Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.74
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Oct. 20, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Pennsylvania State University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00


Institution offers at least one:

• Sustainability-focused program (major, degree program, or equivalent) for graduate students


• Graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (e.g. a concentration on sustainable business within an MBA program).

Extension certificates and other certificates that are not part of academic degree programs do not count for this credit; they are covered in EN 11: Continuing Education.


This credit applies to all institutions that offer at least 25 distinct graduate programs. Institutions that offer fewer than 25 distinct graduate programs have a choice of either pursuing or omitting this credit.


Institutions earn the maximum of 3 points available for this credit for having at least one sustainability-focused degree program or the equivalent for graduate students. Partial points are available. An institution with no sustainability-focused degree program for graduate students that has at least one graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate earns 1.5 points (half of the points available for this credit).



Report on current program status and offerings. Planned degree programs or degree programs that have been canceled do not count for this credit.

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.