Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.51
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Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
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 Public Affairs Environmental Policy and Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program at the O’Neill School at IUPUI will advance your understanding of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public interest. Our 39-credit-hour MPA emphasizes professional practice across disciplines, preparing students for responsible and informed legal, management, financial, and budgetary leadership roles in the public and nonprofit sector. The Environmental Policy and Sustainability concentration prepares students with the ideas and technical skills needed to address the challenges and opportunities found in handling environmental and sustainability issues such as air and water protection at or near industrial sites, mercury and lead exposure, environmental justice, urban green space, and climate change.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
J.D. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law

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

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law offers a J.D in Environmental and Natural Resources Law offering the opportunity to study environmental, energy and natural resources law. IU McKinney’s Program in Environmental & Natural Resources (ENR) Law offers students the opportunity to examine complex issues in the news every day, including pollution control, energy and transportation policy, and environmental justice and equity, and resource development and conservation from a regional, national, and international perspective.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Public Health, Environmental Health Concentration

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

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree offered by the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health is designed to provide an exceptional balance of academic theory and real world experience, ensuring students are well prepared to find a job they love when they graduate. Whether you wish to pursue the full time or part time option, to complete the degree, you’ll take a combination of Public Health Core courses, Public Health Concentration courses, Public Health Elective courses and Practical Experience courses that together total 45 credits:


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

https://www.iupui.edu/academics/degrees-majors/index.html

Master of Science in Product Stewardship
Master of Public Affairs in Innovation and Social Change
Master of Science in Geographic Information Science
Master of Science in Geology
Ph.D. in Applied Earth Sciences
J.D., Concentration in Environmental and Natural Resources Law

The IU Board of Trustees has approved A new Master of Science degree in global health and sustainable development for IUPUI. The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI program is the first Master of Science program in the country to be designed around the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Graduates will be qualified for careers as international health workers, global health practitioners, public health advisers, medical officers, disaster relief support, international aid workers, and more.
https://news.iu.edu/stories/2019/08/iu/inside/09-trustees-approve-12-new-degrees.html?utm_source=2019-08-09-board-of-trustees&utm_term=inside_iu-se_bot&utm_medium=email&utm_content=New+degrees&utm_campaign=sf&fbclid=IwAR3pRcteKdN2tg3lvLDAH1dN3OUZGFM_IrtKU_PZraVTZdSXVH6Lj4sHSmI


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:
The Indiana University Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship

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

The Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship is an 18-credit-hour program of study offered in partnership with the Kelley School of Business. Students must be admitted to the Master of Public Affairs program or the Master of Business Administration program at IUPUI to participate in this certificate program.

The Indiana University Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship: Nonprofit and Public Benefit Organizations was the first formal, university-based program of its kind in Indiana when it launched in 2006. It is offered to graduate students on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.

The certificate prepares students to innovatively approach public needs with a combination of entrepreneurial practices and social purposes—through the for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental sectors.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Graduate Certificate in Public Health / Product Stewardship

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

The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Graduate Certificate in Public Health is a 15-credit hour program of study designed to meet the needs of working public health professionals who wish to advance their careers by continuing their education. Completing the Certificate will provide you with a strong foundation in public health theory and concepts.
By completing the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, you will learn how to:
Use biostatistical methods to analyze and report public health data
Specify approaches to assess, prevent, and control environmental and occupational hazards to human health and safety
Use epidemiologic methods to collect, study, analyze and report the patterns of disease in human populations for diverse audiences
Apply policy process, development and analysis methods to address current national, state and local public health issues
Identify social and behavioral science factors, theories and models and develop, implement and evaluate interventions designed to positively affect health behaviors in populations
Exhibit high standards of personal and organizational integrity, compassion, honesty and respect for all people
Identify the impact of diversity and culture on public health across discipline areas
Identify the basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of public health data

The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Graduate Certificate in Product Stewardship is a 15-credit hour program of study designed to meet the needs of working product stewards who wish to advance their careers by continuing their education. Completing the Graduate Certificate will provide you with a strong foundation in product stewardship theory and concepts.
By completing the Graduate Certificate in Product Stewardship, you will learn how to:

Describe the core functions, values and principles of environmental and occupational public health. Identify and characterize product hazards, exposures, and risk through inherent product characteristics, uses, and misuses of products.
Select and apply appropriate frameworks to analyze product risks to humans and the environment throughout product supply chains and product lifecycles.
Identify and evaluate current and emerging societal issues, regulatory requirements, and voluntary frameworks that may affect products throughout their lifecycle. Assess and apply best practices to improve product sustainability and competitive advantage while minimizing business risk through management and product development. Identify and recommend strategies to improve the capabilities of product stewardship organizations within the larger business construct.


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):
Certificate in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology

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

Development of the next generation of fuel-efficient and environmentally-responsible advanced electric drive vehicles is one of the nation’s top priorities. The State of Indiana plays a major role in the design, development, and manufacturing of these types of vehicles, such as electric vehicle (EV), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or plugin hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), or their components. This is a very technically intensive and competitive field that requires multidisciplinary approaches. Expertise in the HEV technology will be greatly needed to meet the demands in the hybrid vehicle sector of the automotive industry.

This certificate program is designed to address industry's increased needs for engineers having expertise in EV/HEV/PHEV. It will prepare today's engineers to be competitive in taking on the new challenges facing the industry so that the companies in automotive sector can compete globally.


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:

https://graduate.iupui.edu/admissions/programs.html

M.S. in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Energy Management and Assessment
Graduate Certificate in Public Health
Graduate Certificate in Global Information Systems
Graduate Certificate in Health Policy
J.D. Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/courses/certificates/certificate_environmental-law.html
Graduate Certificate in Design Thinking
https://herron.iupui.edu/academics/minors-certificates/design-thinking-certificate/index.html


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