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.

Deadlines for Leadership Coaching

Fall Semester

  • June 1

Spring Semester

  • August 1

Summer Semester

  • Summer 1: December 1
  • Summer 2: March 1

Deadlines for All Other Programs

Fall Semester

  • June 15

Spring Semester

  • December 15

Summer Semester

  • 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.