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Advanced Certificate
LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services
Post-Master’s Study

If you are a professional with a master’s degree, our post-master's advanced certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services will give you the tools and depth of knowledge to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, or to work in educational, health, research, counseling, and community-based settings that support and serve these populations.

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Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services

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The Advanced Certificate is a joint initiative of three NYU schools that have long studied and served LGBT populations and individuals: 

This 12-credit advanced certificate is designed for professionals who already hold a master’s degree in:

  • Social work
  • Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Public policy and management
  • Health policy and management
  • Teacher education
  • Educational leadership
  • Or a related field of study

This is an ideal additional credential for you if you provide direct services to a variety of individuals, including LGBT individuals (or if you would like to); or you are interested in conducting research on LGBT issues, engaging in policy analysis and reform, or more effectively managing or directing organizations and agencies that serve the LGBT community.

Through required and elective course work, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to work more effectively with LGBT individuals and communities in education, health, and social service settings, and to recognize that LGBT individuals are served in all settings.

By the time you graduate you will be:

  • knowledgeable about the development of sexual orientation and gender identity as well as the social, political, economic, and health disparities faced by LGBT individuals across the lifespan
  • aware of and know how to consciously address the political, organizational, and fiscal issues with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity in education, health, research, and community-service based settings
  • able to identify the psychosocial and behavioral factors that differentiate the life experiences of these four sexual minority groups, i.e., development and enactment of identities


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