Mount St. Joseph University (Mount) is proud to announce the launch of its fully online Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Graduate Certificate Program.

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CINCINNATI, Oh. - This exciting initiative demonstrates the Mount’s continued commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the academic and professional spheres. 

The program can provide professionals from any field an opportunity to grow their understanding of foundational issues, and diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as issues of race, and the impact of systematic racism in our communities. Additionally, professionals will learn to assess the climate of DEI in organizations and to facilitate helpful DEI conversations in organizations.

Laura Saylor, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Education at the Mount, shared her enthusiasm for this program, saying, "Our institution has a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The DEI Graduate Certificate Program represents a significant step forward in our mission to empower our students to become leaders in building a more inclusive and equitable society. We are excited to see the positive impact our graduates will make in their respective fields.”

This 15-credit hour, fully online program can be completed as a standalone certificate for students in any field or discipline. It can also be part of the master’s degree program in Educational Studies.

Key Program Highlights:

  • Cutting-Edge Curriculum: The program features a comprehensive curriculum that covers critical topics such as cultural competence, equity, bias reduction, and inclusion strategies. Students will have the opportunity to engage with faculty experts and learn from real-world case studies.
  • Flexible Learning: Whether you're a working professional or a full-time student, our flexible program options are tailored to meet your needs. With online courses, students can study and do coursework any time they want.
  • Networking Opportunities: Students will have the chance to network with like-minded peers and established professionals who share a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Impactful Change: Graduates of the DEI Graduate Certificate Program will be well-prepared to lead DEI initiatives in their workplaces, making a meaningful impact on organizational culture and societal progress.

To learn more about Mount St. Joseph University's DEI Graduate Certificate Program, please visit: 

About the Mount

As a Catholic institution rooted in the values of the Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Joseph University excels at serving the common good. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students at the Mount are inspired to think beyond the classroom and redraw the bounds of what’s possible for their futures. This is accomplished through individualized educational experiences, a safe, secure campus environment, and an all-in commitment from faculty and staff to inspire students to reach their highest potential. The Mount fosters life-long learners who serve, care, and contribute to the world beyond their front doors.