LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services

Degree Requirements

Total Credits

This is a 12-credit Post-Master's Advanced Certificate.  

The curriculum consists of two required core courses (6 credits) and two electives (6 credits).

The curriculum is designed for part-time study over two, three or four semesters to accommodate the schedules of working professionals, although it is possible to complete the curriculum as a full-time student during the fall semester.  See the sample schedule below.

You may begin your studies in the fall semester or spring semester, which also includes a winter session.  Courses for this curriculum are not offered during the summer session.

Credits completed for the Advanced Certificate may be applied toward doctoral study.

Curriculum Overview
Course # Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses  (6 credits)
GPH-GU 2357 LGBT Health Issues 3.0
APSY-GE 2895 or Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth 3.0
APSY-GE 2896

Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Adults
and Older Adults

3.0
Electives (6 credits)
Students may take 2 courses from the following:
MSWEL-GS 2095 Contemporary Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues 3.0
APSY-GE 2450 HIV Prevention & Counseling: Psychoeducational Perspectives 3.0
APSY-GE 2041 Women and Mental Health 3.0
APSY-GE 2008 Sexual Decision-Making and Risk Taking in Adolescence 3.0
MSWEL-GS 2139 Developing Targeted Community Level HIV/AIDS Prevention Interventions: Domestic & Global Perspectives 3.0

APSY-GE 2895 or
APSY-GE 2896

Students may take the course they did not take to satisfy  3.0
PADM-GP 2444 LGBT Issues in Public Policy  3.0
Total Credits:   12.0

SAMPLE SCHEDULES
Part-time (Two Semesters)
Course # Course Title Credits
Fall Semester
APSY-GE 2895 Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth 3.0
 

Elective

3.0
Subtotal:   6.0
Spring Semester (including Winter Session)
 GPH-GU 2357 LGBT Health Disparities 3.0
  Elective 3.0
Subtotal:   6.0
Part-time (Three Semesters with Global Study)
Course # Course Title Credits
Fall Semester Year I
APSY-GE 2895 Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth 3.0
Winter Session Year I
  Elective: HIV Prevention & Counseling: Psychoeducational Perspectives (Note: this course is offered in London) 3.0
Spring Semester Year I
 GPH-GU LGBT Health Disparities 3.0
Fall Semester Year II
APSY-GE 2041

Elective: Women and Mental Health

3.0