Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy and Practice

The graduate certificate in LGBT health policy and practice focuses on applied care. It is designed specifically for those who work on the front lines with clients and patients as well as professionals who work with policy and health care system delivery and management to administer programs that serve the physical and mental health needs of the LGBT population.The program is delivered as a combination of distance learning and on-campus residencies and may be pursued in either a one- or two-year track.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 9 credits in required courses and one 3-credit elective course.

PSYD 6201Multi-disciplinary LGBT Health
PSYD 6202LGBT Mental Health
PSYD 6203LGBT Health Policy
PSYD 6211LGBT Health Capstone
6 credits in elective courses selected from the following:*
AMST 6430Gender, Sexuality, and American Culture I
PSYC 8275Women and Health
or WGSS 8275 Women and Health
PSYD 6221Topics in LGBT Health
PSYD 8270Current Topics in Clinical Psychology
PUBH 6099Topics in Public Health (Designing and Evaluating HIV Prevention Programs)
PUBH 6514Preventing Health Disparities
SOC 6268Race, Gender, and Class
SOC 6273The Sex Industry
WGSS 6257Gender and Sexuality

*Students may petition the Program Director to include other courses as electives. Electives should be graduate-level courses offered at GW that pertain to the LGBT population (specifically, not the broader minority population), physical or mental health with a focus on minority/underserved populations, or public policy with a focus on health and/or minority/underserved populations.