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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.39
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tufts University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Antje Danielson
Administrative Director, Tufts Institute of the Environment & Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program
Tufts Institute of the Environment
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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):
Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning

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

This program requires completion of 12 or 13 course credits (most semester-long courses receive one credit each), a thesis or capstone exam, and an internship. The M.A. program usually takes two years of full-time study. Students may also enroll in the program on a part-time basis. The M.A. degree is awarded through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (1st program) :
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Science in Conservation Medicine

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

This program is twelve months long, with a curriculum that consists of small seminar-style courses, journal club, and independent team project-based activities culminating in an individual case study. Students must complete a four-week internship in a conservation medicine related setting, as well as choose two elective courses from many different disciplines available to augment their educational and professional goals.


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

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

The program includes four main elements: Engineering Tools, Management Tools, Electives, and Seminar. Students must select a total of two courses from the available courses in Advanced Mathematics and Computer Applications to fulfill the Engineering tools requirement. To satisfy the Management Tools requirements, students need to take two courses from the available courses offered. Six electives need to be taken for the Electives requirement. All students must take the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Graduate Seminar during two terms.


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):

Master of Science in Environment and Water Resources Engineering
http://engineering.tufts.edu/cee/graduate/msWater.htm

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Health
Doctor of Philosophy in Geosystems Engineering
http://engineering.tufts.edu/cee/graduate/phd.htm

Master of Science in Environmental Health
http://engineering.tufts.edu/cee/graduate/msEnvironHealth.htm

Master of Engineering in Environmental Health
http://engineering.tufts.edu/cee/graduate/mengEnvironHealth.htm

Master of Science in Geosystems Engineering
http://engineering.tufts.edu/cee/graduate/msGeoEng.htm

Master of Engineering in Geosystems Engineering
http://engineering.tufts.edu/cee/graduate/mengGeoEng.htm

Master of Public Policy in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
http://ase.tufts.edu/uep/degrees/MPP.aspx

Master of Science in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition
http://www.nutrition.tufts.edu/academics/fpan

Master of Science in Agriculture, Food and Environment
Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture, Food and Environment
http://www.nutrition.tufts.edu/academics/afe


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):
Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School (International Environment and Resource Policy concentration)

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

MALD students choose one or two concentrations from an array of 22 fields of study, one of which is International Environment & Resource Policy. The program demonstrates how environment and resource issues are integral to the ongoing economic development process and are critical to the security of societies. The role of science in developing sound policies is emphasized, as is the role of technology choice and the policies that influence them. Clashes such as those that occur between trade and environmental treaty regimes, forest protection and sovereignty and between developed and developing countries create new challenges for international diplomacy. The program emphasizes the need to utilize multiple disciplinary tools from science, economics, politics, law and engineering in developing sustainable solutions.

The International Environment and Resource Policy field of study requires the completion of a minimum of three course credits. A list of applicable courses can be found here: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Academic/Courses/Fields-of-Study/International-Environment-and-Resource-Policy


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):
Master of Engineering in Environmental Management (certificate)

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

The certificate in Environmental Management provides students with the tools and techniques they need to understand the complex issues of future environmental management. The program blends courses in fundamentals, such as regulations and compliance issues, with leading edge concepts in life-cycle analysis, risk management, and remediation technologies. Students must complete five courses, including one course in each of three focus areas: environmental engineering and technology, environmental health, and policy. The two remaining courses can be selected from any of the focus areas.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Water Systems Science and Society Program (certificate)

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

This unique certificate program has three goals: (1) To develop research projects that will make significant local, national, and global contributions; (2) To educate a diverse, ethical, skilled set of professionals who are trained to be multidisciplinary even as they develop a specialization; and (3) To meet the growing global demand for interdisciplinary water experts. By meeting these goals, Tufts and WSSS graduates will be uniquely equipped to develop integrated, interdisciplinary solutions to the complex science, public health, economic, engineering, environmental, behavioral, planning, and policy issues surrounding U.S. and international water crises.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Civil and Environmental Engineering Certificate Program
http://asegrad.tufts.edu/academics/explore-graduate-programs/civil-and-environmental-engineering

UEP Community Environmental Studies
http://asegrad.tufts.edu/academics/explore-graduate-programs/community-environmental-studies

UEP Management of Community Organizations
http://asegrad.tufts.edu/academics/explore-graduate-programs/management-community-organizations-0

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Online Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems http://www.nutrition.tufts.edu/academics/certificate-programs/sustainable-agriculture

The Fletcher School Certificate in International Development: Specialization in Sustainable Development
http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Academic/Certificates-for-degree-candidates/Dev_Sustainable


The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.