Diversity and Inclusion Certificate of Graduate Study

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Diversity and Inclusion will educate professionals who can help create diverse workspaces where innovation can thrive when people are able to work, volunteer, and govern because of their differences. Rooted in ethnographic methodology, the program will provide students with knowledge and methodologies to help specific organizations or institutions work towards building diverse and inclusive communities. This work requires deep knowledge of cultures, history, ideas, social structures, institutions, and politics, which are concepts the College of Humanities and Social Sciences [CHSS] has been exploring for generations.

Because this program is housed in CHSS and is grounded in disciplinary methodologies, graduates will be prepared to work in a wide range of contexts, adaptable to the needs of their industry or community. For most, this certificate will add an expertise for an existing professional to be a leader in issues of diversity and inclusion.

Curriculum

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Diversity and Inclusion is a full-time or part-time program offered in a face-to-face format on our Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 12 graduate semester hours (4 courses), which are possible to complete in 1 to 2 consecutive semesters.

Coursework

The following courses make up the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate of Graduate Study program.

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Required Courses
Course Number
Title
S.H. (Credits)
DI 68501 Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion 3
ANTH 02510 Qualitative Research 3
Elective Courses
Course Number
Title
S.H. (Credits)
PHIL 09521 Philosophical Approaches to Diversity, Equity and Identity 3
HIST 05519 History of Political and Social Movements 3
ENGL 02530 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in U.S. Literature 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 12

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Statement of professional objectives

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2020 01/21/2020 11/01/2019
Summer 2020 05/19/2020 04/01/2020
Fall 2020 09/01/2020 07/01/2020