Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychology

A focused graduate certificate designed to help graduate psychology students gain an area of specific expertise in fields like applied psychology or organizational psychology.

ProGRAM Highlights

Flexibility is one of the best aspects of the certificate in applied psychology. Students will work directly with the program director to select the courses that will best address their area of expertise in either industrial/organizational psychology or counseling psychology. The flexible schedule and ability to complete the degree online allow students to work in the field while working at their certificate.


Ageno School of Business Courses: $2,610 per 3-unit course

Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.


This program is offered at the following locations: San Francisco .


Some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied by taking the courses at Golden Gate University or through the transfer of equivalent coursework.

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Total Units -- 15

Students wishing to enroll in the program may earn a graduate certificate in applied psychology by completing, with a B average or better, five courses (15 units) with the "PSYCH" prefix at Golden Gate University. These five courses are chosen in consultation with the program director.


Golden Gate University's instructors are what sets us apart from similar institutions. Most of our faculty are professionals working in their fields of expertise. They bring their firsthand experiences and knowledge to the classroom, incorporating cutting-edge practices from the business and legal communities.


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