Master of Science in Green Technologies


Spring 2023:
September 15, 2022

Fall 2023:
December 15, 2022


Green Technologies is a highly interdisciplinary degree program that emphasizes green systems and the environment, energy technology and efficiency, and sustainability and society. The discipline seeks opportunities for alternative sourcing, conservation, efficiency, and repurposing through an understanding of product life cycles from origins to recycling or inevitable disposal. Green technologists will design products, processes, and complex infrastructure systems to promote sustainable attributes of importance to the environment and the global community.

Unlike other schools, the Viterbi School of Engineering sponsors the Green Technologies degree program without exclusive ties to any particular department. This allows students to form plans-of-study that accommodate diverse engineering perspectives in support of unique and challenging career opportunities. Students also benefit from numerous green and sustainable projects throughout the Los Angeles region.

International Students: This program is eligible for the OPT STEM extension.

Please Note: Requirements for graduation, course offerings, course availability, track offerings, and any other degree requirements are subject to change. Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any classes.

  • A minimum of 27 units is required for the general MS in Green
  • Technologies degree
  • 3 required courses: 9 units
  • 3 required technical elective courses: 9 units
  • 3 advisor-approved elective courses: 9 units
  • At least 18 units must be earned in the Viterbi School of Engineering
  • At least 18 units must be at the 500-level or above
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation

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Published on July 6th, 2017

Last updated on February 10th, 2023