree program, M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM), in partnership with the McDonough School of Business and the Georgetown Environment Initiative.
This new STEM-designated program will leverage the University’s expertise in both environmental science and business. It will be led by co-academic directors Vishal Agrawal, Provost’s Distinguished Lapeyere Family Associate Professor, and Maria Petrova, Assistant Director of Graduate Education at the Georgetown Environment Initiative. The MS-ESM program is an exciting partnership that we hope will pave the way for additional cross-university collaborations.
We will begin marketing the program today to recruit the first class, which will begin in August 2022. The 11-month program will prepare students to become leaders equipped to manage the sustainability and resilience of their organizations in order to protect the natural environment.
Together with Paul Almeida, Dean of the McDonough School of Business, and Peter Marra, Director of the Georgetown Environment Initiative, I am grateful for the years of work and planning our faculty and staff have put into launching this degree, particularly Joyce Gray, Jennifer Hunt, and Alison DeBoer from the Graduate School; Peter Marra and Maria Petrova from the Georgetown Environment Initiative; Bob Thomas, Vishal Agrawal, Dennis Quinn, Edward Soule, Jennie Bai, Shelly Heinrich, Adam Hahn, Dale Koch, and Sofia Espino-Yaeger from McDonough; Ali Whitmer from the Office of the Provost; and Emanuela Del Gado from the College.
This is an exciting moment for the Graduate School, for the university, and for the students who will bring this program to life. Thank you to each of you who has helped us develop our plans to grow our degree programs while also addressing the importance of partnering across disciplines to solve complex global issues like sustainability and the environment.
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and Markos and Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Chair of Hellenic Studies