Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2019
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The University of Texas at Dallas
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Gary Cocke
Associate Director for Sustainability and Energy Conservation
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Energy Management

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Emphasizing but not limited to oil, gas, coal, solar, wind, hydro and power, the UT Dallas Energy Management Program teaches the management of energy assets. We also have a comprehensive sustainability and corporate responsibility course in the energy curriculum. Our courses are both domestic and international in scope, and our energy faculty and lecturers consist of current and former executive officers and senior managers of large oil and gas companies, power companies and government agencies.

The program’s ever changing and expanding curriculum is shaped by a university curriculum committee and an outside Energy Advisory Board, consisting of officers from companies representing all of the above mentioned energy industries. The outside Advisory Board meets twice a year to advise the Program Director on what skills the energy industries are seeking in program graduates and what the future holds for specialties within those industries.

Energy and power are global businesses with strategic assets in both developed and developing countries and require an international approach. We therefore strive to prepare our graduates to work for private energy companies and in governments to manage their assets. Currently, our business school has the highest percentage of foreign students in the United States. This fits well with our approach, and will afford or graduates with invaluable industry contacts throughout their careers. We prepare and train managers


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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:
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a concentration on Environmental Studies & Sustainability)

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

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) program combines a solid academic core with student-selected concentration areas, enabling students to incorporate and integrate various academic disciplines, theories and methodologies. As an MAIS student, you will design an individualized course of study with a faculty advisor, incorporating your interests and academic and professional goals. MAIS degrees may include traditional academic courses, internships and independent study opportunities.

The MAIS degree program concludes with a two-semester master's project, completed via the Capstone Seminar (MAIS 5302) and Research Project (MAIS 5303). The master's project will lend itself to an interdisciplinary approach: To complete the project, you will synthesize information from various sources utilizing different methodologies, and draw conclusions to present a new perspective on your selected topic.

Degree Plan
The MAIS degree plan includes at least 36 credit hours, including the following 12 hours of core requirements:

MAIS 5300 Interdisciplinary Seminar
MAIS 5321 Library Research Skills
MAIS 5302 Capstone Seminar
MAIS 5303 Research Project

For the remaining credit hours, you will choose one or two of the concentration areas:

American Studies
Area & Regional Studies (The Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, The Middle East, etc.)
Arts Management
Diversity Studies
Environmental Studies & Sustainability
Healthcare Studies
Professional Communication & Leadership


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