Our program is focused on applied care. It is designed specifically for those who work on the front lines with clients and patients, and professionals who work with policy and healthcare system delivery and management to administer programs that serve the physical and mental health needs of the LGBT population.
The traditional schedule for the graduate certificate in LGBT Health Policy & Practice requires completion in one year. ** We have recently designed a schedule option that enables students to complete the program over two years, spreading out both the course work and the tuition payments over a longer period of time.
This 12-credit program is a combination of online courses taken throughout the year and two, one-week on-campus residencies in the summer and spring. The two-year track requires attendance at all four residencies across the two year period.
-Three core courses (6 credits) that provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge on the medical, mental health, and policy-based issues faced by LGBT individuals
-Electives (3 credits) from any pre-approved graduate course targeted to a student's professional goals
-Capstone project (3 credits) in which students generate a usable product that they can harness in their current professional roles or that can assist in future positions in the field. Students work closely with faculty mentors to develop and execute their capstone projects
The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.