Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.76
Liaison Richard Johnson
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
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Rice University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Amy Griffiths
Sustainability Intern
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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 in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Rice University introduced the professional master’s degree in environmental analysis and decision making in fall 2002. This degree is geared to teach students rigorous methods that are needed by industrial and governmental organizations to deal with environmental issues. As an interdisciplinary program, it aims to give students the ability to predict environmental problems, not just solve them. It emphasizes core quantitative topics such as statistics, remote sensing, data analysis, and modeling. In addition, it teaches laboratory and computer skills and allows students to focus their education by taking electives in relevant fields.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
MCEE in Sustainable Environmental Engineering and Design

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

Breakneck human development and globalization have seriously damaged the physical environment and have led to unintended inequalities in global social structures. Engineers have a special responsibility to develop solutions for these dilemmas. We must ensure that in every sphere of business and industry, choices are guided by the principles of sustainable development. We must ensure that the life-cycle impact of those choices is correctly assessed and factored into the decisions made at every level. The Master’s in Sustainable Environmental Engineering and Design at the George R. Brown School of Engineering will prepare you for any role, job or career in which awareness and understanding of the environmental impact of our actions will be an important factor in your success.


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

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