This graduate certificate provides you with the robust training to provide enhanced services to the LGBTQ+ community. The program is a major step toward ensuring millions of Americans receive fair and compassionate treatment in facilities across the country. It’s also a significant opportunity for health care professionals to expand their skillsets and specialize in a rapidly developing field.

Fast Facts
  • Application Deadline: May 28, 2024
  • Program mode: 100% Online | Cohort format
  • Program duration: 1 year (12 units)
  • Financial Aid available
  • No GRE Required

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Career outlook

A growing area of medicine, LGBTQ+ health now represents billions of dollars in annual revenue. Unsurprisingly, companies intend to capitalize on this emerging market, which is why they’re aggressively recruiting graduates of programs such as CSUN’s Graduate Certificate in LGBTQ+ Health.

Top Companies who hire health care professionals with LGBTQ-related expertise:

  • University of California
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Dignity Health
  • Evolent Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • UW Health
  • Novant Health
  • Blue Shield
  • Stars Behavioral Health Group
  • Westcoast Children's Clinic
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center
  • Quest Diagnostics
Only 18% Healthcare facilities include LGBTQ+ specific concerns on their patient surveys
Only 14% of 906 healthcare facilities have a dedicated LGBTQ+ clinic
Only 31% of 906 Healthcare Facilities include LGBTQ-specific information in employee training

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You’ll learn how to:

  • Improve health outcomes of sexual and gender minority populations
  • Reduce health disparities through best practices
  • Ensure fair and equitable treatment in hospitals and clinics
  • Disseminate accurate health information for and about LGBTQ+ patients
  • Advocate and care for LGBTQ+ populations in a culturally appropriate domain

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Why you'll love us.


    At CSUN, we don't fill courses. We build them, entirely from scratch, each and every time we launch a program. This leads to a unique education, with real and lasting outcomes in your career.


    Our world-class faculty design and teach all courses, helping you gain today’s most in-demand skills – and bringing the industry directly to you.


    When you enroll, we place you in a small, interactive group of peers from diverse organizations and industries. And from day one to graduation, you’ll learn and grow together.


    As you earn your education, we’ll stay with you every step of the way, offering close, personal support when and where you need it.

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CSUN’s Graduate Certificate in LGBTQ+ Health is a cutting-edge, online program designed for working professionals in the health care sector. The program equips you with the knowledge and skills to provide affirming, equitable and specialized care to the LGBTQ+ community.

When you finish, you’ll possess skills desired by some of the largest employers in health care – from Kaiser Permanente to Facey Medical Group. Plus, you’ll be ready to introduce LGBTQ+ patients to more compassionate treatment, which is still much needed, even in today’s more inclusive culture.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: How many hours a week should I plan to dedicate to classes?

Answer: Credit-bearing programs conform to Carnegie hours (i.e., one credit equals one hour of class time, plus two hours of homework).

Question: After I submit my application, when will I receive a response about an admit decision?

Answer: Admission decisions are typically made four to eight weeks after the complete admission packet is submitted, including transcripts and all required supplemental documents.

Question: What is the typical class profile?

Answer: Students are professionals, typically with two to five years of experience. Usually, they’re in their mid-20s to mid-40s. Many students have families and work/life commitments.

Question: If I received my bachelor's degree from CSUN, do I have to include transcripts with my application?

Answer: No, we have access to your CSUN transcripts.

For additional questions and answers, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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