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The graduate certificate in diversity studies addresses issues pertaining to race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation in an increasingly pluralistic society.

Due to the increasing human diversity of the United States, many educators and human services professionals are advocating additional professional development in diversity studies.

This program is ideal for:

  • practicing teachers
  • administrators
  • health care professionals
  • social workers
  • counselors
  • anyone currently engaged in graduate studies

Thinking about a Graduate Degree?

This certificate is a great fit with our PhD in Educational Studies, and our EdD programs in Adult and Community Education and Higher Education and Community College Leadership. Credits taken toward this certificate can be applied toward a masters or doctoral degree.

Program Requirements

Through coursework, you will develop skills in both theoretical and practical elements of diversity training.

Total Credits Required

15

Courses You May Take

  • EDMU 660 Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in American Schools (3 credits)
  • EDMU 670 Social and Cultural Minorities in American Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 631 Philosophy of Education (3 credits)

For a complete list of required courses, see the course catalog.

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What Can You Do with a Certificate in Diversity Studies?

A certificate in diversity studies will help you approach diversity-related issues in a number of industries, including:

  • education
  • administration
  • social work
  • counseling
  • health care
  • government

Paying for Your Education

Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship is an excellent opportunity to gain meaningful professional experience while helping cover the costs of your degree. Learn more.

Ready to Apply?

Are you interested in our program? Then it’s time to apply!

You do not need to take the GRE to be considered for admission.

You may begin taking courses for this program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. The deadline to apply is two weeks before the start of the term.

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More Information

Do you want to learn more about our program or have questions about the application process or financial aid? We’re here to help! You may either request more information by completing our simple online form, or you may contact program director Dr. Michael Ndemanu directly by phone or email.

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