Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
ER-11: Graduate Program in Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Dann Sklarew
Fellow of Sustainability Studies
Office of the Provost


Institution offers at least one sustainability-focused degree program or equivalent for graduate students. 

The degree program does not have to include sustainability in its name to count for this credit.  Environmental Studies programs, for example, count for this credit as long as the program covers the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability.   A program that focuses exclusively on environmental or social issues, however, would not be sufficient to earn this credit. 

Concentrations within a degree program (e.g. a concentration on sustainable business within an MBA program) do not count for this credit. 


This credit applies to all institutions that offer at least 25 distinct graduate programs.   Institutions that offer fewer than 25 distinct graduate programs have a choice of either seeking or omitting this credit.  


Institutions earn 4 points for having at least one program that meets the criteria outlined above.    Partial points are not available for this credit. 



Report on current program status and offerings.  Planned degree programs or degree programs that have been canceled do not count for this credit.

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable

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