Diversity in the Workplace Certificate

Here, you'll learn to become an ambassador for positive change in an increasingly global and diverse workforce.

Diversity Workplace Students

Program Overview

Organizations increasingly need professionals who can promote and support diversity in their workplaces. Our graduate certificate in diversity in the workplace will prepare you to meet that demand and serve an increasingly diverse workforce across a wide range of careers.

You may take a cornerstone course that will teach you about the challenges with and benefits of promoting diversity in the workplace. You will also develop your skills to encourage others to be culturally sensitive and aware of the importance of diversity.

Our professors will make you the priority so that you'll gain not only the knowledge, but the support network that is necessary for a rewarding career. Your personal advisor will make it easy for you to apply your credits from the certificate to a master's degree in public administration, criminal justice, human sexuality education, or social work. By the time you finish, you'll be an ambassador for positive change in any workplace.

Program Options

Complete the certificate in diversity in the workplace and then easily transition to the master's degree in public administration, criminal justice, human sexuality education or social work. Many students who complete the certificates go immediately into the master's programs.

The transition is simple; students enrolled in the certificate will only have to complete a short application and, if accepted into a master's program, will have all their certificate courses applied to a master's degree.

The diversity in the workplace certificate is a good option for busy, working adults to explore graduate study without yet making a full commitment to a longer degree program.

The certificate requires the completion of four, three-credit courses with a grade of B or better in three years or less. The certificate courses are also offered at a reduced tuition rate, making this a cost-effective way to start your graduate studies.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Complete our simple, short online application. Write a brief statement describing reasons and expectations for study in this program.

Within a week of our receipt of your official 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 and make course selections for the upcoming semester.

We review applications on a rolling basis.

Program Highlights

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Flexible Certificates

The flexibility of our certificate programs gives you the ability to customize your courses to meet your career goals.

Many of our certificate courses overlap, meaning you can easily switch between our four certificate options if you become excited about a different path. Additional certificates include:

Distinguished Faculty

At Widener, you'll learn from professors who are either working professionals or are experts practicing in the field. They'll make you the priority and help you build a network that will follow you long after graduation.

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

At Widener, success means more than a graduate certificate. That's why our graduates can be found in various different career paths.

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Chief Diversity Officer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Diversity and Inclusion Compliance


More Careers

  • Diversity Strategy Manager
  • Title IX Coordinator

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