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Graduate Programs Grounded in Sustainability & Social Equity

Presidio Graduate School
Oakland, CA

About

Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    Private
  • Application Fee

    $90
  • Financial Aid Available

    Yes

Degrees Offered

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

Our Program

At Presidio, we equip you to impact transformative change by integrating sustainability, social justice, and systems thinking into every course.

Our programs and pedagogy are different. We’ve specifically designed our academic programs to launch our graduates into impactful careers at corporations, nonprofits, impact-focused startups, and governments. Our faculty are dedicated practitioners working on the cutting edge of sustainability and social justice, and they bring real-world insights into the classroom. Our forward-looking curriculum integrates sustainability, equity, and social impact.

Through our leading Experiential Learning program, Presidio students 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.

Our students are different. Presidio students are bold, creative thinkers working to reimagine the methods and systems that have created or perpetuated some of our most intractable social and environmental problems. They challenge the status quo and dare to grapple with the most pressing issues—because we believe our world’s greatest problems present opportunities to design thoughtful, innovative interventions that prioritize equity and resilience.

We’re building a community of change because we’re filled with hope for a future that’s nurtured by the voices and actions of our students and graduates.​ We hope you'll join us!

Presidio is proud to offer generous scholarships opportunities. To learn more, schedule time with our Admissions Team.

Admissions

  • Application Fee

    $90

Requirements

  • Certified Academic Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume

Application Deadline

Admissions Deadlines

Fall Term | Classes begin mid-August

  • Early Admit: May 1
  • Round I: June 15
  • Round II: July 20

Spring Term | Classes begin mid-January

  • Early Admit: October 2
  • Round I: November 3
  • Round II: December 1

Student Body

  • Total Students

    140 Students
  • Female

    65% Female
  • Male

    35% Male

Inclusion

  • Dedicated Diversity Office
  • No GRE or GMAT required

Careers

Where are Presidio Alumni Making a Change?

  • Adobe
  • Google
  • HP
  • Salesforce
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • The RealReal
  • The North Face
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Slack
  • PG&E
  • REI
  • Genentech
  • Alaska Conservation Foundation
  • Iron Mountain
  • Mighty Buildings

What Our Students Say

  • Heather image

    "The exceptionality of Presidio students compared to those attending other MBA programs [is] that Presidians are drawn together by a mutual passion for making the world a better place."

    Heather, MBA in Sustainable Solutions ‘21
  • Sherezad image

    "I didn’t want to get an MBA to learn the same systems over and over again. I was looking for a school that would give me a different perspective."

    Sherezad, MBA in Sustainable Solutions ‘21
  • Libby image

    "At Presidio, instead of learning how it was done in the past, I learned to create how it will be done in the future."

    Libby, MBA in Sustainable Solutions ‘10
Heather image

"The exceptionality of Presidio students compared to those attending other MBA programs [is] that Presidians are drawn together by a mutual passion for making the world a better place."

Heather, MBA in Sustainable Solutions ‘21
Sherezad image

"I didn’t want to get an MBA to learn the same systems over and over again. I was looking for a school that would give me a different perspective."

Sherezad, MBA in Sustainable Solutions ‘21
Libby image

"At Presidio, instead of learning how it was done in the past, I learned to create how it will be done in the future."

Libby, MBA in Sustainable Solutions ‘10

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

  • Financial Aid Available
  • Application Fee Waivers Available
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Generous need and merit-based scholarships available