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New online Master of Sustainability, Security, and Resilience program launching in fall 2021

Rebecca Harhai
April 30, 2021

Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is now enrolling for a new fully online Master of Sustainability, Security and Resilience program. The program, designed to prepare professionals for unprecedented, climate-based disruptions, will be part of the Environmental Studies Program portfolio.  

“Climate change and its impacts are major security threats, affecting supply chains, clean water, infrastructure, financial systems and communities,” Dr. Natalie Kruse, professor and director of the Environmental Studies Program, said. “This program aims to prepare people to understand both the stresses on our systems and the different strategies for overcoming challenges and making the systems more resilient.”

The five semester, 18-month program explores topics like community risk and resilience, environmental change management and leadership, and planning resilient systems to withstand climate change. Exclusively online and asynchronous, the program makes it possible for students to gain valuable skills and further their careers with limited interruption to personal and professional responsibilities.

The program aims to help current professionals build the skills they need to encounter new climate challenges. Climate change will have an impact on all business operations, so the program is ideal for a wide range of professionals like government employees, urban planning professionals, community and public health workers, and nonprofit and private sector professionals.

Visit our website for more information about the curriculum, admission requirements and enrollment information for the new program.