Program at a Glance
2 years (part-time)
MPA in Sustainability and Social Justice
MPA in Sustainability and Social Justice is hoping to reopen enrollment for Fall 2024
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In-Person Open House
Sunday, Jan. 14 | 1pm – 4pm PT | Register
Experience the vibrant pulse of Presidio firsthand at our upcoming Open House! Join us for an immersive in-person residency, providing a unique opportunity to connect and engage with our diverse community of students, faculty, and key staff members.
No Virtual Class Visits at this time
Experiential Learning and Job Shadowing
Presidio Graduate School’s MPA in Sustainability and Social Justice is interdisciplinary and defined by the practical application of transformative theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios. Presidio students work on projects to develop real solutions for premier companies, innovative startups, nonprofits, and government agencies. We encourage MPA in Sustainability and Social Justice students to think big by fostering bold, creative, and out-of-the-box ideas. Our students study at the intersection of theory and practice under the guidance of Presidio’s cutting-edge sustainability scholars and scholar-practitioners. Beyond our rigorous MPA in Sustainability and Social Justice curriculum, specialized electives, and premiere climate leadership, Presidio supports students through job shadowing with PGS Consults, internships, and expert industry career coaching.
You don’t have to wait until you graduate to start creating change—you can make an impact and expand your resume now. Learn more about experiential learning here.
Our forward-looking curriculum will equip you to create tangible, positive change utilizing sustainable solutions, responsible leadership, and systems thinking. See below for some of our featured courses or check out our full curriculum here.
Leadership in a Social Context
Examines the social and political structures that contribute to the current understanding of leadership and the ways that this understanding may reinforce systems of domination, such as patriarchy and white supremacy.
Systems Thinking for Social and Environmental Solutions
Probes systems thinking principles and dynamic systems modeling techniques to frame and define problems and to innovate solutions to complex social and environmental problems such as climate change and social inequity.
Research Methods and Policy Evaluation
Focuses on both qualitative and quantitative research methods in the public sector and explores how to use community-based, participatory-action research and data synthesis to inform holistic decision-making processes.
Policymaking for Sustainability and Social Justice
Explores how to design and implement holistic, effective, and cutting-edge policy solutions that consider business, government, and civil society in solving climate change, systemic racism, and economic inequity issues.
Managing Public Organizations
Reviews organizational and bureaucratic structures involved in program development and implementation, and explores effective systems, business processes, and decision-making of public organizations with an equity lens.
Why Choose Presidio?
Our program emphasizes sustainability, innovative policymaking, holistic decision-making, and collaborative leadership that will empower you to reimagine and redesign equitable systems, policies, and organizations.
Sustainability and diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t electives to us. They’re the foundation that all of our curriculum is built on.