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Broaden your cultural knowledge base, acquire a multidisciplinary foundation, and develop multicultural and social justice leadership skills with our Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

This 15-hour certificate includes one core course (3 hours) and four courses of electives (12 hours). In the core course, students will learn about the foundations of diversity, equity, and inclusion work across settings. Then, students will select four elective courses that teach about issues of race/ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, immigration, poverty, and other important contemporary sociocultural issues. As one of the main points of focus, students will develop a deeper understanding of systemic oppression in order to cultivate the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to make social change across a variety of settings.

If you have questions about this program, please email the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Program Highlights

  • Eligible if you're enrolled in any graduate degree program
  • Available on a non-degree basis if you aren't enrolled in the graduate school
  • Complete the program in five courses
  • Courses may be included as part of your regular program of study

Deadline to Apply

Fall semester: July 1
Spring semester: November 15
Summer semester: April 1

Faculty and Curriculum

Take one of two available core courses, and then choose four electives from within or outside your program. Elective courses may be taken in a variety of departments, such as:

  • Lifelong education, administration, and policy
  • Science education
  • Food science and technology
  • Language and literacy education
  • Qualitative research
  • Non-profit organizations

Please use our online form to apply.

Sample Courses (PDF download)

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Please contact the department for admission procedures.

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