Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.55
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
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Clarkson University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. 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:
Environmental Science and Engineering (MS & PhD)

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Clarkson University offers interdisciplinary master's and doctoral degrees in environmental science and engineering (ESE). The programs span natural science and engineering fields while giving you opportunities to engage with the social sciences and policymaking. You will investigate interrelationships between the natural and human systems that affect environmental outcomes on a local and global scale.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Politics & Governance (MS)

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

Our M.S. in Environmental Politics and Governance (MSEPG) prepares the next generation of environmental and energy policy analysts and experts to understand and impact the complex socioeconomic and political processes that create environmental outcomes. Clarkson’s MSEPG focuses on human dimensions within the broad context of underlying natural systems to provide a unique graduate experience in environmental management. Our graduates leave well-prepared for careers as policymakers and analysts and work nationally and internationally in government, non-profit and private sectors.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Civil & Environmental Engineering (MS & PhD)

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

The CEE department focuses on sustainability and environmental health. Led by faculty, our students have designed, built and are now operating an integrated greenhouse, wood pellet heating and anaerobic digestion system as part of our campus’ local energy efficient food and waste management facility. Our department also researches unique areas, such as 24/7 wireless bridge monitoring or showing that cranberry bogs have a negative impact on the health of streams. We focus our education on real world projects and situations.

Research-based degree programs that investigate and solve major environmental and infrastructure problems. We offer a Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering and a project-based Master of Engineering (ME) as well as a Master's International program. Thirty credits of coursework, seminar and project or research work are required for the ME and MS degrees. The ME degree can be completed in one academic year and is often coupled with a second year in the MBA program. The MS degree typically takes 18-24 months and requires students to write and defend a thesis on their independent research.


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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:
Business of Energy

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

Certificate - The energy industry needs a new generation of business leaders and innovators to help meet the growing need for clean, reliable energy. Our Business of Energy, Advanced Certificate program equips you with the industry knowledge and business skills to become a leader in this rapidly changing industry. You’ll learn about how the power marketplace works, the economics and finance of energy, the challenges of an aging infrastructure, the fuels of the future and more.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
MBA - Env. Management track

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

Certificate in Environmental Management (onsite: Potsdam)
The demands of a growing population are straining our environment. Organizations need professionals who can effectively and efficiently integrate sustainability and business. With this certificate, you will develop proficiency in drafting and assessing strategies that benefit both the environment and economy. Topics of study include green marketing, risk management and supply chain practices.


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