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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 77.43
Liaison Claudia Frere-Anderson
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2015
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University of Washington, Seattle
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Claudia Frere-Anderson
Director
UW 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):
Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Environment & Natural Resource Management

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

The Environment and Natural Resources concentration provides students with the opportunity to acquire the tools, methodologies, interdisciplinary perspectives, and substantive topical knowledge necessary to be successful analysts, managers, and leaders in public, nonprofit, and private organizations that cover a broad spectrum of environmental and natural resources issues.


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: Forest Resources - Sustainable Resource Management

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

The MS in Forest Resources - Sustainable Resource Management program focuses on helping students develop an integrated set of skills concentrating on silvicultural principles and practices, business management, forest economics, forest biometrics, remote sensing, and operations research. Students draw upon the expertise of a diverse faculty and are encouraged to expand the interdisciplinary nature of their program by enrolling in courses in related UW departments and programs, including the Department of Economics, The Foster School of Business, Evans School of Public Affairs, School of Law and the Jackson School of International Studies.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Sustainable Transportation (MST)

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

The Master of Sustainable Transportation program (MST) explores sustainable transportation planning, policy and analysis and examines the growing concern for transportation's environmental, social, energy and economic impact on our society.


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 Forest Resources (MFR) - Forest Management & many other concentrations
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/academicPrograms/graduate/professional.shtml

Masters of Marine Affairs (MMA)
http://depts.washington.edu/smea/admissions/mma-curriculum

Professional Masters in Geographic Information Systems and Sustainability
http://www.outreach.washington.edu/pmpgis/

Master of Arts in Geography - Society and Environment
http://depts.washington.edu/geog/admissions/

Master of Landscape Architecture
http://larch.be.washington.edu/wp/programs/graduate/


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):
Environmental Management Certificate Program

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

In the Environmental Management Certificate program, graduate students from across the University collaborate to tackle real-world problems with profound policy, scientific and business ramifications. Students engage in environmental challenges—including energy, climate change, food systems, depletion of natural resources and pollution—and learn to organize collaborative teams to complete a client-based project.


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):
Graduate Certificate in Climate Science (GCeCS)

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

The Graduate Certificate in Climate Science (GCeCS) was created to provide an interdisciplinary training in methods, research issues, and communication of climate science that enhances the scientific breadth and professional employability of GCeCS awardees. The certificate combines the PCC courses, specifically designed to address the cross-linkages in the earth system that disciplinary curricula are not able to do, with a capstone project in Communicating Climate Science.


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):
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The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Certificate in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
http://econ.washington.edu/undergrad/honors-and-certificates/environmental-resource/


Interdisciplinary Master and PhD programs are available for that allow students to focus their studies and degree on sustainability-related topics.
http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/interdisciplinary/

Many Schools and Colleges offer concurrent degrees that also allow students to focus on sustainability-related topics.

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.