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Sustainable Systems MS

Develop a comprehensive understanding of the many facets of sustainability. In as little as one year, this sustainability degree will teach to you apply sustainability science principles to any field to help solve the world’s grand challenges—including pollution, food scarcity, public health crises, and more.

Program skills

Through a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum, students begin their degree with core courses in industrial ecology, risk assessment, the economics of sustainability, and more. Several electives from across the university will allow students to further tailor their degree to their talents and career goals, from sustainable craft brewing and distilling to corporate social responsibility.

Program facilities equipment

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability is dedicated to groundbreaking sustainability research and its business applications. Our research facilities are second to none, including Sustainability Institute Hall, a 75,000-sq.-foot, LEED Platinum certified research building and multiple state-of-the-art research centers.

Select program hiring partners

AVL Shanghai, Energy Aspects, Environmental Resources Management, Eversource Energy, GEA Consulting Engineers, Health Now, NC Clean Energy Technology Center, Owens-Illinois, Inc., RIT NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, Sunny Clean Water, VaCom Technologies


  • Architecture and Planning

  • Environmental Services

  • Health Care

  • Manufacturing

  • Oil and Gas

  • Utilities and Renewable Energy


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 67.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 17.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 67.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 17.00%
Alternative Plans 0%