Graduate Degrees in Design for Sustainability

Ubiquity University is partnering with Gaia Education to offer GEDS students an opportunity to upgrade their GEDS certificate to a Master’s Degree or PhD.

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Want to upgrade your GEDS certificate to a Master's or Doctoral Degree?

Complete your MA thesis or PhD Dissertation with Ubiquity and do just that!

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Program Requirements

MA in Design for Sustainability

  • GEDS Coursework*
  • Creative Journey to Dissertation


PhD in Design for Sustainability

  • GEDS Coursework*
  • Creative Journey to Dissertation
  • Chartres Academy*
  • Great Books


MA/PhD in Design for Sustainability

  • GEDS Coursework*
  • Creative Journey to Dissertation
  • Chartres Academy*
  • Great Books
  • Elective Courses* (8 credits)


*The price quoted above does not include the cost of your GEDS Coursework nor the basic cost for Chartres or other electives.

The Ubiquity Degree

The Ubiquity MA/PhD combines the US and European designs of Master’s programs with a blend of taught learning with research and writing. The Master’s thesis or PhD dissertation must demonstrate excellence at every level. It must show awareness of the history of the literature in your particular area; demonstrate careful analysis and understanding of the field in question; and, most importantly, show how your insight can be applied to the real world. The thesis/dissertation must be scholarly and utilize extensive bibliographical data and footnotes. It should, in other words, be an impeccable work of research.

The Creative Journey to Dissertation - Finding Your Voice, Making your Mark

The “Creative Journey to Dissertation” is a 1-week intensive during which you will work directly with our Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo. The course is a critical part of the dissertation writing process and is a requirement for all MA candidates.

Faculty: Gyorgyi Szabo

Support during your Graduate Program

During your graduate dissertation writing you will be supported by a Major Advisor of your own choosing, as well as optional writing courses and writing mentorship.

Want to know more about GEDS?

Gaia Education’s online learning course, Design for Sustainability, provides participants with whole-systems design and systemic thinking skills, analytical abilities and practical tools to support the redesign of the human presence on Earth, one local community and bioregion at a time.

The course is completed with the Design Studio – providing an opportunity to work with a design team and focusing on real-life design projects proposed by the participants.

The course has no prerequisites. All you need is access to a computer with a current browser, an Internet connection and a commitment to learn.

For more information please visit Gaia Education

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Gyorgyi Szabo PhD

Core faculty of Dissertation Writing

Gyorgyi is Dean of Graduate Studies at Ubiquity University. She was a Co-Founder and Academic Dean of the ‘Ervin Laszlo Center for Advanced Study’ (ELCAS). She served as the Director of Research and Development of the Center’s Exploratoria Program. She was co-creator of the WorldShift International Foundation, and the WorldShift 2012 organizations, and currently serves as the Executive Director at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Memnosyne Foundation. She lectures worldwide and has published two books; papers in The Scientific and Medical Network’s Review, The Shift Network, and World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. Gyorgyi Szabo holds a PhD in Sociology – Summa Cum Laude awarded by the Sorbonne, University of Paris. She is also a trained Reiki and Reconnective Healing practitioner. Her holistic approach to metaphysics and interest in conscious evolution serves as foundation for her work in facilitating cooperative evolution toward a peaceful and regenerative world.