College of Arts & Sciences

Diversity & Inclusion

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Program Summary

SPRING 2021
Application Dates: 12/7/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/9/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $729

M. Cristina Alcalde

Director of Graduate Certificate

Associate Dean of Inclusion and Internationalization

College of Arts & Sciences

202 Patterson Office Tower

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Gain a better understanding of what diversity and inclusion means in the workforce. The graduate certificate in Diversity and Inclusion prepares professionals to understand the importance of racial and ethnic identities, cultural backgrounds, ages, skill sets, languages, and other identifying markers that employees possess. These skills are highly sought after by today’s employers and would be beneficial to business administrators, health care professionals, government employees, educators, and non-profit organizations. 

Program Summary

SPRING 2021
Application Dates: 12/7/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/9/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $729

Become better prepared for an increasingly diverse world

We are being tasked with managing a more diverse work environment. The Online Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion prepares students to become proactive ensuring that they understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, as a way to become more employable and to continue their professional development. 

Core Course for the Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion:

  • A&S 600: Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion (3 credits)

Elective Courses (9 credit-hours total):

  • ANT 681: Health Care Inequalities
  • SPA 524: Approaches to Diversity in the Modern World: Understanding Latinx Cultures
  • AAS 501: African American Lives
  • SOC 551: Health, Illness, and Disabilities
  • SOC 720: Race, Racism, and Representation
  • AAS 560: Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
  • GWS 602: Perspectives on Gender Identities and Sexual Identities
  • GWS 603: Gender, Bodies, and Health
  • MCL 500: Intercultural Communication for Professionals
  • FCS 620: Working with Diverse Families in Culturally Sensitive Contexts
A lack of diversity and inclusion is one of the top risk factors for workplace harassment, according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Application Requirements

Students must submit a transcript showing an awarded bachelors degree, have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 or better and 3.00 on all previous graduate level coursework (both on a 4.00 point scale).

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGC of your intended program to confirm requirements.


Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

M. Cristina Alcalde

Director of Graduate Certificate

Associate Dean of Inclusion and Internationalization

College of Arts & Sciences

202 Patterson Office Tower

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.