Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.77
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date May 15, 2017
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University of Miami
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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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:
Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Abess Center's Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy program enables students to tap into synergistic research networks across a range of schools and colleges at the University of Miami, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the Miller School of Medicine, the School of Law, School of Communication, the School of Architecture, and the College of Engineering. The graduate program draws upon existing interdisciplinary collaborations that have been created by the Abess Center.
Our graduate program targets top caliber students whose demonstrated skills and interests bridge science and societal needs and who seek the theoretical and analytical skills to address complex, human-environment problems from academic and applied perspectives. During the first year, students will receive training in the fundamentals of the methods and theories of environmental and physical sciences, with an emphasis on the possibilities and constraints for integrating science and policy into problem-based research. Students will then focus on core areas that best address their interdisciplinary research problem, with guidance from relevant faculty from across the UM community.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
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