The required admissions materials are listed below:
- Application fee
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended
- Two letters of recommendation
- Professional resume
- GRE (General Aptitude Test of the Graduate Record Examination). GMAT or the MAT are also acceptable if you have already previously taken the test. While the program does not adhere to strict cutoff scores for admittance, scores are one of the many factors considered for admission (all test should have been taken in the past 5 years).
- Personal statement - Write an essay (between 500 and 600 words) about your reasons for pursuing Master's level studies in this discipline. Explain your developmental goals and address the strengths you would bring to the program. Specifically, address two aspects of culturally competent leadership and your personal experience to this field of study.
Program tuition includes materials and a leadership coach. Students earn 40 credit hours in monthly, three day modules with a cohort of diverse classmates from business, nonprofit and government industries. Class cohorts begin every August.
We also welcome young adults interested in an academic research career in diversity, inclusion, organizational effectiveness and cultural competence. Help us advance the field of organizational leadership!
Get your application in as early as possible to be eligible for greater variety of assistantships. The availability of assistantships and tuition waivers is dependent on State and University funding each fiscal year.Funding for second year students is limited to competitive assistantships and work on faculty grant awards, when available. Several fieldwork placement sites provide a stipend or hourly wage for diversity work completed for this training experience.Visit the Cleveland State University Graduate Assistantship page for more information.
For submission of materials in person, by mail or by delivery service:
Graduate degree-seeking applicants who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents should submit all application materials and a check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank for the graduate admission application fee.
Application materials sent by U.S. Mail should be addressed to:
- Cleveland State University
Application Processing Center
Office of University Registrar
1836 Euclid Avenue, UN 443
Cleveland, OH 44115
Application materials delivered in person or by a delivery service (UPS, FedEx, DHL) should be delivered to:
- Campus411 All-in-1
Main Classroom 116
1899 E. 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
For international students: Please contact the Office of International Admissions for assistance with transcripts, visas, etc. Please act early to ensure that your application can be accomodated. They can be reached at: Union Building, Room 301, 1836 Euclid Avenue, phone: 216-687-4579
Once your application is complete, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. You will meet with the program faculty and complete a reading comprehension/writing exercise. The interview process takes 1 & 1/2 - 2 hours.
Students who decide not to enter the program after having submitted an application, must notify admissions in writing regarding their withdrawal.
For further information contact: the Diversity Management Program at 216.687.2587 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students earn 40 credit hours in specially designed courses delivered in a cohort-based learning community. Exit requirements include a field practicum, and one of three exit options (comprehensive exam, action research project or thesis). Program participants also receive leadership coaching in the first year of the program.
Fall 1st Year
PSY 514 (3): Foundations of Diversity Management
PSY 515 (3): Group Dynamics and Diversity
PSY 516 (3): Social Psychological Foundations of Diversity
Spring 1st Year
PSY 530 (3): Organizational Psychology for Diversity Professionals
PSY 532 (2): Diversity and Organizational Change
PSY 533 (2): Conflict Management Across Differences
PSY 585 (0): Directed Readings for Comprehensive Exam
Summer 1st Year
PSY 551 (2): Diagnosing Diversity in Organizations
PSY 540 (0): Mid-Program Review
PSY 552 (2): Assessing, Measuring & Evaluating Diversity Interventions
PSY 553 (2): Facilitation of Diversity Issues
Fall 2nd Year
PSY 630 (3): Diversity Issues in Human Resources
PSY 692 (4): Practicum I
PSY 685 (2): Directed Readings for Comprehensive Exam*
PSY 686 (2): Action Research*
PSY 699 (2): Thesis*
Spring 2nd Year
PSY 633 (3): Professional Seminar in Diversity Management
PSY 695 (4): Practicum II
PSY 685 (2): Comp Exam*
PSY 696 (2): Action Research*
PSY 699 (2): Thesis*
Total credits: 40
* Students fulfill one of these three exit options
|Dmp 20 Class schedule||dmp 21 class schedule|
|Class times for all 3 Day weekends are Thursday 1:00-8:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m, and Saturday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.||Class times for all 3 Day weekends are Thursday 1:00-8:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m, and Saturday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.|
|Orientation Aug 4-6, 2016||PSY 514 Aug 3-5,2017|
|PSY 514 Aug 11-13, 2016||PSY 514 Aug 10-12, 2017|
|PSY 515 Sep 8-10, 2016||PSY 515 Sep 7-9, 2017|
|PSY 516 Oct 6-8, 2016||PSY 516 Oct 5-7, 2017|
|PSY 515 Oct 27-29, 2016||PSY 515 Oct 26-28, 2017|
|PSY 516 Nov 17-19, 2016||PSY 516 Nov 16-18, 2017|
|PSY 533 Jan 5-7, 2017||PSY 533 Jan 4-6, 2018|
|PSY 530 Feb 2-4, 2017||PSY 530 Feb 1-3, 2018|
|PSY 532 Mar 2-4, 2017||PSY 532 Mar 1-3, 2018|
|PSY 530 Mar 30-Apr 1, 2017||PSY 530 Mar 22-24, 2018|
|PSY 551 Apr 27-29, 2017||PSY 551 Apr 19-21, 2018|
|PSY 685 May 5, 2017||PSY 585 May 4-2018|
|PSY 552 May 18-20-2017||PSY 552 May 10-12, 2018|
|PSY 540 Jun 15-16, 2017||PSY 540 Jun 7-8,2018|
|PSY 553 Jul 6-8, 2017||PSY 553 July 12-14, 2018|
|PSY 690 Aug 24-26, 2017||PSY 692 Aug 16-18, 2018|
|PSY 690 Sep 14, 2017||PSY 630 Sep 13-15, 2018|
|PSY 630 Sep 28-30, 2017||PSY 692 Sep 27, 2018|
|PSY 690 Oct 19, 2017||PSY 692 Oct 18, 2018|
|PSY 630 Nov 2-4, 2017||PSY 630 Nov 1-3, 2018|
|PSY 691 Jan 13, 2018||PSY 692 Jan 5, 2019|
|PSY 633 Jan 18-20, 2018||PSY 633 Jan 10-12, 2019|
|PSY 633 Feb 15-17, 2018||PSY 695 Feb 7-9, 2019|
|PSY 691 Mar 15-17, 2018||PSY 633 Mar 7-9, 2019|
|Comp. exam Apr 20, 2018||Comp. exam Apr 18, 2019|
|Commencement May 12, 2018||Commencement May 11, 2019|
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