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Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education & Social Services

The Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education & Social Services program is designed to prepare students to work with LGBT individuals and on LGBT issues in educational, health, research, and other settings, such as counseling centers and community-based organizations).

During this 12-credit, 4-course program, you will become knowledgeable about the social, political, economic, and health disparities faced by LGBT individuals across the lifespan, and learn to understand the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity with regard to race, ethnicity, immigration and citizenship status, social class, age, and ability, as well as the major policy issues affecting LGBT people.

 Who Should Enroll?

If you work or would like to work with LGBT individuals and/or on LGBT issues in any professional setting, the Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education & Social Services will provide you with the specific knowledge and skills you need to help understand, relate to, and help the overall well being of gender variant populations.

This certificate is only open to students currently enrolled in the NYU Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in the following concentrations:

Courses

Plus, if you pursue the Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Sciences may count 6 course credits that you earn towards your elective component of your MPH degree.

 How Do I Apply?

To be eligible to apply to the Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Sciences, you must be enrolled in in the NYU Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in one of the following concentrations:

Applications are accepted three times a year:

  • Deadline for Fall semester: July 15th

  • Deadline for Spring semester: November 15th

  • Deadline for Summer semester: April 15th

To apply, a student must:

          Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in MPH coursework.

          Submit a statement of interest no longer than 750 words to cgph.admissions@nyu.edu.

Financial Aid

The certificate tuition is charged on a per-credit basis at a cost of $800 per credit.

You may be eligible for federal financial aid and/or private educational loans to pursue the certificate program. Learn more about your options for aid from GPH’s Office of Financial Aid.