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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 Platinum
Overall Score 85.51
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date July 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of New Hampshire
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jennifer Andrews
Project Director
Sustainability Institute
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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:
Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Earth System Sciences (NRESS)

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The NRESS Program draws on the University's strengths in environmental and earth sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and ethical and policy studies, and has the following objectives:

To increase our understanding of environmental and natural resource problems and solutions at local, regional, and global scales;

To provide the opportunity for graduate students to pursue interdisciplinary research on the environment;

To stimulate excellence in research and teaching through increased contact between students and faculty in different departments and colleges.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Natural Resources Masters of Science Program

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

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment is a multidisciplinary group of faculty and students.

Graduate Degree Options:

General (natural resources, biology, ecology, and social sciences)
Environmental Conservation
Environmental Economics
Forestry
TIDES (ecology, social sciences, and statistics)
Soil and Water Resources Management
Wildlife and Conservation Biology


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Masters of Arts in Development Policy and Practice

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

The Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice is a program that prepares individuals for advanced policy- and practice-oriented work in sustainable development both in the United States and in developing countries. The program has two pathways to complete the master's degree: a 14-month pathway and a 24-month pathway.


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


Environmental Education (Masters degree)
website: http://www.unh.edu/education/index.cfm?id=CEE0BB7B-9458-562E-DBD17540F59629BD

Certificate in Sustainability Politics and Policy
website: http://www.unh.edu/political-science/index.cfm?id=575E332A-F364-65AF-8F64C9FE88046E97

Other Graduate Programs:

Biochemistry BS and Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering (including a focus on Energy and on Environment) BS and Ph.D.
Civil Engineering MS and Ph.D.
Development Policy & Practice MA
Earth Sciences: Geology Option MS
Earth Sciences: Oceanography Option MS
Earth Sciences: Ocean Mapping Option MS
Earth Sciences: Specialization in Geochemical Systems MS
Environmental Economics MA and Ph.D.
Environmental Education MA
Health Economics MA and Ph.D.
History MA (Museum Studies Option) and Ph.D.
Hydrology MS
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS)
International Economics MA and Ph.D.
Liberal Studies MA
Marine Environmental History
Mechanical Engineering MS and Ph.D.
Microbiology MS & Ph.D.
Music MA & MAT
Natural Resources General MS
Natural Resources Environmental Conservation MS
Natural Resources Forestry MS
Natural Resources (TIDES) Integrated Coastal Ecosystem Science, Policy and Management MS
Natural Resources Water Resources MS
Natural Resources & Earth System Sciences Ph.D.
Ocean Engineering MS & Ph.D.
Outdoor Education MS & Ph.D.
Outdoor Education and Social Work Dual MS/MSW
Painting MFA
Plant Biology MS & Ph.D.
Political Science MA
Public Administration MA
Public Health Certificate
Public Health MPH
Recreation Management and Policy MS
Resource Administration and Management MS
Resource Economics MS
Social Work Masters
Sociology MA and Ph.D.
Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) Certificate
Sustainability Politics & Policy Certificate
Systems Engineering Ph.D.
Zoology MS and Ph.D.


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:
Sustainability Politics & Policy Certificate

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

The Certificate in Sustainability Politics and Policy is administered by the Department of Political Science Graduate Program, though it can include course work from a number of other graduate programs. The Certificate is designed to give current graduate students, alumni and others in the community training and analysis on issues connecting environmental and social sustainability, politics and policy making initiatives. Such training is increasingly valuable for careers in the public sector, in non-profit organizations and in the private sector for both smaller and larger companies.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) Certificate

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

Founded in 1999 as the Microenterprise Development Institute, the Carsey Institute’s Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) provides training and networking opportunities for practitioners in the fields of microfinance, enterprise development, social enterprise, and community-based and rural development. Over the past fourteen years, we have trained more than 1,800 practitioners from more than one hundred countries around the globe. The SMDP offers an intensive professional training experience with a concentration on program planning and implementation of client and community inclusive economic development strategies.


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