Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.90
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2021

STARS v2.2

Carnegie Mellon University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Abigail Owen
Assistant Teaching Professor
History Dept & Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research
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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:
MUD- Master of Urban Design

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:
The Master of Urban Design (MUD) is a a post-professional, two-year program that prepares graduates for careers using urban design to critically address environmental, economic, social, political, and cultural issues affecting contemporary urbanization. This program is distinguished by its emphasis on integrating socially engaged practice with new tools and techniques for representing, understanding, and designing cities; by the opportunity to work in trans-disciplinary teams at the intersection of the arts, humanities and technology across Carnegie Mellon's departments and colleges; and by its location in Pittsburgh—a thriving post-industrial laboratory.

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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):
MSSD's intensive curriculum is structured as a combination of technical, research oriented, and critical design thinking classes based in the School of Architecture and offered across Carnegie Mellon University. The curriculum stresses the importance and value of total-building performance, large scale ecology, human-centered design, and the integration of design, technology, and natural systems knowledge within the design process. Classes provide both depth and breadth, while the culminating Synthesis Thesis Project allows each individual student the opportunity to narrow his or her research focus to a topic of personal and professional interest. The program welcomes applications from both research and practice-oriented candidates with backgrounds in such areas as architecture, engineering, computer science, landscape architecture, design, and planning.

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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
MSBPD & PhD-BPD - Master of Science and PhD in Building Performance and Diagnostics

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):
Carnegie Mellon’s Master of Science in Building Performance & Diagnostics (MSBPD) and PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (PhD-BPD) are top-ranked building science degree programs dedicated to advancing high performance buildings and communities for a more resilient and sustainable future. The BPD programs are founded on the premise that the integrated design of building and community systems is critical for environmental sustainability and human health and productivity. The Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) conducts research for international governments and industries on: high performance building system design and operations; the office, school, healthcare, and urban settings of the future; design for climate, energy, resource conservation, health and productivity; environmental assessment and post occupancy evaluation feedback for design and operation; and the financial, natural, and human capital benefits of investing in high performance built environments

Website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
Information on Carnegie Mellon's sustainability-focused graduate programs can be found at: https://www.cmu.edu/academics/ PhD Building Performance & Diagnostics MS Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering MS Energy, Science, Technology and Policy MS Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management PhD Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management MS Engineering & Public Policy PhD Engineering and Public Policy MS Health Care Policy and Management MS Public Policy & Management PhD Public Policy & Management Masters of Public Management Masters of Medical Management MS Information Security Policy & Management MS Social & Decision Sciences MS International Relations and Politics MS Information Technology Strategy PhD Machine Learning & Public Policy MS Educational Technology & Applied Learning Science

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:
Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
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 aims to provide skills, analysis tools, and technologies to meet environmental stewardship and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century.

Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Tepper Sustainability Initiative

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The Tepper School of Business interdisciplinary initiatives unite researchers, students, and industry leaders in their work to advance understanding of important topics and how they shape business and society. The Sustainability Initiative encompasses a wide range of topics, including energy, natural resources, and the environment; health and social well-being; engineering; and architecture. The initiative offers students an opportunity to pursue scholarship, coursework, and career opportunities in this ever-growing field.

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