As our society becomes more diverse and our economy more global, organizations and society are faced with challenges regarding the inclusion of all individuals – both to be fair to them, and in order to fully utilize their talents.

The Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate Program is designed to give you the tools to help organizations successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with an increasingly diverse workforce. 

Required courses:

  • Employment Law

AND one of three broad classes about diversity:

  • The Inclusive Workplace, or
  • Identity and Discrimination at Work and in the U.S. Labor Market, or
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the HR Professional

AND any two classes from the following or from the other classes above

  • Women and Work 
  • Immigration, Public Policy and Worker Rights 
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace 
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Black Workers in American Society 
  • Latino Workers in the U.S. 
  • Topics or other classes related to the content of this certificate with the approval of the program director
  • Independent Study related to Diversity and Inclusion

All students must have a bachelor’s degree to participate in this program. You will be classified as a graduate student by the university and if you enroll in an undergraduate course as part of this program, you must do so as a graduate student.

How to Apply

For current Rutgers graduate students:

For application related questions and registration guidance, please contact Ann Marie Fiorella-Mullen, MLER Graduate Student Advisor.

For students not currently enrolled at Rutgers:

For more information on the certificate program and options for your academic future, contact Professor Francis Ryan, MLER Program Director.  

If you wish to complete a Certificate on a fully online basis, please contact Professor Ryan before applying because special application instructions are required.

To apply to complete a certificate, on a mixed in-person and online basis, as a non-degree student, apply to Rutgers Graduate Admissions. Click here to begin an application for admission.

All students:

Once you begin your application and have questions, please contact Ann Marie Fiorella-Mullen, MLER Graduate Student Advisor.