Graduate School


Considering applying to Graduate School? Below is a list of schools Xavier Alumni have considered, and valuable resources for considering and applying to grad school.


University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Environment

The Gund Institute for Environment brings scholars and leaders together to accelerate research, uncover solutions and tackle the world's most pressing environmental issues. Based at the University of Vermont, the Gund Institute is a newly expanded campus-wide center for interdisciplinary research, where more than 100 faculty fellows, global affiliates, postdocs, and graduate students collaborate to understand the interactions among ecological, social and economic systems. Consistent with our mission, we seek students interested in advancing research frontiers and addressing concrete environmental issues.

  • PhD - Ecological Economics (also Graduate Certificate)

Rubenstein School of Environment and Nautral Resources

Students in the Rubenstein School work closely with faculty who are dedicated to applied environmental research in service of society and have very active research programs. Faculty take an integrated approach to their research projects, work with other faculty teams in the School, and collaborate nationally and internationally with other researchers.

  • PhD/MS - Natural Resources
  • M.P.S. - Leadership for Sustainability
  • MELP/MS - Natural Resources (w/ the Vermont Law School)


Duke University

Nicholas School of the Environment

  • MEM - Environmental Policy
  • MEM - Environmental Management
  • MF - Master of Forestry

The Nicholas School of the Environment provides a unique opportunity for aspiring environmental leaders to pursue their passions. Bringing together bright, talented and ambitious people from across the globe whose interests are from conservation to climate change and everything in-between.


Indiana University

School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

  • Master of Public Affairs
  • MPA - MS Environmental Science
  • MA Environmental Sustainability

SPEA offers the #1 ranked MPA program in the nation. And, our Nonprofit Management, Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management, and Public Finance and Budgeting concentrations are each ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report. Our Public Management and Administration concentration is #3.


Xavier University

This program is designed to bring students from different backgrounds and experiences together to address the challenges of climate change and what it takes to build a career around making impactful, positive change. Student will gain the theoretical framework and hard skills to be well qualified for the growing field of sustainability and resilience.

More MBA students choose Xavier than most other local programs combined. And for good reason. The value, quality and networking opportunities provided by the Xavier MBA are a return on your educational investment that is unmatched in the region.

Learn how to solve today's social problems by focusing on that space where private and public interests intersect and where the relationship between them is continuously being defined, examined and reimagined. As a graduate of the program, you will be able to articulate your vision; design and develop innovative systems; critically engage with and begin to solve complex problems; make decisions based on careful planning and evaluation of risk; and effectively communicate.


University of Notre Dame

ESTEEM Program (Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Innovation)

ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it. By the time they graduate, due to the rigorous academic experience, exposure to real-life business ventures, and exceptional mentorship, ESTEEM students find their technical skills impactful and marketable in a rapidly changing economy. Students are launched into career tracks outside of narrow technical roles, taking positions of leadership at the intersection of business and innovation.


Depaul University

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

Develop the skills to assess the environmental impacts of organizational decisions in DePaul's MS in Sustainable Management program. You'll learn how to develop and implement sustainable strategies for managing human, financial and natural resources in today's marketplace. Our multidisciplinary program incorporates courses from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, the College of Science and Health, and the College of Communication.


Western Kentucky University


The Graduate Certificate in Business Sustainability provides an educational framework of sustainable business opportunity to equip current and future business leaders. You can choose sustainable business as an emphasis area along with your M.B.A. or take it as a stand-alone program. The program is available in a convenient online format featuring bi-term courses of approximately 7 weeks.


University of Leeds

United Kingdom

The Sustainable Cities program tackles this skills shortage by equipping you with the knowledge and tools necessary to become an urban sustainability leader. On this program you will experience urban sustainability first hand, blending concepts and theories with real world problems and solutions.


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Schools Alumni attended:  Miami University, University of Notre Dame, Indiania University, Depaul University, Xavier University, Western Kentucky University, and more!

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