Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
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?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Five-Year Dual Degree BA Env. Policy / Master of Public Health

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Students in Loyola University Chicago’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program are positioned to take advantage of the increased demand for public health professionals. What’s more, students gain the expertise to make a difference—by helping to bridge the disparities that exist along racial, economic, and environmental lines. Formal training in public health will enhance leadership skills and expand career prospects.


Website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Five-Year Dual Degree BA Env. Policy / Master of Public Policy

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

Energy, agriculture, conservation, ecological restoration, climate change adaptation, transportation, water conservation, brownfield redevelopment, stormwater management, open space planning—these are some of the complex challenges facing society that occur at the interface of environmental science and public policy. The need for individuals with literacy and skills relevant to both environmental science and public policy has never been greater. The IES dual degree programs with the Master of Public Policy (MPP) prepare graduates to meet these challenges effectively in careers in government, non-profit organizations, and businesses.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Five-Year Dual Degree BS Env. Science / Master of Business Administration

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

Students interested in pursuing one of the five-year dual-degree program will complete all normal requirements for a BA in Environmental studies or a BS in Environmental Science. During their junior year they will take (and pass) the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and apply to Loyola's Quinlan School of Business Graduate Program.


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

Baumhart Scholars MBA - https://www.luc.edu/baumhartcenter/programs/baumhartscholarsmbaprogram/
The Baumhart Scholars MBA is a highly selective program within Quinlan that equips purpose-driven professionals with the skills, values, and networks to do well and do good in their careers.
The 20-month, cohort-based MBA program is designed for rising leaders who seek to drive their careers and their social impact forward simultaneously.

Master of Urban Affairs and Policy - https://www.luc.edu/muapp/
The Master of Arts (MA) in Urban Affairs is an interdisciplinary degree program focusing on how cities work and the challenges they face, such as economic growth or decline, globalization and immigration, and the impact of the housing market on neighborhood stability. The curriculum brings together viewpoints and analytical tools from multiple fields to provide different perspectives on the causes of urban problems and their possible solutions.

Master of Public Health - https://www.luc.edu/parkinson/academics/areasofstudy/publichealth/masterofpublichealth/
Public health is an exciting and growing field of study. During the next decade, public health and the health care market will expand dramatically, creating many opportunities for professionals to confront complex health issues, such as improving access to health care and controlling infectious disease, as well as reducing environmental hazards, violence, and substance abuse. Professionals from varying educational disciplines are needed to address public health issues. These disciplines include: teaching, journalism, research, administration, environmental practice, demographics, social work, scientific research, and public health law.


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:
Environmental Law & Policy

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

This Concentration provides essential knowledge in relevant areas of environmental law and policy for professionals who want to better understand the role of government, industry, non-profit, and other institutions involved in environmental advocacy, consulting, and compliance.
Learning Outcomes

Understand how the legal process works as it relates to environment and health, and how the process creates challenges and benefits to making good decisions
Learn how the natural environment is controlled, managed and promoted through the US legal system through the key foundations of environmental law principles and how they have been applied and developed over time
Gain appreciation for how environmental law and policy can impact social justice


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Sustainability Assessment and Reporting

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

This Concentration delivers valuable skills for professionals who want to better understand how organizations can - and do – measure, regulate and report their own natural resource use. Students will develop essential skills used by sustainability professionals in government, industry, non-profit, and other institutions striving to improve and document their sustainability impact.
Learning Outcomes

Understand the foundations of sustainability science and its economic and ethical values.
Learn common methods for gathering data on an organizations’ baseline environmental footprint (water, energy, food, transportation, landscaping, waste, etc.) and the most effective strategies for improving environmental sustainability.
Gain experience in these skills by creating a real-world comprehensive sustainability plan.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Baumhart Scholars MBA - https://www.luc.edu/baumhartcenter/programs/baumhartscholarsmbaprogram/
The Baumhart Scholars MBA is a highly selective program within Quinlan that equips purpose-driven professionals with the skills, values, and networks to do well and do good in their careers.
The 20-month, cohort-based MBA program is designed for rising leaders who seek to drive their careers and their social impact forward simultaneously.

Master of Urban Affairs and Policy - https://www.luc.edu/muapp/
The Master of Arts (MA) in Urban Affairs is an interdisciplinary degree program focusing on how cities work and the challenges they face, such as economic growth or decline, globalization and immigration, and the impact of the housing market on neighborhood stability. The curriculum brings together viewpoints and analytical tools from multiple fields to provide different perspectives on the causes of urban problems and their possible solutions.

Master of Public Health - https://www.luc.edu/parkinson/academics/areasofstudy/publichealth/masterofpublichealth/
Public health is an exciting and growing field of study. During the next decade, public health and the health care market will expand dramatically, creating many opportunities for professionals to confront complex health issues, such as improving access to health care and controlling infectious disease, as well as reducing environmental hazards, violence, and substance abuse. Professionals from varying educational disciplines are needed to address public health issues. These disciplines include: teaching, journalism, research, administration, environmental practice, demographics, social work, scientific research, and public health law.


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