MS in Sustainable Design


College of Architecture & the Built Environment


Master of Science


East Falls


Online, On Campus, Hybrid (Online and On Campus)




1.5 - 2 Years


The MS in Sustainable Design program has a track record of success in the green building industry and our work and students continue to be recognized with both awards and scholarships.

Highlighted Program Awards

Architecture Award: BUILD

Recognized Leader in Sustainable Design Education – USA

National Institute for Building Sciences - Beyond Green

Best High Performance Building Initiative

United States Green Building Council

Excellence in Green Building Education Award: Higher Education Category

Delaware Valley Green Building Council

Leadership in Green Building Award

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Philadelphia Sustainability Award

Pennsylvania Resources Council

Leadership in Green Building Award

Highlighted Student Awards

  • MSSD Student, Josh Butz places third in the Prestigious Collab Competition, Philadelphia Museum of Art 2011
  • Kevin Frost: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) P3 Award grant
  • Ahreum Park: 2nd place Korea Sustainable Design CompetitionGil Rodriguez and Colm Otten
  • 2nd and 3rd place at the 2010 Isover International Design Competition
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th Place at the 2009 Isover International Design Competition