Welcome to the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership Program
In the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership program, you will learn the scholarly theories and practical tools to implement institutional changes that promote diversity and foster inclusivity. 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.
Our 11-course interdisciplinary MA in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership is available as either a full-time or part-time program and is designed for individuals from a broad array of backgrounds. Students work with their advisors to hone their course of study based on their areas of interest. Students can choose from two possible tracks to complete the program: the thesis track and the capstone track. For both tracks of study, students will begin working with their advisors early in their academic careers to select courses in preparation for the final project of their choice.
Our 4-course certificate program is available fully online or in a hybrid format (with both online and on-campus courses). The program is designed to provide a skills-based leadership curriculum for the working professional. 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, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice 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.