Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Thank you for your interest in the Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education. Our portfolio of noncredit professional certificate programs and courses provides professionals with targeted and flexible means to advance, change, or refocus careers.

Cohort Programs

The following non-credit professional certificate programs are cohort-based and require an application prior to enrollment. For each program, an application review committee offers admission to a diverse group of students to enrich the classroom experience. Please visit the program page for your certificate program of interest to learn more about the ideal candidate, admissions qualifications, and application requirements.

Program Application Deadlines
Data Science Spring: December 15
Summer: February 1
Fall: August 1 
Early Intervention Fall: August 1
Facilitation Spring: December 15
Fall: August 1
Health Coaching Summer: February 1 
Leadership Coaching Spring: August 1
Summer: December 1
Fall: April 1
Organizational Consulting
and Change Leadership
Spring: December 15
Strategic Diversity and
Inclusion Management
Fall: August 1
Transformational Leadership      Fall: August 1

How to Apply

We welcome applications from qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online through the MySCS Portal. Applicants are responsible for uploading all required application materials by the posted deadline for their desired semester of entry. Application requirements typically include:

  • Online Application Form
  • Nonrefundable Application Fee 
  • Essay
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation

Students will be notified of their admission decision via e-mail within 2-4 weeks after the posted application deadline unless otherwise stated.

International Students

A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required for most non-credit certificate programs but students are expected to read, write and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program. Non-credit professional certificate programs are classified as part-time education programs. As a result, Georgetown University cannot sponsor international students for student visas (F-1) to enroll in certificate programs. However, prospective international students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in courses. For more about travel visas, please see the section on international students under Frequently Asked Questions.

Other Certificate Programs

The majority of our certificate programs are open enrollment. Students are welcome to register for individual open enrollment courses or to complete the full certificate program. 

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Contact Information:

For more information or to speak with program staff, please send an email to or call 202.687.7000. Interested students are also encouraged to RSVP for an upcoming information session.

Application Resources

Please mail official transcripts to:

Center for Continuing and Professional Education

ATTN: Application Processing
Georgetown University
School of Continuing Studies
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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