Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
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:
Sustainable Systems Engineering (Named Option in Engineering: M.Eng.)

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The M.Eng. in Sustainable Systems Engineering is offered by the College of Engineering.

This online master's program is designed for students to channel their passion for energy, engineering, and the environment and to equip themselves with the skills required to engage in global energy transformations.

Students gain an understanding of tomorrow’s clean energy principles, learn about the structure of today’s conventional energy systems, and obtain experience in navigating the ongoing clean energy transition.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Forestry (M.S., PhD)

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

The M.S. and PhD in Forestry is offered by the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Forest and Wildlife Ecology provides science-based research, instruction, and extension that supports forest and wildlife conservation and management in an ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable fashion. Faculty members who guide students through the M.S. or PhD programs include experts in forest and ecosystem ecology, forests and environmental history, social forestry, as well as many other sustainability-related fields.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Science and Engineering (Named Option in Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.S.)

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

The M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering is offered by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering.

Students in this master's degree program learn to comprehensively address practical problems associated with drinking water and wastewater treatment, air quality, environmental chemistry, sustainable design, energy efficiency, and solid and hazardous waste remediation. Additionally, the program combines law and practice so that students discover how to develop and enforce environmental policies and regulations that forge the way for a greener future.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
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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:
Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility (Graduate Certificate)

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

The Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility Certificate (12 credits) is offered by the Wisconsin School of Business.

This graduate certificate is designed for students who want to broaden their understanding of sustainable business practices. It provides real-world skills and knowledge needed to manage enterprises that integrate economic, environmental, and social decision-making in their daily operations.


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