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Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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University of Nevada Las Vegas
AC-4: Graduate Program

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Associate Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research
Division of Research and Graduate Studies
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (1st program):
Ph.D. Public Affairs

A brief description of the graduate degree program (1st program):

The mission of the Ph.D. in Public Affairs is to be the nexus between the academic community and the world of service and practice in the private, non-profit, and public sector.

The degree will prepare individuals to study issues facing society in the context of public, private, and non-profit organizations and institutions. The program is interdisciplinary and draws upon faculty from across the College.

The degree program is designed to prepare students for one of two career paths: (1) to conduct research, consult, and serve as analysts within and to organizations; or (2) to enter the academic world at the college or university level.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Water Resources Management

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

The Water Resources Management (WRM) program in the College of Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a flexible, interdisciplinary course of study leading to a Master of Science degree. It is a technically and scientifically based program that blends the physical aspects of the hydrologic sciences with policy and management issues.

The WRM program is designed to encourage a multidisciplinary approach to learning. Students enter the program from a wide variety of undergraduate programs, then take classes and conduct research with faculty in the Colleges of: Sciences, Business, Urban Affairs, Engineering, and Liberal Arts at UNLV, plus the Boyd School of Law and the Desert Research Institute. Students in the WRM program also work with participating faculty from federal, state, and local government agencies.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction provides a well-rounded education, combining theoretical learning with practical laboratory experience. Our programs prepare you to excel in industry or compete against other students at the best graduate schools in the country.

Las Vegas is the perfect environment to study Civil Engineering or Construction Management. Our students and alumni are in high demand and are already working on major engineering and construction projects in Las Vegas and around the globe. Many hold management positions in local, regional, national, and even international organizations. Alumni are currently working on projects involving:

Construction of high-rise buildings
Transportation infrastructure
Water and wastewater infrastructure
Environmental engineering
Alternative energy sources
Structural and building design
Residential and commercial developments
Geotechnical engineering
Construction materials


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

The School of Environmental & Public Affairs (SEPA) at UNLV also offers an masters in Public administration.

Learn more at: http://sepa.unlv.edu/programs/


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

The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Graduate Certificate in Solar and Renewable (SRE) Energy

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

The School of Environmental and Public Affairs offers a Graduate Certificate in Solar and Renewable (SRE) Energy. The SRE Certificate is designed for individuals already in possession of either a baccalaureate degree or a graduate degree. More specifically, the SRE Certificate provides a specialized qualification for career professionals in the energy industry, professionals from other fields and individuals with baccalaureate degrees seeking entry into the renewable energy field, or currently enrolled graduate students seeking an additional specialization.


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