Gender Diversity

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Gender Diversity will introduce you to the social, cultural and biological foundations of human sexuality, gender and sexual orientation. You will explore how gender is understood from various perspectives, as well as psychotherapy and counseling with individuals who identify as gender variant and their families. You will also examine psychosexual development, cultural and individual variations, gender identities and roles and legal aspects related to human sexuality and gender.

Basis of Admissions

A completed bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university is required. Credit hours from another university or institution cannot be transferred towards a post-baccalaureate certificate program.

Post-baccalaureate certificates transfer into a master’s degree sequence.

Completion Period for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Northcentral allows 2 years to complete all post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Post-baccalaureate certificate courses in the School of Psychology are eight weeks in length.

Specialization Courses

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Course Description


Psychology of Sex and Sexuality

In this course, students will examine dimensions of human sexuality from physiological, psychological, social and cultural points of view. Topics include an overview of psychosexual development, cultural and individual variations, gender identities, and gender roles.


Psychology of Gender

This course explores the way in which gender is understood from various perspectives including sociocultural, political, psychodynamic and biological perspectives. Issues of transgender and intersex variations will only be minimally discussed, as these topics are the focus of PSY6203 (for which this course is prerequisite). Central to this course will be an opportunity to rethink and reintegrate ideas about gender differences by studying material across several cultures.


Introduction to Gender Variance

This course offers a comprehensive biological, social and psychological focus on psychotherapy and counseling with individuals who identify as gender variant and their families. Assessment and treatment are presented through a nonpathologising lens that allows for ethical and competent treatment of the myriad of individuals who identity as members of the transgender community.


LGBTQ Affirmative Psychology

This course addresses the full spectrum of human sexuality and the individual's development of sexual and gender identities. Identities that intersect with sexuality, such as sex and race, will be examined in the context of sexual orientations and across cultures and history. This course will also explore gay-affirmative treatment modalities and historical developments relevant to this population.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about NCU School of Psychology's post-baccalaureate certificate costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $752
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,256
  • Program cost: $9,374
  • Average Book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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Note on Licensure: The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Psychology program is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

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