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Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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University of Maryland, College Park
AC-4: Graduate Program

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Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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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:
Agriculture and Resource Economics (AREC)

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The PhD program and the Master of Science program train students to design, perform, lead, and implement economic research projects in the fields of environmental and natural resource economics, agricultural economics, and development economics.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENCE)

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

The Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate program offers degrees in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources. Both programs focus on solving sustainability challenges around water and pollution management and environmental restoration.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Science & Technology (ENST)

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

The Department of Environmental Science and Technology (ENST) offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. ENST students can choose to work within one of four specializations:
1) The specialization in Soil and Watershed Sciences prepares students to address challenging environmental issues that involve the soil resource at field, landscape and watershed scales.
2) The specialization in Ecological Technology Design prepares students to integrate natural systems with the built environment to solve environmental problems while achieving economic, ecological and social sustainability.
3) The specialization in Wetland Science addresses the keen awareness among the Environmental community that wetlands represent a critical and understudied component of many larger ecosystems.
4) The specialization in Ecosystem Health and Natural Resource Management (EHNRM) examines the complex interactions between ecosystem functioning, ecological health, and sustainability from a primarily ecological context.


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

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

Environmental Policy is an area of specialization that can be pursued for a Master of Public Policy degree or a Master of Public Administration degree within the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. The Environmental Policy Specialization targets policy approaches that ensure human well-being and economic prosperity while enhancing the health and quality of our natural world, within different regulatory and development contexts.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Energy Policy

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

Energy Policy is an area of specialization that can be pursued for a Master of Public Policy degree or a Master of Public Administration degree within the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. The Energy Policy Specialization within the M.P.P. examines current and possible future energy systems and how they can interact with policy and society, focusing on four dimensions underpinning energy policy—economic well-being, energy security, environmental protection, and energy access.


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):
Organic and Sustainable Agriculture

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

The Department of Entomology offers a 12-credit certificate program on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture that is open to graduate students of all majors. In this program, students will learn about the interaction between insects and the natural landscape. In order to preserve the crucial ecosystem services that insects provide, students are educated on sustainable pest management choices that are organic and do not rely on synthetic chemicals.


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:

A list of other Minors and Certification Programs is available at: https://sustainability.umd.edu/education-research/majors-minors-graduate-programs


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