The Catholic University of America

Sustainable Design

Master of Science in Sustainable Design (M.S.S.D.)

Two Year, Professional degree

The MSSD program consists of 30 credit hours of coursework. Students can enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. The majority of courses are held after 6:30PM to accommodate working professionals. There are no maximum or minimum time requirements to complete the program. A twelve credit hours certificate is also available.



Joint Degree
Students may enroll simultaneously in the school's accredited Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) program and the Master of Science in Sustainable Design.  This joint degree program allows students to obtain the two degrees at an accelerated rate.  The MSSD/M.Arch joint degree program requires a total of 79 semester hours of graduate credit, opposed to 91 hours to complete both degrees independently.