Master in Urban Sustainability Management
The Master program in Urban Sustainability Management offers a worldview of sustainability and urban resilience aiming at linking research to policy and practice. The program provides a holistic, meaningful, and up-to-date learning to enhance students’ professional development and opportunities in a global and local interdisciplinary context led by academic and industry experts. This uniquely designed program will be relevant for individuals who plan, design, build, commission, maintain or manage built environments.
We offer two alternate tracks for a Master’s degree:
- Track A: includes courses equivalent to 28 WSH (Weekly Semester Hours) and the writing of a thesis. The following is a list of MA theses written by Department’s graduates (in Hebrew).
- Track B: includes courses equivalent to 36 WSH, and completing a group project. The following is a list of MA final projects written by Department’s graduates (in Hebrew).
According to the performance of an applicant in his or her Bachelor’s degree, the MA committee may decide upon a complementary requisite study program, if need arises. Complementary studies are not part of the MA program and are not accredited courses, nor do they count in the final GPA.
All students are accepted to Track B (without thesis). By the end of the first year, those who seek to write a thesis will submit a declaration of intent, authorized by two advisers. The MA committee will weigh the student’s proposal and his or her academic achievements, and will decide upon transfer to Track A. A full research proposal, designated for outer-judgment, will be submitted no later than May of the second year of studies.
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible for a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from the University of Haifa. An attachment to the Diploma will formally acknowledge the specialization in Urban Sustainability Management.