Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Julie Newman
Submission Date Oct. 23, 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 MIT Office of Sustainability
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 Science in Technology and Policy

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

"The Technology and Policy Program (TPP) educates students seeking leadership roles in the constructive development and use of technology—an area that is not well served by the traditional education of technical or social science specialists. TPP focuses on meeting the need for engineering leaders who are capable of dealing effectively with core technical issues in their full economic, political, and administrative contexts.

The TPP vision is oriented around a set of core values and purpose with a bold stretch goal. The core values in the TPP program are represented in the combination of leadership through the highest quality education, objective analysis, and integrity and excellence as the hallmark of the education and people. The core purpose is to help societies and companies identify and implement appropriate technological solutions that enhance human dignity and support justice. The goal is to make the program the most prestigious and sought after in the world and to produce the technological decision makers for the world."


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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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:
Sustainability Certificate

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

The Sustainability Certificate was designed as a training-ground where emerging leaders use a sustainability lens to evaluate business-critical questions. Students build and challenge their knowledge in courses, picked from dozens of curated sustainability electives across MIT and MIT Sloan (School of Management). The curriculum provides a rich mix of action learning and conceptual content, while also providing the flexibility for students to discover their own distinctive career path. By the time students graduate with a Sustainability Certificate from MIT Sloan, they are practiced in putting their ideas about sustainability into action to improve the world. One required course for the Certificate is the S-Lab. The Sustainable Business Lab (S-Lab) provides students with a unique opportunity to explore the connection between business, the environment, and society. Through their S-Lab projects, students apply knowledge from the classroom to solve real-world problems and see firsthand how businesses are tackling the massive challenges of sustainability. In the process they develop and refine decision making tools that advance the sustainability field.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Environmental Planning Certificate

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

"Environmental Planning Certificate
Students in the MCP and PhD program who complete a prescribed set of subjects are awarded a Certificate in Environmental Planning."


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