May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Water, Health and Sustainability Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

The Graduate Certificate in Water, Health and Sustainability is intended for public health professionals, humanitarian aid providers, engineers and other planners, or anyone with an interest in addressing critical shortages and health problems associated with inadequate and unsanitary water throughout the world. The coursework is designed to provide instruction in the testing, treatment and management of water supplies; the role of water resources within the broader context of the earth’s environment, particularly from a sustainability perspective; the role of water as a crucial component to global health; and the cultural dimensions of local and global health.
As a result, the curriculum is highly interdisciplinary and aims to provide the skills and information necessary to address complex problems associated with water, sanitation, sustainability and health impacts to form teams that bring together many specialties. This Certificate is particularly unique in that it draws from several disciplines within the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering and Public Health, ensuring that its participants are very well prepared to think critically about these issues and address them using novel approaches.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Curriculum Requirements (16 Credit Hours)

Contact advisor to set up course plan.

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.