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 the strong, informed, skilled leader that can help create more inclusive organizations. Featured on CNN Money, this interdisciplinary program prepares students for careers in a variety of industries and professional sectors.

To be an effective leader in diversity and inclusion, you must understand the social contexts and psychological processes that result in implicit bias, discrimination, and marginalization. In our programs, you will learn the scholarly theories and practical tools to implement institutional changes that promote diversity and foster inclusivity.

You will join students from a variety of backgrounds and scholarly fields, all united in their desire to explore diversity in interdisciplinary contexts. Upon completion of the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership master’s program, you will be capable of:

  • Engaging in organizational observation using appropriate methods
  • Implementing necessary changes to enhance equality and prevent marginalization
  • Prioritizing these changes based on the culture and needs of the organization
  • Designing and evaluating programs to enact these changes
  • Leading organizations through sustainable transformation

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs at Tufts

We strive to ensure support for all community members, both on campus and after graduation. Some of the many programs arising from this commitment include graduate student focused programs like the GSAS Community Fellows Program and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop series; university-wide programs like the Bridging Differences Initiative; and offices and centers like the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for STEM Diversity. Please also see the efforts of our Office of the Chief Diversity Officers

The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program shares these values and is committed to actively promoting and creating change within society for greater diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion. 

We look forward to you joining our community.

Co-Directors of Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

Keith Maddox

Keith Maddox