Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.04
Liaison Shoshana Blank
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Tufts University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Shoshana Blank
Education and Outreach Program Administrator
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 Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

This accredited M.A. degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning requires completion of 14 course credits (most courses receive one credit), including a thesis (1 or 2 credits) or capstone exam (1 credit), plus an internship. The M.A. program usually takes two-years of full-time study. Students may also enroll in the program on a part-time basis. Our M.A. degree is awarded through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Science in Conservation Medicine

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

The curriculum for this intensive twelve-month program consists of eight, small seminar-style core courses taught by leaders from several schools within Tufts University, a journal club, and independent team-project-based activity culminating in an individual case study. Laboratory and hands-on field techniques are included within the program. Students immerse themselves in a “real-world” conservation medicine experience during a four-week (minimum) externship. In addition, students choose at least two elective courses from any relevant discipline from across all the Tufts schools and a number of partner area universities to augment their educational and professional goals. No thesis is required.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Engineering in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

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

The Master of Science in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program builds a balanced suite of courses providing tools necessary to integrate knowledge for planning, designing, and managing complex environmental and water resource systems. A total of ten course credits must be taken to fulfill the requirements of the Master of Science degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering.Students have the option of completing a thesis for two credits (thesis-option). Requirements include 3 core credits, 5 concentration credits, Professional Practice, and an Environmental Seminar.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

"Civil and Environmental Engineering:
http://engineering.tufts.edu/cee/graduate/

Environment and Water Resources Engineering:
Ph.D. in Water Diplomacy
M.S. in Environment and Water Resources Engineering

Environmental Health:
Ph.D. in Environmental Health
M.S. in Environmental Health

Geosystems Engineering:
Ph.D. in Geosystems Engineering
M.S. in Geosystems Engineering

Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning:
http://as.tufts.edu/uep/programs

M.S. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
M.P.P in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Tufts Institute of the Environment:
http://swm.tufts.edu/

M.S. in Sustainable Water Management

Medicine and Biotech:
https://grad.vet.tufts.edu/

M.S. in Conservation Medicine

Nutrition Science and Policy:
https://nutrition.tufts.edu/academics/degree-programs

Agriculture, Food and Environment:
Ph.D. in Agriculture, Food and Environment
M.S. in Agriculture, Food and Environment

Food Policy and Applied Nutrition:
Ph.D. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition
M.S. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition"


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:
Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School (International Environment and Resource Policy concentration)

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

MALD students choose two concentrations from an array of 24 fields of study, one of which is International Environment & Resource Policy. The program demonstrates how environment and resource issues are integral to the ongoing economic development process and are critical to the security of societies. The role of science in developing sound policies is emphasized, as is the role of technology choice and the policies that influence them. Clashes such as those that occur between trade and environmental treaty regimes, forest protection and sovereignty and between developed and developing countries create new challenges for international diplomacy. The program emphasizes the need to utilize multiple disciplinary tools from science, economics, politics, law and engineering in developing sustainable solutions. The International Environment and Resource Policy field of study requires the completion of a minimum of four course credits.

The International Environment and Resource Policy field of study requires the completion of a minimum of three course credits. A list of applicable courses can be found here: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Academic/Courses/Fields-of-Study/International-Environment-and-Resource-Policy


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

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

The certificate in Environmental Management provides students with the tools and techniques they need to understand the complex issues of future environmental management. The program blends courses in fundamentals, such as regulations and compliance issues, with leading edge concepts in life-cycle analysis, risk management, and remediation technologies. Students must complete five courses, including one course in each of three focus areas: environmental engineering and technology, environmental health, and policy. The two remaining courses can be selected from any of the focus areas.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Certificate in Water: Systems, Science and Society

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

This unique certificate program has three goals: (1) To develop research projects that will make significant local, national, and global contributions; (2) To educate a diverse, ethical, skilled set of professionals who are trained to be multidisciplinary even as they develop a specialization; and (3) To meet the growing global demand for interdisciplinary water experts. By meeting these goals, Tufts and WSSS graduates will be uniquely equipped to develop integrated, interdisciplinary solutions to the complex science, public health, economic, engineering, environmental, behavioral, planning, and policy issues surrounding U.S. and international water crises.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

"Civil and Environmental Engineering Certificate Program
http://asegrad.tufts.edu/academics/explore-graduate-programs/civil-and-environmental-engineering

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Urban Justice and Sustainability
https://asegrad.tufts.edu/academics/explore-graduate-programs/urban-justice-and-sustainability

UEP Community Environmental Studies
http://asegrad.tufts.edu/academics/explore-graduate-programs/community-environmental-studies

UEP Management of Community Organizations
http://asegrad.tufts.edu/academics/explore-graduate-programs/management-community-organizations-0

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Online Graduate Certificate in Developing Healthy Communities
https://nutrition.tufts.edu/academics/certificates/developing-healthy-communities

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Online Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
http://www.nutrition.tufts.edu/academics/certificate-programs/sustainable-agriculture


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