Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.83
Liaison Mary Beth McGrew
Submission Date March 10, 2017
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University of Cincinnati
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Daniel Hart
Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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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:
The Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in Sustainable Environmental Design.

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

In this track, students explore holistic studies of the physical and the social environments in different societies according to their research interests. Sustainability is studied in its widest scope; it includes perspectives that facilitate quality of life while supporting the living kinds, and maintaining healthy environments for all to thrive. Students in this track have the opportunity to examine socio-political, economic, and technological factors that inform our understanding of the built, natural, and social environments.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Community Planning

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

The Master of Community Planning (MCP) program is a two-year professional program that accommodates various geographic scales as well as different planning subjects related to planning and the design of innovative futures. The program recognizes the wide range of students’ undergraduate backgrounds and trains professionals for distinguished practice in planning and development. It integrates academic and professional practice with a deep concern for community development and environmental quality. A special feature of the program is global exposure and opportunities provided by several School of Planning programs, including two in association with the Peace Corps. The School also offers joint degrees with the Department of Geography and the College of Law.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master in Geography / Phd. in Geography

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

Faculty members in the department of geography take great pride in offering a first rate graduate education to students interested in pursuing an advanced degree in a variety of geographic topics. The department is particularly strong in Geographic Information Science, Physical and Environmental Geography, and Urban and Economic Geography.

The strength of our department is reflected by a large amount of external research funding, extensive publications of scholarly work in top-ranking academic journals, and our ability to attract top-caliber graduate students. The department has a strong record of success in graduate placement in private- and public-sector careers, including tenure-track academic positions.


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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:
Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies

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

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Graduate Certificate can be a particularly valuable credential for professionals seeking expertise in issues pertaining to gender, sexuality and diversity in the labor force, and to current graduate students who wish to complement their studies with a focus on women, gender, and/or sexuality issues. It is open to both non-degree and degree-seeking students. It is particularly useful for those who wish to teach in the field of WGSS, and for those who wish to have some expertise of gender issues for their future careers. Degree-seeking WGSS Graduate Certificate students are enrolled in master's, doctoral and professional programs as diverse as Architecture, Criminal Justice, Counseling, Education, English, History, Law, Musicology, Planning, Political Science, Psychology, Romance Languages and Literature, Sociology, and Speech Communication. Our non-degree students have included teachers, social service providers, attorneys, and people working in the corporate sector who seek training and/or professional development.


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