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Graduate Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion

Learn the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workforce and how to translate these initiatives into the workplace. Through this online program, you will foster awareness and strategies to address diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Only three courses are required to complete the certificate, so it can be completed within two semesters or one year.

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At a Glance

Fall 2024

Application Due Date:
07/26/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025

Application Due Date:
12/13/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Summer 2025

Application Due Date:
04/19/2025
Start Date:
05/19/2025

Credits and Tuition Cost (2023-2024)

Credits Required: 9
Cost Per Credit: $775.00

Format

Fully Online

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Graduate Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion overview

Program format
Format
Fully Online
Total credits
Total Credits
9

What You'll Learn

Overview

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 9-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.

Students take one core course on perspectives of diversity and inclusion, and two additional courses that draw on the broad areas of global citizenship and global engagement, diverse identities and intercultural communication, and health and culture. 

Course Examples

  • SPA 524 Approaches to Diversity in the Modern World: Understanding Latinx Cultures
  • AAS 501 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
  • ANT 681 Health Care Inequalities
  • A&S 600 Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion
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How to Apply

Application Requirements

Admissions Criteria

There are no admission requirements beyond a Bachelor’s degree.

Program Contact

Christia Brown
Director of Graduate Certificate

Deadlines

Fall 2024

Application Due Date:
07/26/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025

Application Due Date:
12/13/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Summer 2025

Application Due Date:
04/19/2025
Start Date:
05/19/2025

Distance Learning

Licensure & Authorization

Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa. 

AUTHORIZATION & LICENSURE INFO
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University of Kentucky has been approved to participate in State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Student Support

Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.

Why UK Online

No GRE

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No test scores required.

Flexible schedule

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Fit learning into your busy schedule with no prescribed class times.

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Access supporting services and success coaches to help you succeed.
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