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Carnegie Mellon University
AC-4: Graduate Program

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Complete Expired Erika Ninos
Environmental Program Coordinator
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (1st program):
MUD- Master of Urban Design

A brief description of the graduate degree program (1st program):

The Master of Urban Design (MUD) program is a post-professional degree, intended to prepare graduates for careers using design to critically address environmental, economic, social and cultural issues affecting the contemporary metropolis. The studio-based curriculum allows students to explore strategies for development in a variety of scales and settings, including the post-industrial city, the suburban periphery, and the rapidly urbanizing region. This intensive 12-month program is open to recent graduates and practicing professionals with a previous bachelor degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or city planning.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
MSSD- Master of Science in Sustainable Design

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

The Master of Science in Sustainable Design (MSSD) program is a post-professional degree intended for recent graduates and practicing professionals. This intensive 12-month curriculum stresses the importance and value of total-building performance, human-centered design and the integration of Design, Technology and Construction knowledge and experience. Classes provide both depth and breadth, while the culminating Synthesis Project allows each individual student the opportunity to narrow his or her research focus to a topic of personal interest.

For over 35 years Carnegie Mellon's School of Architecture has been at the forefront of High Performance Building, leading the way in Advanced Building Systems, Systems Integration, Performance Simulation and Building Diagnostics, based upon the foundation of environmentally–sensitive, regionally-based architectural design.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
MSBPD- Master of Science in Building Performance and Diagnostics

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

The Master of Science in Building Performance & Diagnostics (MSBPD) is a post-professional degree designed for practitioners, researchers, and educators in architecture and the building industry who wish to be leaders in advanced building technologies and their performance. This rigorous 2-year (4 semester) curriculum provides a breadth of knowledge, from simulation software and cost-benefit analysis, to the integration of design, technology & construction methods.

Students in the MSBPD program have the opportunity to take classes not only through the School of Architecture, but also in Computer Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Public Policy & Management, and other departments throughout the University. Individually chosen Selective courses as well as the culminating Master's Project, provide students the opportunity to pursue topics of personal interest, such as life-cycle assessment, simulation software, sustainable engineering & LEED™ design, and data acquisition/management. As a research-oriented program, MSBPD is ideal for students who are seeking to continue their education at the PhD-level.


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

M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
M.S. Energy, Science, Technology and Policy
M.S. Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management
Ph.D. Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management
M.S. Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces
Ph.D. Engineering and Public Policy

Information on the Carnegie Mellon's environment and sustainability graduate programs can be found here: http://www.cmu.edu/graduate/academics/images-academics/envsusbrochure_7-25-13_web1.pdf


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

The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

EESS education and research at Carnegie Mellon involves interdisciplinary inquiry that spans engineering, science, social sciences, and policy. Through courses and research in air quality, water quality, remediation, industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, energy, and nanotechnology, EESS is forward looking and aims to provide skills, analysis tools, and technologies to meet environmental stewardship and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century.


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