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.

Specific admission requirements can be found on the Graduate Program Finder.

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

Required
PSYD 6201Multi-disciplinary LGBT Health
PSYD 6202LGBT Mental Health
PSYD 6203LGBT Health Policy
PSYD 6211LGBT Health Capstone
Elective
One of the following:
PSYD 6221LGBT Health Current Topic
PSYD 8270Current Topics in Clinical Psychology
PSYC/WSTU 8275Women and Health
PUBH 6099Topics in Public Health (Designing and Evaluating HIV Prevention Programs)
PUBH 6514Preventing Health Disparities

Students may petition to include other courses as electives with program director approval. 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.