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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 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tulane University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Liz Davey
Director
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?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (1st program):
City, Culture & Community Interdisciplinary PhD program.

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

By bringing together interdisciplinary approaches in the social and natural sciences, social work, architecture, law, humanities and applying them to understand a range of issues pertaining to cities, culture, and communities, this integrative graduate education-research program addresses interrelationships between the physical environment, the built environment, and social, economic, and political institutions and processes that shape urban areas.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (1st program) :
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development

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

Sustainability, Urbanism and Real Estate Development are intertwined, cities are our most sustainable resource, and they hold the key to our social, economic, and culturally equitable future, as well as our planet’s environmental protection. The skill sets to develop sustainable real estate development projects in this evolving urban marketplace must employ strategies for engaging the interplay of economic, community and environmental concerns, in order to be truly successful. With this distinctive MSRED Program, the Tulane School of Architecture is focused on a diverse range of innovative business and design opportunities with an emphasis on “regenerative” Real Estate Development in our cities.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Global Environmental Health Sciences (MPH, MSPH, PhD)

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

Assessing and controlling environmental factors is pivotal to protecting health and preventing disease. The mission of the Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences is focused on research, teaching, and service to characterize, manage, reduce, and communicate hazards and risks posed by the environment to populations globally, especially those most vulnerable. The department's overarching focus areas encompass factors influencing water and air quality, and disaster management impact on health. Health endpoints of specific interest are: cancer, respiratory disease including asthma, gastro-intestinal disorders, workplace health, and adverse reproductive health. The department offers three master's degrees: the MPH in disaster management; the MSPH in global environmental health sciences; and the MSPH in industrial hygiene (also accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Committee (ASAC) of the ABET). In addition, combined degrees offered by the department are the BS/MSPH, MD/MPH, JD/MPH, and MSW/MPH. The department also offers the PhD in global environmental health sciences.


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):
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
No

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A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
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The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
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The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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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.