Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

General

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Program Description

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Organizations are increasingly looking for chief diversity officers, diversity managers, consultants, educational administrators, human resources, and/or college admissions professionals that can transform their communities. At Tufts, you’ll become a strong, informed, skilled leader that can help create more inclusive organizations. Featured on CNN Money, this interdisciplinary certificate program prepares students for careers in a variety of industries and professional sectors.

Students in the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership certificate will explore the tools and concepts for successfully leading strategic organizational change as well as the history and ethics of law and policy as it applies to issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Students can choose to complete the program entirely online or in a hybrid format with both online and on-campus courses. Synchronous courses, both online and in-person, are offered in the evenings and on weekends making the program ideal for working professionals. Students who complete this certificate program may decide to continue on and apply to the MA in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership. If accepted into the master’s program, the credits earned toward the completion of the certificate will automatically be counted toward the master’s program.

Curriculum

The certificate requires twelve credits. Most courses are three credits.

Three required courses (9 credits):

  • Diversity and Inclusion Leadership (DLS247) (fall)
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Change Leadership and Influence (DLS248) (spring)
  • Laws, Policies, Politics, and Ethics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DLS249) (fall)

One elective from the following (3 credits):

  • Critical Race Theory (DLS208) (Online in Fall)
  • Critical Policy Studies (ED170) (Online in Spring)
  • Program Evaluation (DLS265/UEP256) (offered annually online)
  • Leadership and Organizational Development (DLS243/UEP276):  (Online this Fall)
  • Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution (DLS254/UEP230):  (In-person for Spring)
  • Racism and Social Inequalities (PHIL125) (Online this Fall)
  • Disability Health Seminar (OTS110) (Online this Fall)
  • Other courses may be approved by the coordinator if they have a core spatial component

Degree Requirements/Timelines

The certificate requires three core courses and one elective, which students can select based on their area of interest.

Application Requirements

The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program is committed to holistically reviewing all applications. This means that each application will undergo a balanced review across all components of that application to assess students' fit with the program.

  • Application fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
  • Transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
Last updated Oct 2020

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