Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Private
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $65
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Environmental Policy
Climate Science and Policy
Environmental Education
Sustainable Business
Joint Degree Programs in Policy & Law, Policy & Education & Peace Corps Programs

Our Program

Our graduate programs offer students access to the knowledge, & tools necessary to build a sustainable future.

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. At Bard, students work in collaborative teams learning how to build businesses and not-for-profit organizations that combine economic, environmental, and social objectives into an integrated bottom line that creates not only healthier businesses, but also a more sustainable world. Graduates of the Bard MBA transform existing companies, start their own, and pioneer a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect.

Bard CEP offers M.S. programs in Sustainability that uniquely integrate an extended professional internship with a rigorous core curriculum, focused on developing leadership careers "changing the rules" in government, business and non-profits. We are living at an extraordinary moment in human history: Can we meet the needs of soon-to-be ten billion people in a world in which we are already fighting over water, oil, topsoil, forests, fish and biodiversity, and which is getting hotter all the time? Our graduates are leading the work to rewire the world with clean energy, reimagine the global food system, redesign cities across the planet, regenerate forests, grasslands, lakes and oceans, reinvent transportation, and in doing all this, provide for human needs sustainably. 


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $65


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  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt Admissions Interview
  • checkbox-alt Online Application

Application Deadline

January 15

March 15

May 15

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 100 Students
  • Female

    female 60% Female
  • Male

    male 40% Male


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Clubs & Associations

Bard Net Impact

Student Government

Bard College Office of Sustainability

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Bard MBA Carbon Footprint Committee

What Our Students Say

  • "The Bard MBA fits my lifestyle. I live in Atlanta while working full-time for a major trauma center and safety net hospital system. The once-a-month, low-residency program allows me to have the best of both worlds—an elite education and a life."

    Martin Freeman, MBA in Sustainability ‘18
  • "With my background in human rights and law, I joined the Bard MBA program to expand my toolkit. The program continues Bard's tradition of egalitarian engagement with world issues while providing a concrete focus in sustainability management. This preparation gives me ready and applicable skill sets for problem solving in the 21st century.”

    Beatrice Ajaero, MBA in Sustainability ‘17
  • While the M.S. gave me the technical know-how and scientific expertise to analyze and diagnose problems, the MBA gave me the business lexicon and skills to find solutions to those problems. The dual MS/MBA has been invaluable as a my work as a corporate sustainability consultant. The dual MS/MBA is a versatile, broad-ranging and helpful - if intense - academic path that I'm thankful I chose to tread." 

    Rochelle March, MS/MBA ‘15

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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