Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design

Boston Architectural College


The Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design is a 4-semester degree designed to teach students about the practices, processes, and materials with which we can create a truly sustainable built environment. The BAC is a national leader in online sustainable design education, and our coursework is built around whole systems thinking—the philosophy that design of the built environment should be engaged with the larger systems of nature and society.

The curriculum covers subjects ranging from green building design to sustainable community planning to policy and advocacy. Coursework is highly customizable, examining everything from energy, water, air quality, and materials and resources to preservation, construction management, land use, and research methods. A final practical thesis project allows students to explore an independent design or research project related to their specific area of interest.

Please see program link below for additional details.


  • Institution Name: Boston Architectural College
  • Department: School of Design Studies
  • Address: 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
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