Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.42
Liaison Matthew Muchna
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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Northern Arizona University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Karen Appleby
Senior Assistant to the Provost
Provost Office
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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:
Masters of Sustainable Communities

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Northern Arizona University's [SUS] program, guided by the theme, ‘Visions of Good and Sustainable Societies,’ is one of the best-implemented programs in the country.

The program effectively integrates contemporary issues that are pertinent to today's society and environment. It's easy to see that it has become a model for every MLS program in the US, Canada, and other regions where graduate liberal studies are developed.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy

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

You’ll receive mentoring from accomplished faculty for individualized programs of multidisciplinary study, research, and applied projects that often reach across campus and into the greater community. The program’s rigorous training in the natural and political sciences prepares you for successful environmental careers in industry, government, and the non-profit sector.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
PH.D Environmental Sciences & Sustainability

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

The interdisciplinary Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Doctoral program will prepare you to be part of a growing industry of leaders, scientists, and engineers addressing issues of climate change, water scarcity, natural resource demand, and environmental sustainability in the Southwest, United States, and the global community.

You have a choice of three emphases:

Earth and Planetary Systems
Climate and Landscape Change
Engineering Sustainable Systems


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
No

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