Where will graduate school take you?
Earn a masters degree designed for the 21st century professional – become a change agent for global sustainability.Learn More
Don’t quit your job!
Earn an environmental masters degree without sacrificing your personal or professional time and commitments. Join Virginia Tech.Learn More
Latest News from the Director's BlogSee all
Blogging in ‘Blandcouver’I am in Vancouver as I write this. One in every four or five cars here in the city's central business district seems to be a German or Japanese luxury marque, with the occasional Bentley or Maserati sprinkled in for flavor. Window shopping at a real estate brokerage demonstrates the nearly inconceivable prices for housing anywhere near the city center. The affluence here is palpable. With easy access to Asia, a mild maritime climate, an inviting combination of mountains and the sea,… Read More
2017 Executive MNR International Experience to IndiaIn January 2017, the 28 student graduate students in the current cohort of the Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) program will travel for 10 days to the Indian cities of Delhi and Jodhpur. Along with three CLiGS faculty members — Bruce Hull, Michael Mortimer, and Holly Wise — the students will be tackling a series of case studies in the two cities, spread across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. The international experience serves as the capstone of the XMNR program. If you’ve… Read More
New Affiliation with the Institute for Society, Culture and EnvironmentIn March, CLiGS officially became an affiliated center of Virginia Tech’s Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE). As one of only seven Virginia Tech research institutes, ISCE promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the social sciences, arts, and humanities that addresses social and individual transformation. Through its affiliate network of research centers, laboratories, and programs, ISCE fosters communication and collaboration across the university. In the case of CLiGS, our center’s focus on leadership to meet global challenges fits nicely within ISCE’s mission. … Read More
The City is Dead. Long Live the CityCities have historically competed with one another for resources. Land for agricultural products; territory to supply taxable populaces; for preferential trade routes and concession privileges; and for talent (luminaries, artists, and scholars). This competition has occasionally escalated to armed conflict, particularly in Renaissance Italy where a unifying strong central government was very late on the scene. It only took a three-decade early version of a world war to bring about a fundamental change in this competition. The 1648 Peace of Westphalia, ending… Read More
New CLiGS CatalogTo provide a central clearinghouse for sharing faculty and student work CLiGS has rolled out a new Catalog feature in the website. Featuring books, articles, case studies, and other products of the center, the Catalog should provide an easy means to see what the folks at CLiGS are up to. Read More
New Assistant Director for RecruitingOn April 4th, the Center welcomed a new recruiter, Carrie Hatcher, who began working hard for the center with barely a moment to catch her breath. In her first week at work, she traveled to the 27th Annual Environment Virginia Symposium held at the Virginia Military Institute (Lexington, VA) representing the center’s educational programs and opportunities. Carrie is an alumnus of both the center’s Executive MNR (XMNR) program and of Virginia Tech’s undergraduate environmental policy and planning program. She’ll be working from our headquarters office in the… Read More
for Summer 2016 semester-based courses
for U.S. applicants intending to start Fall 2016
for all Summer I (12 Week) 2016 semester based courses
for Summer 2016 (12-week) semester-based courses