GWU LGBT Health Policy & Practice Program
The GWU LGBT Health Policy & Practice Graduate Certificate program trains current and future healthcare leaders to develop strategies that address health issues and reduce health disparities for the LGBT population. Administered by the Professional Psychology Program, the one-year, 12-credit program provides students with a general knowledge of the psychological, medical, and policy-based issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals.
Our students are professionals and future professionals in the field—physicians, nurses, psychologists, school counselors, administrators, policy analysts, educators, or social workers—provide care, manage care, and shape health care policy for LGBT people. Students meet and study with leaders in applied physical and mental health care and health policy from the government, academia, non-profits, and the for-profit private sector. To apply for this program, click on the "how to apply" page.
- Completion in less than one year
- Hybrid online and on-campus curriculum model that accommodates for a diversity of global candidates, as well as the flexibility for working professionals
- On-campus residencies, take place once in the summer and again in the spring of the program year
- Focus on applied care, both clinical and administrative
- Capstone projects that enable students to interact with current or future employers
- Multidisciplinary faculty from GW and other top-level institutions
- Prominent guest faculty from the health care and policy fields
- Networking opportunities with professionals and health organizations
- Diverse student body - Students come from a wide range of ethnic, religious, cultural, and professional backgrounds.