Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.69
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Emory University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kelly Weisinger
Assistant Director
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master's in Development Practice

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:
The Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program at Emory University is designed to meet the challenge of achieving sustainable development in the face of global poverty, political and ethnic conflict, a degrading natural resource base, and climate change by combining hands-on learning and field experience with rigorous training in a broad range of academic disciplines. Emory's MDP program capitalizes on its partnership with established international development and research organizations like CARE, the Carter Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These partners' global reach, and the grassroots experience of collaborating organizations in the global South, provides students with invaluable exposure to the way development practitioners operate in the real world and with a perspective on the different institutional contexts in which they will serve after completion of their degrees.


Website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master's of Public Health in Environmental Health

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

The Master's of Public Health in Environmental Health (EH) program seeks to train students in a trans-disciplinary way so that they can better tackle the environmental health threats of the future. Environmental Health courses rigorously examine health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future strategies to control major environmental health problems in both industrialized and developing countries. Environmental, social, and economic topics are addressed in EH courses, ranging from the molecular to the global, and tackle such issues as pesticides (and their link with neurological disease), air pollution (and its link with cardiopulmonary disease), water pollution, heavy metals, solvents, persistent organic pollutants, urban sprawl, global climate change, and emerging global environmental health problems. Ciannat Howett, Director of Sustainability at Emory University, is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Environmental Health.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Masters of Public Health in Global Environmental Health

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

This program provides a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to examining the chemical, physical and microbial hazards that occur in the home, workplace and general environment. Between engaging elective courses in air pollution, climate change, epidemiology, toxicology and more and required real-world experience, this program will equip you with the skillset to tackle the most pressing environmental challenges of the future. Ciannat Howett, Director of Sustainability at Emory University, is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Environmental Health.


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

Emory's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program
Emory’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program offers students extensive classroom, skills-training, and extracurricular opportunities in environmental law. Building on Emory’s location in the dynamic business and governmental center of Atlanta, the Program boasts more than a dozen course offerings, three full-time faculty members, outstanding adjunct professors from law firms and federal agencies, nineteen externships, and the Turner Environmental Law Clinic. Through conferences, workshops, scholarship, and the work of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic, the Program engages law school faculty, students, and members of the community to address today’s environmental problems and develop effective solutions. http://www.law.emory.edu/academics/academic-programs/environmental-and-natural-resources-law.html

Anthropology (PhD)
Graduate students studying anthropology have the option of taking classes on the anthropology of food and nutrition. The curriculum addresses nutritional anthropology and international nutrition, growth and development, contemporary and comparative food systems, and sustainability studies. The anthropology department features several professors who are very knowledgeable about sustainable food practices. Students also benefit from interactions with leaders in the field of nutrition at the Rollins School of Public Health.
http://anthropology.emory.edu/home/graduate/index.html

Environmental Health Sciences (PhD)
This graduate program seeks to improve human health by better understanding the impact of environmental factors in the development of disease. Students learn to experiment ethically and receive comprehensive training to become fluent in population and laboratory-based research in environmental health science. https://sph.emory.edu/departments/eh/degree-programs/phd/index.html

Master in Development Practice / Master of Divinity (Dual Degree):
MDP is on the above list of graduate programs with a focus in sustainability, but this dual-degree program is technically a different degree program. The dual degree program prepares individuals to work within religious communities addressing issues such as poverty, environmental degradation, health access, human rights, and political marginalization.
http://web.gs.emory.edu/mdp/academics/dualdegrees.html


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:
The Certificate in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

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

The Certificate in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) is offered through the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University (CGSW) and aims to train graduate students to be competitive for WASH-related careers. Students in the program learn to describe the multidisciplinary nature of WASH-related issues; practice WASH-related laboratory methods; examine potential solutions for WASH-related challenges at the household and community level; recognize the role of policy in shaping the WASH landscape; and identify entities working in the WASH sphere. Students must complete a WASH-related practicum.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Emory Graduate Certificate in Human Rights

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

Human rights are inherently interdisciplinary. The Emory Graduate Certificate in Human Rights is an integrated, innovative, and cooperative approach to human rights scholarship and training. The certificate combines the teaching and research strength of Emory University with the applied programs of our professional partners, including CARE USA, The Carter Center, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention among others. The Certificate is open to students in all of Emory’s professional schools: the School of Medicine, the Rollins School of Public Health, the School of Law, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the Goizueta Business School, the Candler School of Theology and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Emergencies

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

The Rollins School of Public Health in partnership with CDC's Emergency Response and Recovery Branch offers a Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Emergencies.
Humanitarian issues encompass most of the concerns facing global health and international development plus some security factors that are unique to emergencies. These include:
Water and sanitation
Control of diarrheal diseases
Measles control/immunization programs
Control of acute respiratory infections
Malaria control
Public health surveillance
Reproductive health
War-related injury
Mental health


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Certificate of Social Determinants of Health
The Social Determinants of Health Certificate is designed to create an intellectual and professional home for Rollins master's students who have a strong scholarly commitment to studying and intervening in the socio-contextual determinants of health. This certificate provides a range of academic, research, and professional development opportunities to strengthen students' ability to advance the public's health by developing and implementing studies of, and interventions into, the socio-contextual determinants of population health and well-being.
https://www.sph.emory.edu/academics/certificates/socio-contextual-determinants-health/index.html


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