Diversity Management Specialization M.A.

Graduate Certificate Information



This 18 credit Graduate Certificate is especially geared to the needs of mid-career adult learners who want to enhance their MBA, Law or Masters degree. Combining classroom instruction and practical application, participants study the foundations of behavioral psychology which clarifies human conduct as it relates to performance. It advantages leaders because they begin to understand more about the people they are trying to influence. The program leads to certification as a Diversity Professional (CDP).

A new cohort starts every August. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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For further information contact: the Diversity Management Program at 216.687.2587 or   E-mail: diversityprogram@csuohio.edu.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

Students earn 18 credit hours in specially designed courses delivered in a cohort-based learning community. Program participants also receive leadership coaching in the first year of the program.


Fall, First Year
PSY 514 (2 credits) Foundations of Diversity Management (strongly recommended, not required)
PSY 515 (3 credits) Group Dynamics and Diversity (strongly recommended, not required)
PSY 516 (3 credits) Social Psychological Foundations of Diversity (required)

Spring, First Year
PSY 530 (3 credits) Organizational Psychology for Diversity Professionals (required)
PSY 532 (2 credits) Diversity and Organizational Change (required)
PSY 534 (3 credits) Effective Conflict Management in Diverse Workplaces (required)
PSY 551 (2 credits) Diagnosing Diversity (required)

Summer, First Year
PSY 552 (2 credits) Assessing, Measuring & Evaluating Diversity (required)

Fall, Second Year
PSY 630 (3 credits) Diversity Issues in Human Resource Management (required)

Total:  18 credits

For a Graduate Certificate application and instructions, click here.

For a DMP 19 (cohort beginning August, 2015) schedule, click here.

For a DMP 20 (cohort beginning August 2016) schedule, click here.

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