Deann Garcia ’15, MA, talks about studying sustainable design at MCAD.

Change your perspective.
Change your designs.
Change our world.

MCAD’s fully online master of arts in sustainable design was created for busy working professionals who are passionate about sustainability. The program enlists a global community of students and world-class instructors working together to push the sustainability envelope forward across a variety of disciplines and industries. 

This program is ideal for students who are seeking a deep understanding of the cutting-edge theories, practical applications, and leadership strategies of sustainable design in order to forge new paths in this continually evolving field.

Just 30 credits and 5 semesters stand between you and your master's. Complete the fully online program anytime, anywhere.

Throughout this Online Program You Will:

  • Explore innovative sustainable design techniques and processes
  • Join an international network of sustainability professionals
  • Develop collaboration, leadership, design strategy, and problem-solving skills
  • Complete a cutting-edge sustainability thesis project
  • Gain actionable knowledge that keeps you and your organization at the forefront of this increasingly important field

Learn more on the sustainable design program blog.


Not Ready to Commit?

Try an online sustainable design course offered through MCAD Continuing Education.

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Alumni Spotlight

Victor Palacios

Victor Palacios ’15

Victor Palacios is a project manager and senior designer for Frank P. Key & Associates Architects. He is highly proficient in adapting to new design and construction technologies, and doing efficient, cost effective buildings where the motto is “fewer pieces, better pieces.”

Faculty Spotlight

Holly Robbins

Holly Robbins, Adjunct Faculty

Robbins is a partner and creative director of This Is Folly, a design studio in Minneapolis. Previously, she spent eight years as creative manager/director at Target Corporation, worked at various advertising agencies and design firms, co-founded the design partnership Studio Flux, and did a tour of duty at Greenpeace.