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LGBT Health Policy and Practice, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #181 (WUR) , DC,
GW's LGBT Health Policy & Practice Program is the first practice-focused, interdisciplinary graduate certificate in the nation that trains current and future health care leaders and policy advocates on issues relating to the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.The LGBT Health Policy and Practice program is offered at George Washington University.

About

Administered by the Professional Psychology Program, our innovative certificate addresses challenges resulting from health care disparities and focuses on strategies to move toward a more inclusive, equitable society. The one-year, 12-credit on-campus/online hybrid curriculum includes contemporary topics such as transgender care and marriage equality that cut across psychological, medical, legal and public policy fields.

Our program is designed specifically for those who are, or who will be, working on the front lines. At LGBTHP&P, we're not a think tank, we're a "do" tank. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, including medical and mental health care, social work and education. We provide ample opportunities to meet and study with leaders in policy and practice from the government, academia, nonprofits and the for-profit private sector.

The LGBT Health Policy and Practice program is offered at George Washington University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to LGBT Health and Well-being 
  • Health Policy for the LGBT Population
  • Our Psychology, Ourselves: LGBT Mental Health
  • Transgender Health 
For more information, please visit program website.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

Two (2) recommendationsPrior academic records:Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application.Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 – 500 words

For more information, please visit program website.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1260 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1260 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1260 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1260 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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