Psychology Department/ Diversity Management Program

Program Requirements

The degree program curriculum is 40 credit hours consisting of courses in the following areas:
  • Social psychology
  • Leadership
  • Organizational psychology
  • Diversity issues in HR
  • Group dynamics
  • Change leadership
  • Facilitation of diversity issues
  • Effective Conflict management in diverse workplaces
  • Organizational assessment
Lisa Gaynier

All courses are taught with special attention to developing culturally competent leaders. Students also participate in experiences designed to allow them to:

  • Develop their own self-awareness and competence
  • Engage in and support productive and innovate workplace discussion
  • Resolve the challenges associated with diversity
DMP faculty assists students in choosing between a thesis, action research or comprehensive exams as their exit requirement, depending upon their career goals.
NEW! A Graduate Certificate for people who already have an advanced degree. This consists of 18 credits: the core courses in the program.
DMP is structured executive MBA-style, in a three-day sequence once monthly, with a rigorous schedule online activities and assignments in between classes. Courses are team-taught and the student teacher ratio is roughly 1 to 5. The practicum and thesis are done in the second year of the program. The master's degree 22 months.

Program instructors are Cleveland State University faculty and professional diversity management consultants.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Dept. of Psychology
2300 Chester Rm 166
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
2300 Chester
Room 166
Phone: 216-687-2587
Fax: 216.687.9294

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