Specializations and Certificate Programs

One of the strengths of the Global Human Development Program is the access to graduate-level courses across a wide range of colleges disciplines within Georgetown University. We provide the opportunity for students to use some of their elective courses to acquire a specialization while pursuing their degree, which requires the completion of 9 credits on a focused topic such as Global Health or Education and Human Capital.

The most popular specializations are listed in greater detail in the menu. There are also a variety of course offerings related to gender, humanitarian assistance, conflict, science and technology, and regional studies.

Many students choose to use their elective courses to pursue a more formal Certificate offered through other Georgetown University degree programs instead of a specialization. Certificate programs are described here.