You can change our world.

About the MA Program

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

Just 30 credits and 5 semesters stand between you and your MA in Sustainable Design.

MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program is FULLY ONLINE so you can study anywhere, anytime.


MCAD’s fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program 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.

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

Want to learn more?


Applications for Spring 2019 are due December 1!

Denise DeLuca / Director

Denise DeLuca is director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program and co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry Creative for Innovation, a network of creative professional change agents driving ecological thinking for radical transformation. Denise is author of the book Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation, which was illustrated by MASD alum Stephanie Koehler.  She also teaches with the Amani Institute. Denise’s previous roles include Education Director for the International Living Future Institute, a consultant for Swedish Biomimetics 3000, and Outreach Director for The Biomimicry Institute.  Denise is a licensed civil engineer (PE) and holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on modeling landscape-scale surface and ground water interactions. Denise is based in Montana.