Environmental Sustainability Graduate Program

Earn your Graduate Degree Studying Environmental Sustainability and its Connections to Human Rights and Animal Protection

Have you heard about our environmental sustainability graduate program? Do you want to learn how to protect and restore the environment? Do you consider sustainability to be an essential component of a just and humane world? Do you want to pursue an environment studies degree that’s intersectional in nature and helps you create a world in which ecosystems, people, and animals, can all thrive?

If so, we have online environmental education graduate programs for you! At the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), our unique graduate programs with Antioch University (M.Ed., M.A., Ed.D., and Graduate Certificate) will prepare you to teach about the environmental issues that most concern you, communicate and educate effectively, and become a solutionary who makes a difference in the world.

Environmental Sustainability Graduate Program Institute for Humane Education

Become a Humane Educator and be a Force for Change

Learning about environmental issues and sustainability is one thing; making a difference and addressing environmental problems is another. As you think about what you’re most passionate about, what you love to do, and what you’re good at, consider whether humane education – a field through which you’ll bring your passion for sustainability to others in ways that inspire positive action, compassionate choices, and solutionary thinking – might be the ideal career for you.

With our programs, you don’t have to choose between an environmental graduate degree or a human rights degree or an animal protection degree or an education degree. You can study all these issues through an intersectional and sustainability lens that helps you teach others to be solutionaries who solve problems in ways that do the most good and least harm for everyone: the environment, people, and animals.

Moreover, you’ll learn within an online community full of people who also care about creating a sustainable world. In fact, because people come to our graduate programs from many arenas and passionate about different issues, you’ll get to learn with and from each other so that everyone is enriched and becomes a comprehensive educator connecting sustainability, animal protection, and social justice. Plus you’ll receive your degree from the leader in progressive education, our partner Antioch University.

Environmental Sustainability Graduate Program Institute for Humane Education

Our Unique Approach to Integrating Environmental Studies within a Humane Education degree will enable you to:

  • Connect environmental issues to human rights, social justice, animal protection, and education
  • Educate others in positive ways that inspire them to make a difference
  • Learn from experts in environmental studies, sustainability, as well as animal protection, animal behavior, and social justice.
  • Build a community of like-minded graduate students who share your commitment to a sustainable world.
  • Choose between an M.Ed. degree, M.A. degree, Graduate Certificate, or Ed.D. specializing in humane education – all programs that are unique in the world!

Become a Solutionary and Educate Others to be Solutionaries

One of the most powerful ways that we can create change is to become a solutionary, a person who is able to identify unsustainable, unjust, and inhumane systems and then create solutions that do the most good and least harm for everyone. In our online graduate programs you’ll not only learn how to become a solutionary yourself, and bring a solutionary lens to environmental problems that concern you, but also to educate others to be solutionaries. This kind of learning is positive, energizing, and hopeful. If you find yourself despairing about the future of our Earth and its species, we invite you to join a program that will provide powerful tools and ways of thinking to avert environmental catastrophes.

As teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, reminds us, “Once we start to act, hope is everywhere.” Our programs will help you think and act like a solutionary. Here’s a 90-second video to provide a taste of what solutionaries can and will achieve.

Learn More and Apply Now

To learn more about the ways in which we environmental studies into a broader context of justice, rights, education, animal protection, and sustainability for all, visit the Graduate Programs page on our website. You can also complete this inquiry form to connect with the program director to discuss how your commitment to the environment and interest in an environmental education degree can be met through comprehensive humane education.

The Earth needs humane educators speaking and teaching on their behalf. Moreover, we all need spokespeople who understand how to inspire others, instill compassion, and foster solutionary thinking on behalf of all life.