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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 Gold
Overall Score 69.02
Liaison Sara McKinstry
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, San Diego
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kit Pogliano
Dean of the Graduate Division
Graduate Division
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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:
Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (MAS-MBC)

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The program is a one-year full-time program that equips current and future professionals with the knowledge they need about marine ecosystems from the scientific, economic, and policy perspectives, as well as provide important cultural and communications skills. Scripps Institution of Oceanography manages the curriculum for this professional graduate degree.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
The Master of Advanced Studies in Climate Science and Policy (MAS-CSP).

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

The program is a one-year full-time program designed to provide advanced training in climate science and policy for working professionals in the fields of government, industry and education. Scripps Institution of Oceanography will manage the curriculum for this professional graduate degree.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
PhD. Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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

The Scripps PhD program is organized into three separate academic programs: the Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program; Geosciences of the Earth, Oceans, and Planets; and the Ocean Biosciences Program. Each of these programs is responsible for all graduate educational activities in its area, including teaching, advising, and examining. Prospective PhD students will apply directly to one or more of the academic programs.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

Additional graduate degrees at Scripps include: Earth Sciences, BS/MS, terminal MS degrees in Oceanography and Marine Biology, and Joint Doctoral Program with San Diego State University in Geophysics. More info here: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/masters

In addition to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Rady School of Management and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies have sustainability graduate degrees. More info here: http://rady.ucsd.edu and http://irps.ucsd.edu/programs


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:
UCSD Extension Certificates in Sustainability

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

UC San Diego Extension offers certificate programs in the following areas related to sustainability: Programs and Certificates
Algae Biotechnology Science
Biofuels Processes
CEQA Practice
Facilities Management
Geographic Information Systems
HVAC Systems Design and Control
Power Systems Engineering
Sustainability & Behavior Change
Sustainable Business Practices


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
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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.