Be the change the world needs

Invest in your future as an environmental professional.

We Educate Leaders in Sustainability Science

The world is changing fast and needs informed environmental leadership more than ever. Unity College helps passionate people become grounded and skilled changemakers in the workplace and in the world.

A flexible online Master’s degree from America’s Environmental College can help you become the changemaker the world needs while honoring your commitments wherever you are.

Your world. Your future. On your terms.

For over fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. With environmentally focused degrees, our liberal arts curriculum is built upon a unique framework of sustainability science—the first of its kind in the nation.

Unity College is committed to the sustainability of our environment and understands the pressing need to address global climate change. That’s why in 2012, we became the first college in the United States to divest from fossil fuels, leading what has become a national movement in higher education.

Our distinctive approach to learning provides our students with an exceptional, high-quality education, enabling them to drive real change with leading-edge knowledge and expertise.

Our residential campus in Maine provides extraordinary opportunities for hands-on learning and research. From 225 wooded acres of farmland overlooking Unity Pond in the tranquil village of Unity, Maine, we prepare each of our students to make a mark on the world. Learn more about Unity College.

In 2016, Unity College launched its Distance Education Unit, which offers graduate degrees, certificates, and summer online undergraduate courses.

Unity College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Our Mission

Through the framework of sustainability science, Unity College provides a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Through experiential and collaborative learning, our graduates emerge as responsible citizens, environmental stewards, and visionary leaders.

Affordable classes

At $850 per credit hour, there are no hidden fees!


Accelerated –  Complete your degree in 12 months. 14 months for MBA.


Unity College is accredited by NEASC.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your refund policy?

Refund Schedule
Prior to the first day of class 100%. Students who do not check in, or actively start participation in their online courses during the add-drop period, will be considered withdrawn prior to the first day.

  • 1-3 calendar days 90%
  • 4-7 calendar days 75%
  • 8-14 calendar days 50%
  • 15-21 calendar days 25%
  • 22 or more calendar days 0%
Do you offer financial aid?

Yes, please click the link to review all the options.

Do you offer a payment plan?

We can discuss payment arrangements on an individual basis. Please contact the Distance Education Concierge at (207) 509-7155 or

Are books included in the cost of the course?

No. Books and lab materials must be purchased separately, but can be ordered online and delivered directly to you. Contact the Distance Education Concierge about the materials you will need to purchase before the first day of class.

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the online bookstore.

Do I have to be online a certain time to attend lectures?

No, our courses are asynchronous meaning we do not require students to be online at a certain time. There will be weekly readings, discussions, and assignments. Students will manage their time around these deadlines.

How can I complete this degree in 1 year?

Students enrolled in one of our Master’s in Professional Science degree can complete the degree in 1 year by taking a full-time course load. MBA students can complete their degree in 14 months. Full-time is 2 courses each 8-week term. Part-time would be 1 course each term and would take 2 years for the Master’s and 26 months for the MBA.

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