The Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory teaches masters and doctoral level students how to conduct water and sanitation research, implement interventions, deliver health education, and evaluate and monitor programs in the U.S. and overseas. Courses taught by CGSW faculty provide students with the essential skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate water and sanitation technologies, interventions, and policies.
In 2012, the CGSW introduced the Certificate in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) at the Rollins School of Public Health. The WASH Certificate is a rigorous, self-guided certificate program that aims to increase the competitiveness of RSPH students for WASH-related careers. Graduate students pursuing the Certificate complete a minimum set of credit hours of WASH-related coursework, attend CGSW seminars and complete a WASH-related thesis, practicum or capstone. For detailed information about the WASH Certificate program, please click here.
NEW! To watch a webinar about the WASH Certificate Program, click here.
Outside the classroom, Global Field Experience (GFE) projects give students the opportunity to work with partner organizations on-site in countries around the world to implement, maintain, and evaluate WASH-related programs at the local level. For more information about WASH GFEs, please click here.
In addition, students are able to contribute to on-going faculty research projects through student employment and volunteer opportunities. During these experiences, many students elect to pursue a course of study related to the work of their faculty mentor for thesis or capstone purposes.
Other opportunities for student involvement include presenting WASH research at national conferences, assisting with manuscript development, assisting with CGSW events and participating in CGSW outreach opportunities in the greater Atlanta community.