How to Apply | Professional Certificates

The majority of our professional certificates do not require an application. However, we do offer cohort-based programs which require an application prior to enrollment. For each cohort, an application review committee offers admission to a diverse group of students to enrich the classroom experience.

How to Apply: Cohort Programs

Our cohort programs are open to qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants are responsible for uploading all required application materials by the posted deadline for their desired semester of entry. Application requirements typically include:

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


Data Science

  • Spring — December 15
  • Summer — February 15
  • Fall — June 15

Early Intervention

  • Fall — August 15


  • Fall — September 1

Health & Wellness Coaching

  • Summer — February 1
  • Fall — August 1
  • Spring — January 15

Leadership Coaching

  • Spring — August 1
  • Summer 1 — Dec. 1
  • Summer 2 — March 1
  • Fall — June 1

Multidisciplinary Business Studies

  • Rolling admission

Organizational Consulting & Change Leadership

  • Spring — December 15

Social Impact Storytelling

  • Fall — August 1
  • Spring — February 15

Navigating Polarities

  • Fall — August 15
  • Spring — January 15

Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Management

  • Fall — August 1
  • Summer — February 15

International Students

A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required for 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.