MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design: FAQs

About the MA Program


If you’re considering starting a graduate program, you probably have a lot of questions — and you should!

To answer the questions I get most frequently about our (fully online) MA in Sustainable Design program, I created a set of videos for you to explore.  In addition to watching these videos, you’re also more than welcome to email me to set up a time to chat.

Thanks for exploring!

~Denise DeLuca
  Director, MA in Sustainable Design
  [email protected]


Answers to FAQs
about MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design Program

Q: Is the program new?

Q: How is it accredited?

Q: What courses will I take?

Q: Why this program?

Q: Why an MA (rather than an MS)?

Q: Is there any flexibility?

Q: Where can I learn more?

Denise DeLuca / Director

Denise DeLuca is the Director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program. She was 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, Project Manager 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 groundwater interactions.  In addition, Denise is a Biomimicry Fellow and a member of the Advisory Council of The Biomimicry InstituteBoard Member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), on the editorial board of the Journal of Bionic Engineering, and an Expert with Katerva. Denise is based in Oregon.

contact:  [email protected]