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

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.