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Graduate Certificate in Organization Coaching

Graduate Certificate in Organization Coaching

Laura Bierema

My passion for human resources and academic background in labor, industrial relations, and adult education have provided for my successful publishing, teaching, and researching career. I look forward to continuing to make developments in my department.

Laura Bierema

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Offered through the Mary Frances Early College of Education, the University of Georgia’s Graduate Certificate in Organization Coaching is a desirable, complementary credential for students pursuing a graduate degree in adult learning, leadership, and organization development, as well as those in other fields who want to be a certified organization coach.

To date, no other institutions of higher education in Georgia offer explicit and focused training in organization coaching as part of their graduate degree program or as a stand-alone graduate certificate program.

The content of this certificate was designed to align with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching certification standards. By adhering to these standards, individuals who complete the certificate program are prepared to implement evidence-based and instructionally-effective practices for coaching individuals and teams.

  • Attractive for professionals looking for graduate-level professional development related specifically to coaching individuals and teams in organizations
  • Pairs well with many graduate degrees
  • Coaching credential allows students to provide developmental coaching to executives, teams, leaders, and others in organizations
  • Organization coaching is interdisciplinary
  • Responds to a growing demand for organization and executive coaching certification


The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. The University of Georgia also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


Students who are not currently enrolled at UGA should apply to the graduate school for the Graduate Certificate program in Organization Coaching and are not required to take entrance exams and submit letters of recommendation. Admission requirements for degree-seeking students require that they are admitted to a UGA graduate program and have a minimum of a 3.0 average. 

Application Checklist

  1. Application – Submit online to the Graduate School Admissions. Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
  2. Select Campus– Online
  3. Select Intended Program -CERG, Organization Coaching (Lifelong Ed, Admin, and Policy)[CERT_2ORC_ON] 
  4. Statement of purpose – Submit to the Graduate School online in your application.
  5. Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.

International Applicants – must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants

  • Summer:  May 1
  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring:  November 15

International Applicants

  • Summer:  February 15
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring:  October 15


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates and student fees may change each year. 

Based on 2024-25 credit-hour cost, a person who had completed this program at the recommended pace would have paid $7,623 in tuition for a Georgia Resident and $21,717 in tuition for an out-of-state student.

Please use the Estimated Cost Calculator on the Bursar’s Office website to calculate one academic (Fall/Spring) year’s tuition. 

Fees for those students enrolled in exclusively online programs are $411 per semester. 

Potential additional costs include:

  • Textbooks
  • Exam proctoring fees
  • Technology upgrades 

The complete cost of attendance can be found at


Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.

Military Assistance

Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.

University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see Tuition Assistance (refer to the Distance Learning section). 

University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance for Residents 62 and Older

Any resident of Georgia over the age of 62 can earn a UGA degree for free. The USG tuition assistance program for students in GA over the age of 62 includes online classes at the University of Georgia. Those who qualify are encouraged to apply for an undergrad or graduate degree at UGA online or on campus.

Additional information can be found in Board of Regents Policy, Persons Aged 62 and Older. Students who are interested in this program should contact their college or university of interest for additional information. You can find more information about admissions on UGA’s Admissions page.

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones, and microphone are required.
  • High-speed internet access.


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