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Master of Research (M.Res.) in Sustainability

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There are few more critical concerns facing the world than how materials are managed causing sustainability, the practice of maximizing resources, to become ever more technical and demanding. A first of its kind program, the Master of Research (M.Res.) in Sustainability offers sustainability experts the STEM knowledge and research skills needed to make strides in this growing field with opportunities in multiple sustainability specialities including the mechanical, systems, avionics and material resources, and manufacturing sectors.

According to PayScale.com, early career sustainability specialists who have a bachelor's degree can expect a salary range of $42,000 to $79,000. Mid-career sustainability specialists can expect a range of $47,000 to $92,000. This increases to $100,000 to $120,000 for specialists with Master’s degree.

Graduates with the M.Res. in Sustainability degree will be expected to fill technical executive and senior-level positions in commercial companies as well as local, state, and federal government with a variety of titles such as:

  • Directors of Design
  • Manufacturing Directors and VP
  • Researchers
  • Sustainability consultants
  • Resource planner
  • Energy system Design
  • Advances automotive
  • Road Transportation experts

Graduates will also be able to serve as a subject matter expert, work in private companies or government agencies, and support roles related to the nation’s climate change challenges.

Why Capitol?

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Our programs provide practical experience

At Capitol, we believe online learning can equal and even surpass a traditional classroom environment. We provide our online learners with virtual labs and a state-of-the-art instructional delivery platform. With our program, you’ll gain the interaction and hands-on practice you need to develop your potential. 

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We’re industry-focused

Capitol has built a strong track record of providing high-quality academic programs that respond to emerging industry needs, from business analytics to cybersecurity.

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Program is 100% online

Our Master’s of Research in Sustainability is offered 100% online. Once you are accepted, all you need is an Internet connection and you can attend class. We keep the classes small so you receive personalized attention from faculty who are interested in sharing their knowledge and helping you succeed.

Key Faculty

Ian McAndrew

Dr. Ian McAndrew

Dean of Doctoral Programs

An internationally recognized leader in research and expert on low-speed flight, Dr. McAndrew has five degrees: a PhD, two master’s degrees and two bachelor’s degrees. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Dr. McAndrew chairs several international conferences and journals and is invited to give keynote speeches all over the world. He started his career in the automotive industry as an engine designer, and has worked at several universities across the globe. Dr. McAndrew is Dean of doctoral programs at Capitol Technology University. An external examiner on the world wide stage (UK USA, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Australia, Greece and Kenya) his experience includes over 115 successful Doctorate successes.

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Richard Baker

Dr. Richard Baker

Interim Vice President Academic Affairs and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Dr. Richard Baker is Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at Capitol Technology University. He previously served as associate professor in Indiana State University’s Department of Aviation Technology, and as executive director of the Center for Unmanned Systems and Human Capital Development.  Richard holds a BS in mathematics and an MS in computer science from Indiana State University. He received his doctorate in information systems from Nova Southeastern University.  

Degree Details


Generally, to apply to a graduate degree program, you should have completed a bachelor's degree or be completing a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and should have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Some master of science programs have additional technical competency requirements.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2021-2022 academic year, beginning in Fall 2021 and continuing through Summer 2022:

  • The per credit charge for graduate courses:
    • Online or satellite campus (per credit) - $630, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
    • Independent study (per credit) - $877, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • The retired military tuition rate is $530 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • There is no charge for online application, $40 fee for paper application

For 2020-2021 masters tuition and fees, click here.

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