Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Graduate Certificate
In collaboration with the Department of Sociology, the Department of Leadership and Organizational Administration will offer a 9-hour graduate certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace starting in Fall 2021. (Now taking applications for admission to the Fall 2021 term and beyond.)
This fully online program is designed for professionals who have already earned a Bachelor's degree and would like to earn a graduate credential while building timely skills that will enhance their ability to understand the perceptual, institutional, and social processes that impact the ways people interact and make decisions in organizations. The interdisciplinary curriculum promotes a scientific approach to optimizing organizational outcomes by equipping leaders with the skills to cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive climate. These skills serve students who strive to make organizations more supportive and engaging places to work.
The nine-hour graduate certificate can be earned in as little as three eight-week terms. Completion of this certificate will allow students to transition directly into the Master of Science in Leadership (MSL), if desired. The certificate classes will count as three of the ten courses required for the MSL degree.
Students will complete this 9-hour program by taking three online courses, as outlined below:
LDSP 5350 Diversity in the Workplace
LDSP 5250 Gender and Leadership
SOC 5050 Race Relations and Minority People
Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:
- Evaluate diverse perspectives for decision-making
- Identify the relationship between in-group processes and power in organizations
- Recognize and critically evaluate macro and micro level biases
- Articulate how social position influences privileges and oppression faced by individuals
Interested in applying to this program? View the criteria for admission to graduate programs offered by the Department of Leadership & Organizational Administration in APSU's Graduate Bulletin. To apply for admission, click here.
To learn more about this program, contact our Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Kathryn Woods, Associate Professor for Leadership and Organizational Administration