Sonia Chao, research associate professor at the School of Architecture, and Shouraseni Roy, professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, will co-direct the new Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience program. Photo: Evan Garcia/University of Miami

New master’s degree prepares students for the challenges of a changed world

Sonia Chao, research associate professor at the School of Architecture, and Shouraseni Roy, professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, will co-direct the new Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience program. Photo: Evan Garcia/University of Miami
By Barbara Gutierrez

Sonia Chao, research associate professor at the School of Architecture, and Shouraseni Roy, professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, will co-direct the new Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience program. Photo: Evan Garcia/University of Miami

New master’s degree prepares students for the challenges of a changed world

By Barbara Gutierrez
The Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Architecture, will enroll its first students for this fall.

The extreme changes in climate that threaten our planet will require changed urban environments and structures that can resist severe weather and that are sustainable and resilient to whatever the future may bring. 

It is with this in mind that the University of Miami is offering the new Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience. The interdisciplinary program offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geography and Regional Studies and the School of Architecture will start in the fall semester.

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