The Sricto Sensu Graduate Studies Program in Sustainable Development of the University (GSP -CSD) of Brasilia was created in 1995 as a doctoral program in Environment and Development in the Environmental Policy and Management Area of Concentration with a research focus on the Cerrado and Amazon Biome. With the creation of the postgraduate program in 1998, the program was given the name Sustainable Development. Since then, 439 master's and 138 doctoral students have earned their degree.
At the end of the year of 2011, the GSP -CSD implemented significant changes in the structure of its areas of concentration and research lines. The seven research lines and the areas of concentration in Environmental Policy and Management, which guided the work of the GSP -CSD, academic modality, since its foundation in 1995, gave rise to three new lines of research and the reformulation of the area of concentration Policy and Management of Sustainability
The GSP -CSD currently has four stricto sensu post-graduate programs (one doctoral and three Masters), linked to the concentration area of Policy and Management of Sustainability