Certificate in Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health
How to Apply

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Application Dates

Fall Cohort

Application Opens—May 1

  • Deadline—Sep 15

The Certificate in Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health is a cohort-based program with a competitive selective admission process. An application is required to enroll in the program. A completed application will include the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Program Prerequisites


  • A minimum of a master's degree in mental health (counseling, social work, psychology, family therapy, etc.) preferred.


  • At least two years of supervised clinical experience (during mental health graduate training or post-graduate).
  • Currently working in the mental health or related field.

Please review the refund policies in our Student Handbook before completing your registration.

Degree Requirement

You must hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in order to enroll in our certificate programs. For each cohort, an application review committee offers admission to a diverse group of students to enrich the classroom experience.

Tips for the Online Application

  • Our online application securely stores your information and saves your progress so you can update and complete your information at your convenience
  • Click the “SAVE” button at each stage of the application process to ensure that your work and documents are uploaded

International Students

International students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in certificate courses. However, Georgetown University cannot sponsor student visas for noncredit professional certificate programs.

A TOEFL examination is not required for non-native speakers of English but students are expected to read, write, and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program.

Students from most countries may register for our online certificate programs, however, due to international laws, residents of certain countries are prohibited from registering.