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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

Core Classes

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

3 Credits From

  • EDFO 631 Philosophy of Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 641 History of American Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 651 Educational Sociology (3 credits)

3 Credits From

  • EDFO 610 Women and Gender in Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 620 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 621 Educational Ethics (3 credits)

3 Credits From

  • EDFO From List Above (3 credits)
  • EDMU 690 Independent Study (1-3 credits each)

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 pursuing a graduate certificate in diversity studies? The first step is to apply as a graduate student to Ball State University. Begin the journey today.

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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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