Certificate Code: XWA
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.
Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.
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Credit Toward Graduate Degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
Time Limit / Average time to Completion
The approximate time to complete this Certificate is three years.