Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.91
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Villanova University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Natalie Walker
Student
Engineering
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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):
MS, Sustainable Engineering

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

One of just a few programs in the country and one of only two currently available entirely online, Villanova’s MSSE program employs a whole-systems approach to problem-solving through a life-cycle lens. The program’s practical approach is based on current and future real-life situations, and students work in small teams to evaluate and solve problems that companies are facing worldwide.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
MS, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

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

The primary goal of the graduate program is to provide advanced level courses of study in environmental and water resources engineering. The curriculum presents an engineering view of these fields, although students with science backgrounds consttte a significant portion of the total enrollment


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

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

This certificate program is designed to expose master's level engineering students to expertise and knowledge with regard to the full environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainable engineering. The concentration requires 5 courses. A minimum of 2 courses much be selected from the core course list while the remaining 3 courses must be selected from one of the Sustainable Engineering Master's program tracks.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Certificate, Urban Water Resource Design

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

The program is geared to Civil Engineers and Water Resource Professionals engaged in design of urban hydraulic and hydrologic systems in the Philadelphia metropolitan and suburban areas. The certificate consists of four graduate level courses. Program length can vary between 4 and 6 semesters depending upon when the student starts the program.


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