Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.77
Liaison Andrew Porter
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Cincinnati
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
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?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Community Planning

A brief description of the graduate-level degree 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 challenge this urbanized world poses is the substance of the planning profession. Planners are dedicated to developing innovative approaches to managing cities and planning their development. The constructive management of change is at the heart of the profession. Planning is growing in importance throughout the country, and the number of planners is rising rapidly.

Planners often work in local governments and communities, but their concerns are issues that affect the world - land use, social policy, historic preservation, transportation, housing, economic development, policy planning, environmental protection, urban design and international development. Planners are visionaries working for a better future through improvements in the quality of life in one or more of these areas.


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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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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Urban Design Graduate Certificate

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

The graduate Urban Design Certificate will provide individuals with:

foundational knowledge about the art and science of cities through history to inform future visions for cities; introduce the skills and techniques to design livable, functional, and aesthetically appealing places in response to the current and future challenges of cities; and provide the ability to think critically, to encourage multidisciplinary solutions and appropriate sustainable design and management options that serve to promote harmony between the different facets of cities by considering them from a holistic perspective.


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

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

Historical preservation is concerned with the maintenance and repair of historic objects. This program is designed to develop an appreciation for and a working knowledge of the issues and techniques involved in historic preservation.

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning and McMicken College of Arts and Sciences collaborate in offering this special program of studies in historic preservation. The program is open to degree candidates in any program in either college. The certificate is awarded concurrently with a master's degree.


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