|Submission Date||March 30, 2018|
AC-4: Graduate Program
|3.00 / 3.00||
Office of Sustainability
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)?:
Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:
The interdisciplinary graduate program in Environmental Engineering in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering maintains and encourages strong interactions with faculty members in other departments, including earth and environmental science, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, and economics. Graduate students are admitted from diverse undergraduate backgrounds, thus enriching the cross-disciplinary spirit of the program.
The graduate program is flexible, accommodating full- and part-time students from a variety of fields, and offers a master's degree with or without a thesis, in addition to a Ph.D.
Graduate students conduct research with professors — and with industry collaborators — from many disciplines and across universities and national labs. The research thrusts of the Environmental Engineering program are directed toward creating new knowledge and finding new technologies to address environmental problems facing society.
The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):
The EPD degree has three separate tracks through the master’s program. These are the traditional thesis track, the Community Fellows track (coursework only), and the internship track (coursework only). The new internship track was developed to better prepare our graduates for careers in environmental policy, and takes advantage of our relationship with a number of government and non-government organizations, including the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development where we have recently placed a number of EPD students.
The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The Ph.D. degree program in Comparative and International Education (Ph.D. CIE) prepares students for research, scholarly inquiry, and advanced professional careers in the field of comparative and international education. The difference between this listing and the Ph.D. Comparative and International Education listing is the delivery method. Application requirements and course curriculum are the same. Our hybrid courses are delivered on-line in the fall and spring semesters and each summer we offer academic and professional institutes face to face in Bethlehem, PA.
A hallmark of this program is the bridge between educational theory, research, and practice. The Ph.D. degree will build on and combine the strengths of the M.Ed. in Globalization and Educational Change program by being practical, research-oriented, and policy-focused, while adding a robust theory-oriented and research-driven component.
The Ph.D. CIE degree offers a combination of rigorous training in comparative education; key skills in policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy; as well as provides students with the flexibility to pursue in-depth research in a variety of areas critical to comparative and international education. Graduates are prepared to work in higher education institutions, educational research and policy organizations, government offices, ministries of education, and international development organizations.
The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
This certificate offers a credential in environmental law and policy for individuals with backgrounds in various science, engineering, social science and humanities fields who wish to understand the theory and practice of environmental and natural resource law at the national, comparative or international level. It's especially valuable for those in environmental fields who came in contact with the law in the course of their work, to policy makers at all levels of government who routinely handle legal affairs to lawyers without specific training in environmental law, and to business people who want to know what the law says about the legality of their business' impact on the natural environment. The certificate also can be preparation for further studies in law, policy, or politics or for professional positions.
Certificate courses can be counted toward the M.A. Degree in Environmental Policy Design, as appropriate.
The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
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):
A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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