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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, you will learn about the foundations of diversity, equity, and inclusion work across settings. Then, you select four elective courses that teach you 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 your main points of focus, you will develop a deeper understanding of systemic oppression and its relationship to social change so that you develop a deeper understanding of the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to make social change across a variety of settings.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Anneliese Singh, associate dean 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

Faculty and Curriculum

Elective courses may be taken in a vareity of fields, such as:

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

Please fill out and return the program of study form to Anneliese Singh. If returning via email, please put "DEI" in the subject line.

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.

Tuition rates

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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Student Life

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See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia


  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

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The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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