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Submission Date March 1, 2018
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Clark University
AC-4: Graduate Program

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Complete Reporter Jenny Isler
Director 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:
International Development, Community & Environment

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The International Development, Community and Environment Department has built its degree programs on more than 35 years of collective field experience in North America, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This is a place of intellectual rigor and creative thinking, where students acquire the professional skills they need to advance in their careers.

At IDCE students learn how to address complex problems and build community while managing resources wisely. In the classroom and in the field, IDCE students develop critical analytical skills, explore linkages between local and global perspectives, and focus on the human and ecological dimensions of sustainability.

Our community of scholars and practitioners is dedicated to fostering environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic well-being in both the developing and developed world. The major forces of social change — grass roots initiatives, social movements, government policy, market approaches, entrepreneurship, technological innovation, individual action, and education — form the core of our transdisciplinary studies. The programs approach complex problems by crossing conventional disciplinary boundaries. Each of IDCE's programs is flexible, encouraging students to take courses across programs representing a diversity of perspectives. The breadth of opportunities for integrated coursework makes IDCE unique among similar traditional programs. IDCE maintains close links with other academic centers at Clark, including the Graduate School of Geography and the Graduate School of Management, providing even more opportunities for students to gain the skills they will need to cross nonprofit, private, government, NGO, and research sectors.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Dual Degree MBA/MS Environmental Science and Policy

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):
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The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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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 Global and Community Health

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

Certificate in Global and Community Health helps you take on some of the biggest public health challenges facing humanity by working with communities right here in Worcester or across the globe. You engage in thoughtful, critical analysis of domestic and international health policy in order to prepare for — or enhance — a health career in the United States and abroad.

Current and aspiring professionals learn the social, political and economic causes of health challenges facing communities domestically and internationally. You can focus your studies on policy analysis and project management or train in quantitative methods, including biostatistics and epidemiology.


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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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