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  • Dr. Mariah Schug

    • Diversity in the Workplace Graduate Certificate Coordinator
    • Freedom Hall, 205
    • tel: 610-499-4379
    • mschug@widener.edu
  • Graduate Enrollment

Graduate Certificate in Diversity in the Workplace

The certificate in diversity in the workplace educates professionals to recognize and address the issues surrounding the promotion and support of diversity in their workplace and professional lives.

Students come from a wide-range of professional backgrounds (e.g., human resources, law enforcement, education, and social work). Students can choose to take courses primarily relevant to their current career path or they may explore outside their current areas of expertise.

Businesses and public institutions recognize that diverse workforces promote creativity and effectiveness. Moreover, they are increasingly serving diverse populations. Yet, the challenges in developing such a workforce and serving diverse communities are many. The skills one hones by completing this certificate would be useful in a wide range of professions.

Through developing an improved understanding of issues surrounding workplace diversity, all certificate students will be qualified to become ambassadors for positive change in their individual workplaces.

Requirements and Courses

To earn a certificate in diversity in the workplace, you must complete four three-credit courses with a grade of B or better in three years or less.

See the attached document for a list of spring course offerings along with an all-inclusive list of courses that count towards the certificate in diversity in the workplace.

How to Apply

An applicant for admission to the certificate in diversity in the workplace program must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Please complete our simple, short online application, including a brief statement describing reasons and expectations for study in the program.

Within a week of our receipt of your college transcript and completed application, you will receive notification regarding admission. After making a deposit of $100 that will be applied to your tuition and fees, you will receive a code that will allow you to enroll in the graduate certificate program of your choice and make course selections for the upcoming semester.


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