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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 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Michael Burden
Sustainability Coordinator
MU 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):
Resources and Development

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

The Resources and Development (R&D) emphasis area allows Ph.D. students to develop expertise in the application of economic theory and quantitative methods to problems and issues related to the subjects of natural resource and environmental economics, economic development, and regional economics. The significant overlap among these subjects allows students the flexibility to select courses and research topics relevant to more than one subject.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (1st program) :
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Public Policy Analysis

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

Graduate study in Public Policy Analysis prepares students to evaluate the role of government in a market economy. This would include food and agricultural policy, various regulatory policies (e.g. food and environmental safety, IPR and market structure), and rural development policy and assess the impacts of such domestic and international government interventions. Such skills are suitable for further graduate studies and careers in teaching, research and market analysis at universities, government agencies, and agribusiness. The Public Policy Analysis emphasis benefits from the resources and work of the internationally recognized Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), Community Policy Analysis Center (CPAC), Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center (EMAC), and Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI).


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Architectural Studies: Environment and Behavior Studies

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

Environment-behavior research explores a variety of environments, linking them to a range of behavioral concerns. This program is suitable for persons who seek careers in research, consulting, and/or teaching in architecture, interior design, and other environmental design disciplines.

A design project leads to the MA and research leads to the MS or PhD degrees.

Emphasis areas in environment and behavior include:

Design Education
History of the Designed Environment
Design Planning and Analysis
Interior Design Systems
Universal Design/Accessibility
Environment and Aging
Quality of Life and Design
Health Care Design
Housing, Neighborhood Design, and Sustainability
Organizational Systems and Design
Facility Management and Design
Programming, Design and Post-Occupancy Evaluation


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?:
Yes

The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Society and Ecosystems

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

Understanding the complex and dynamic interactions between human activities and natural ecosystems is essential for achieving sustainable development. Developing this understanding in the next generation of scientists, educators and resource management professionals is the primary goal of the University of Missouri's interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in Society and Ecosystems.


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):
Conservation Biology

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

The Conservation Biology program is an interdisciplinary community of students, faculty, and conservation professionals. This graduate student-led group provides a graduate certificate program, and organizes a reading group (fall semester) and seminar series (spring semester). The reading groups and seminars promote discussion and communication among students and faculty, and are open to anyone in the community. These events provide students with the opportunity to make connections between their own research, current issues in the field of conservation biology, and the work of other graduate students and faculty members. Generally, the reading group and seminar series are organized around a semester-long theme or topic of relevance to conservation biology.


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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.