Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sustainability - School of Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Master of Arts in Sustainability is a research-oriented degree that culminates with either a thesis or a capstone in the form of a publishable, scientific paper. Although all sustainability graduate programs emphasize the integration of a broad range of expertise in student training, the MA degree is best suited to students inclined toward social sciences, humanities, planning or related fields and interested in a career in research or academia. Students learn how different disciplines view and approach the challenges of sustainability in theory, research and practice. They develop the academic and technical skills as well as the ethical insights that will help them understand, research and provide solutions to complex sustainability challenges at the local, regional, national and global levels.


Website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Science (M.S.) in Sustainability - School of Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The MS in sustainability is a research-oriented degree program that culminates with research writing (either a thesis or capstone in the form of a publishable, scientific paper). The program focuses on knowledge generation and designing new ways to address sustainability challenges, and it prepares students for designing and conducting transdisciplinary research. Although the graduate degree programs emphasize the integration of a broad range of expertise in student training, this master's degree program is best suited to students inclined toward natural sciences, economics, engineering or related fields, and who are interested in a career in research or academia. Students learn how different disciplines view and approach the challenges of sustainability in theory, research and practice. They develop the academic and technical skills as well as the ethical insights that will help them understand, research and provide solutions to complex sustainability challenges at the local, regional, national and global levels.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sustainability - School of Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

The PhD in sustainability is offered for students who have completed a bachelor's degree or master's degree program. The doctoral program prepares students to become scientists and leaders in research, to investigate the urgent sustainability challenges of this century. Graduates will possess an advanced understanding of the dynamics of coupled socioecological systems and be able to lead others in research providing adaptive solutions to specific sustainability challenges. The flexible, transdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to focus on problems of interest to them, drawing upon relevant knowledge from a variety of disciplines.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

Master of Sustainability Solutions (MSUS) - School of Sustainability
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/SUSUSOMSUS/graduate/false

Master of Science in Global Sustainability Science (MS-GSS) - School of Sustainability
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/SUGSUSSMS/graduate/false

Master of Sustainability Leadership (MSL) - School of Sustainability
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/SUSUSLMSL/graduate/false

Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership (EMSL) - School of Sustainability
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/SUEMSLEMSL/graduate/false

PhD in Sustainable Energy - School of Sustainability
https://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/degrees-and-programs/graduate-degrees-programs/doctor-philosophy-sustainable-energy/

PhD in Sustainability (Complex Adaptive Systems Science Concentration) - School of Sustainability
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/SUSUSTCPHD/graduate/false

MS in American Indian Studies (Cultural Resource Revitalization and Sustainability Concentration) - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LAAISCMS/graduate/false

MS in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ESCIVILMS/graduate/false

MSE in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ESCIVILMSE/graduate/false

MSE in Sustainable Engineering - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ESSUEMSE/graduate/false

PhD in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ESCIVILPHD/graduate/false

MS in Community Resources and Development (Sustainable Communities Concentration) - College of Public Service and Community Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/PPCRDSCMS/graduate/false

MAS in Sustainable Tourism - College of Public Service and Community Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/PPSUSTMAS/graduate/false

MS in Biomimicry - The College of Liveral Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LABMYMS/graduate/false


Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Certificate in Complex Adaptive Systems Science - School of Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Complex adaptive systems science is the study of interactive and dynamic systems that change over time, producing their own emergent properties. The program aims to train the next generation of scientists in advanced concepts and methods needed for approaching diverse phenomena in the social and life sciences. The program is tightly integrated with diverse, ongoing, university-wide research on complex adaptive system science at Arizona State University and emphasizes the value of a complex adaptive systems perspective to give science better insight and a more active role in seeking solutions to a broad array of critical issues facing our society today.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Certificate in Sustainable Tourism - College of Public Service and Community Solutions

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The online graduate certificate in sustainable tourism, offered by the School of Community Resources and Development, is intended for professionals who work in or desire to work in the tourism industry. The program addresses the unique character of sustainability and sustainable practices in tourism development and management. Students interested in sustainable tourism management explore the practice of management and development of sustainable tourism businesses and destinations.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Certificate in Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership - School of Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

The Graduate Certificate in Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership is built for rising stars from business, nonprofits, academia, and government, modeling the community necessary for food system transformation. The program operates with four primary goals for the next generation of food policy leaders:
Provide an in-depth understanding of present-day health, agriculture and environment policy and how it came to be
Deliver training on the strategic elements of a policy and agenda-setting campaign
Apply the new knowledge and skills to real-world policy problems
Gain access to a prominent and influential network of food and agriculture policy leaders and mentors


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Certificate in Environmental and Sustainability Economics - School of Sustainability
https://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/degrees-and-programs/certificates/environmental-and-sustainability-economics-certificate/

Biomimicry Graduate Certificate - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LABMYGRCT/graduate/false

Law and Sustainability Graduate Certificate - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LWLSUSGRCT/graduate/false


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