Graduate Certificate in Diversity Equity and Inclusion Online

Create strategies for cross-cultural communication and hiring at organizations, schools, and communities with an online Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Apply By: 1/16/23
Start Class: 1/30/23 Apply Now
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Program Overview

Explore our Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Increasing organizational awareness of prejudices that lead to exclusion and discovering new ways to promote diverse and inclusive workplaces is not just a moral imperative—it is a growing need in the world of business, nonprofits, and academia. An online Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a convenient, affordable, and quick way to specialize in this expanding skillset and will also increase your professional expertise.

A Diversity Certificate can benefit teachers and school administrators, human resources professionals, counselors, and those looking to move into management roles. Designed for working professionals, the online Diversity Certificate is accelerated, with multiple start dates per year; 100% online coursework; and affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition.

By completing this graduate certificate, you will be prepared to:

  • Relate cultures, prejudices, and stereotypes in American society to economic and political factors by understanding their history and development
  • Create, support, and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations, schools, and communities
  • Formulate a personal and professional strategy for engaging in cross-cultural communication
  • Utilize tools to complete organizational assessments to examine an organization's status and set a plan to move forward
  • Explore, develop, and implement a program of transformation and change for organizations and communities
  • Relate cultures, prejudices, and stereotypes in American society to economic and political factors by understanding their history and development
  • Create, support, and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations, schools, and communities
  • Formulate a personal and professional strategy for engaging in cross-cultural communication
  • Utilize tools to complete organizational assessments to examine an organization's status and set a plan to move forward
  • Explore, develop, and implement a program of transformation and change for organizations and communities

Career opportunities:

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culture Director
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Human Resources Consultant
  • Director of Human Resources – Talent and Diversity
  • Racial Equity Strategist
  • Talent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist
  • Educational Leader
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culture Director
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Human Resources Consultant
  • Director of Human Resources – Talent and Diversity
  • Racial Equity Strategist
  • Talent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist
  • Educational Leader

Also available:

The Mount offers multiple online certificates. Explore all of our online certificate programs.

Total Tuition: $6,252
Program Duration: As few as 4 months
Credit Hours: 12
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Tuition

An online Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that fits your budget

At the College of Mount Saint Vincent, we are committed to providing a high-quality education for less than you would expect. Tuition for the online Graduate Certificate – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is affordable and can easily fit into your budget.

Tuition Breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $521
Total Tuition $6,252

Calendar

With multiple start dates, an online graduate certificate can fit your schedule

The Graduate Certificate – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is designed with working adults in mind. We offer multiple start dates and faster course completion times to help you earn your degree when it’s convenient for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 11/30/231/16/231/20/231/25/231/27/233/17/237 weeks
Spring 23/27/233/13/233/20/233/22/233/24/235/12/237 weeks
Summer 15/22/235/8/235/12/235/17/235/19/237/7/237 weeks
Summer 27/10/236/26/236/30/237/5/237/7/238/25/237 weeks
Fall 19/4/238/21/238/25/238/30/239/1/2310/20/237 weeks
Fall 210/30/2310/16/2310/20/2310/25/2310/27/2312/15/237 weeks

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Next Apply Date 1/16/23
Start Class 1/30/23

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Admissions

Read the admission requirements for this graduate certificate program

The streamlined admission process at the College of Mount Saint Vincent makes it easier to apply and helps you start your academic journey faster. Please read the full admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Completed application

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the Graduate Certificate – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online program:

  • Submit online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to our Office of Admissions.

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:
Office of Admission
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471

Courses

Find out more about the expertise you will gain while earning this graduate certificate

For the Graduate Certificate – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online, the curriculum comprises four courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course equips participants with a sound knowledge base in critical multicultural principles and strategies. It provides both definition and rationale. Employing historical perspective, and through the use of lecture, video analysis and class reflection, it traces the development of cultures, prejudices, and stereotypes in American society and relates them to economic and political factors. Participants apply this information and knowledge to many different communities and formulate a personal philosophy and perspective of multiculturalism that apply specifically to create, support and advance diversity, inclusion and equity.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course equips students with a sound knowledge base in cross cultural communication. It provides both definition and rationale. Employing a theoretical approach, and through the use of lecture, video analysis and class reflection, the course considers the dynamics and influence of cultural diversity in everyday communication. Students will apply this to a variety of settings, such as the urban classroom and the workplace. They will formulate a personal and professional strategy for engaging in cross cultural communication. Modifications of the syllabus may be necessary, and will be announced by the instructor to the class. This course focuses on self-awareness, group dynamics, effective communication and conflict resolution with an emphasis on cross cultural interactions and prejudice reduction.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The first step organizations can take to become more culturally competent and aware of their goals related to diversity and inclusion is to complete an organizational assessment. These tools allow for organizations to examine their current status and then set a plan to move forward.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course builds on the work done and considered in the previous courses in the DEI Certificate Program (DEI 507,508 and 509) with the goal of developing and honing the possibilities for “building community” based on the principles, values and strategies embraced throughout the course work of the DEI Certificate Program. Through an analysis and discussion of different approaches to community dynamics and interactions, this course will offer participants the opportunity to explore, develop and implement a program of “transformation” and “change” for the community they participate in and serve.
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