#1 MBA and MPA Programs in Sustainability

Presidio Graduate School
San Francisco, CA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Private
  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 88%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $90
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $68,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $68,000
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration
Master of Public Administration
Sustainability Graduate Certificates
Dual MBA/MPA in Sustainable Solutions

Our Program

At Presidio Graduate School, we prepare you for bold leadership by integrating sustainability, social justice, and systems thinking into every course.

Actions speak louder than just a degree.

By addressing global issues such as poverty, ecosystem degradation, and human rights, Presidio Graduate School (PGS) embeds sustainability and social justice into every MBA and MPA course we teach.

Through our leading Experiential Learning program, you will have an opportunity to apply climate and social sustainability solutions to real-world projects and work directly with a variety of companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations during your course of study.

The monthly in-person residencies of our hybrid format are taught in Oakland, CA (San Francisco Bay Area). Our flexible full-time and part-time enrollment enables you to complete your degree while still continuing to work. Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, all courses have moved 100% online. However, we are looking forward to meeting again in person each month as soon as it is safe. Scholarships are available!


  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 88%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $90


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  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt Resume

Application Deadline

Admissions Deadlines:

Fall Term: (August start)

  • January 15 (early admit), March 15 (round 1), May 1 (round 2)
  • June 15 (final)

Spring Term: (January start)

  • August 15 (round 1), October 15 (round 2)
  • December 1 (final)

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 140 Students
  • Female

    female 65% Female
  • Male

    male 35% Male


  • checkbox-alt Dedicated Diversity Office
  • checkbox-alt Sustainability Integrated Curriculum
  • checkbox-alt NO GRE or GMAT required

Clubs & Associations


Student Clubs and Organizations:

  • Quickfire Consulting and Community Engagement
  • International Sustainability Club
  • Outdoors Club
  • Diversity, Equity, & Social Justice Committee
  • Social Venture Finance Club
  • PGS Sustainable Food Club
  • Sustainable Fashion Club
  • Net Impact, Presidio Chapter
  • Student Reps and Board Advisory Committee

What Our Students Say

  • “I expected the intelligence and the passion of my classmates… what I didn’t expect was the supportive community that I would be joining.” 

    Karin, MBA/MPA Dual in Sustainable Solutions ‘19

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $68,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $68,000
  • Financial Aid Available

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  • Average Financial Aid Offer

    grad-aid $28,500

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Application Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-alt Need and Merit based Scholarships awarded up to 50% tuition.