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Diversity and Inclusion - Graduate Certificate

Prepare yourself with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate an increasingly globalized work environment. This graduate certificate will provide you with the highly sought after skills to develop, promote, and support inclusivity. Only four courses are required to complete the certificate, so it can be completed within two semesters or one year.







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An online Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion will prepare students to become proactive to ensure that they understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The 12-credit hour graduate certificate is designed for a wide range of professional backgrounds in recognition of our increasingly diverse world and workplaces. The certificate provides both the knowledge and tools to develop, promote, and support inclusive environments. The demand for a better understanding of diversity and inclusion is high and will continue to grow. A lack of diversity and inclusion is one of the top risk factors for workplace harassment, according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We see it in the racial and ethnic identities, cultural backgrounds, ages, skill sets, languages, and other identifying markers that employees possess.

To be eligible for the online Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion, students must possess a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or an international credential deemed equivalent to a four-year bachelor's degree. GRE scores are NOT required for admission to the graduate certificate program. All courses are designed by faculty and offered online as 8-week, 3-credit hour courses.

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COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences
DEGREE: Graduate Certificate
COST: $721 per credit

Core Course for the Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion:

  • A&S 600: Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion (3 credits)

Elective Courses (9 credit-hours total):

  • ANT 681: Health Care Inequalities
  • SPA 524: Approaches to Diversity in the Modern World: Understanding Latinx Cultures
  • AAS 551: African American Lives
  • SOC 551: Health, Illness, and Disabilities
  • SOC 720: Race, Racism, and Representation
  • AAS 560: Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
  • GWS 602: Perspectives on Gender Identities and Sexual Identities
  • GWS 603: Gender, Bodies, and Health
  • MCL 500: Intercultural Communication for Professionals
  • FCS 620: Working with Diverse Families in Culturally Sensitive Contexts