Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sarah Tulga
Sustainability Program Coordinator
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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:
Civil and Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

McCormick offers both Masters and PhD programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering, allowing students to specialize in one of 5 categories, including Environmental engineering and science (MS and PhD), Geotechnics (MS and PhD), Mechanics, materials, and structures (PhD), Structural engineering (MS), Transportation systems analysis and planning (MS and PhD).


Website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Graduate Program in Earth and Planetary Sciences

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

The graduate program in Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) provides a close-knit, collegial atmosphere for students seeking PhD degrees. Students enjoy intimate access to our internationally renowned faculty, and the department is recognized for a supportive and collaborative atmosphere where research and teaching are pursued at the forefront of topics like climate change. Students can enjoy classes like Mathematical Inverse Methods in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Quaternary Climate Change: From the Ice Age to the Age of Oil, and Topics in Contemporary Energy and Climate Change.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Energy and Sustainability

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

Students may pursue an MS in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on energy and sustainability, giving them experience in the design and manufacturing of sustainable products and mechanical systems. This program is for students finishing a BS in engineering or a related field with a desire to move into the increasingly critical energy/sustainability field. Dedicated, intensive and hands-on courses provide thorough training and preparation for exciting jobs. This program is highly interdisciplinary and includes deep technical courses in energy and technology topics, and critically important courses in the policy, law and economics of energy.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
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:
Global and Ecological Health Engineering Certificate

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

The Global and Ecological Health Engineering program teaches engineers to become globally competent in either biomedical or environmental engineering and sustainability. It aims to teach global and ecologically competent engineering to its students, preparing them for careers in health systems. This certificate program is run concurrently with the existing biomedical and environmental engineering master’s programs with one additional quarter, and includes a summer research project in Jodhpur, India, Chicago, or other locations


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Masters of Project Management, with specialization in Sustainability

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

In the Masters of Project Management program, students can concentrate in one of five areas, including sustainability. The program is for engineering students and prepares individuals to play a significant role in shaping the future of the built environment by providing a framework for developing creative sustainable solutions as a key element in any project management assignment.


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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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