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Counseling Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Persons

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Graduate Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

Pre-Master’s Certificate

This certificate program introduces the issues, theories and techniques of community, rehabilitation or school counseling. It is designed to enhance knowledge and skills for working with a diverse population and to increase effectiveness in a community or school setting. The program is 12 credit hours.

Post-Master’s Certificate

The goal of this certificate program is to expand students’ understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity within various settings and, in the process, to enhance their understanding of their own psychosocial identity. The program is 12 credit hours.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – April 1
Spring – October 1
Summer – March 1

Recommendations required: 

Two (2) recommendations

Prior academic records: 

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services.

Applicants to the post-master’s certificate must have earned a master's degree.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University, describing your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application.

Additional requirements:

A resumé and a pre-application interview (202.994.6856) are required.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions: ~ 202.994.9283 ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday