Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.34
Liaison Mary Whitney
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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Chatham University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mary Whitney
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Arts in Food Studies

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Masters of Arts in Food Studies emphasizes a holistic approach to food systems providing intellectual and practical experience from field to table. Courses of study include agricultural and culinary history as well as sociological, cultural, political, economic, and geographic examinations of food production and consumption with four concentrations that span the food system, plus a dual degree M.A. in Food Studies + MBA opportunity. Students get involved with research opportunities with faculty and have placements with organizations during summer internships that provide real-world experience.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Sustainability

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

The Master of Sustainability (MSUS) program is a cohort-based program where students choose from five tracks to tailor the master's in sustainability education: Urban and Energy Systems, Ecology and Resource Management, Business and Innovation, Food Systems, and Policy and Economy. Students are able to draw on the ample resources of Eden Hall Campus (our sustainable living-learning laboratory) and of Pittsburgh, PA, through our professional network.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Science in Green Chemistry

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

The M.S. in Green Chemistry program delves into the design of products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances. Graduates of the program will hold a competitive advantage over students from other chemistry programs, as Chatham's program courses were developed specifically for the practice of green chemistry.


The 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 Arts in Food Studies and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree
https://falk.chatham.edu/programs/mafs-mba/

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
https://www.chatham.edu/mfa/

Master of Education in Special Education
https://www.chatham.edu/medsed/

Master of Science in Green Chemistry
http://www.chatham.edu/msgreenchem/

Master of Interior Architecture
https://www.chatham.edu/mia/

Master of Science in Interior Architecture
https://www.chatham.edu/ccps/msia/

Master of Sustainability and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree
https://falk.chatham.edu/programs/msus-mba/

Master of Arts in Teaching
https://www.chatham.edu/mat/


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:
Master of Business Administration, Sustainability Concentration

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

The Sustainability concentration provides students with a practical, application-focused education that sets a solid foundation in business leadership while leveraging Chatham University's renowned educational strengths in sustainability and environmentalism. With this focus, the Sustainability track prepares graduates to understand factors, shape practices, and seize strategic sustainable business opportunities for the organizations they serve.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Master of Business Administration, Food and Agriculture Concentration

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

The MBA concentration on Food and Agriculture develops future professionals in the food and agriculture industries with a practical, application-focused education in collaboration with Chatham's Food Studies Program of its world-renowned Falk School of Sustainability. Students in the Food and Agriculture concentration gain theoretical understanding and hands-on experience with food and agriculture systems, innovations, and regulations.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Creative Writing (Master of Fine Arts) Concentration in Nature Writing

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

Rachel Carson is our most distinguished alum, and in her honor we have built a concentration in Nature Writing. Students may choose from a plethora of literature courses focusing on the natural world including Ecofeminism, Wildness and Literature, Nature and Culture, Writing About Food, as well as a Nature Writing course. Students interested in nature projects have the opportunity to work at Chatham's Eden Hall Campus and serve on The Fourth River, our national journal devoted to nature and place-based writing.


The 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:

Creative Writing (Master of Fine Arts) Concentration in Food Writing
https://www.chatham.edu/mfa/curriculum.cfm

Master of Arts in Communication Environmental Concentration
https://www.chatham.edu/mcomm/curriculum.cfm

Master of Arts in Psychology Health and Wellness Concentration
https://www.chatham.edu/map/curriculum.cfm

Master of Arts in Psychology Science and Theories Concentration
https://www.chatham.edu/map/curriculum.cfm


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