Online Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity

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Cost per Credit
8 months
Average Completion
15–18 Hours/Week
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DEI Graduate Certificate Overview

It’s time to enhance your current skills and become an agent of strategic organizational change. Gain a valuable credential that equips you to help build a better, more just society.

  • Learn to implement DEI strategies, understand diversity, discuss diverse perspectives in a global context, and analyze the strength of diverse teams.
  • Cultivate a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment where all employees can thrive and do their best work.
  • Become an inclusive leader who fosters cultural diversity and understands topics including religion, race, gender, and sexuality.
  • Learn to identify, address, and move beyond unconscious bias and marginalization.
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Note: This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid. See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

Get a Head Start on Your Master’s Degree

By completing a certificate, you’ll not only make an immediate impact on your career, but you’ll also lay the groundwork for your next degree. Apply qualified credits toward certain Purdue Global master’s degree programs.

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a graduate program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

What Courses Will I Take?

The online DEI certificate curriculum explores equity-minded practices, as well as unconscious bias and debiasing interventions and strategies designed to combat implicit bias.

You’ll learn from experienced professionals who bring real-world knowledge to the courses they teach.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity
  • Fostering Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within Professional Contexts
  • Unconscious Bias and Fostering an Inclusive Environment
  • Diversity in Teams
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Program Requirements

Major Credits
Total Credits

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Grants and Loans

Learn about federal and state grants and loan programs that may be available.

Corporate Partner Benefits

Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

Military Tuition Reduction

Graduate tuition savings for military include a 17–30% reduction per credit for current servicemembers and, 14% per credit for veterans for graduate programs.

International Tuition Reduction

International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% international student tuition reduction.

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Career Opportunities

Demand for diversity, equity, and inclusivity roles has increased significantly. According to LinkedIn’s 2022 LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise list, diversity and inclusion manager was ranked as the second fastest-growing job title in the U.S. and showed consistent growth from 2017–2021.

Average Salary


General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

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Program Brochure

Download our brochure to learn more about the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Graduate Certificate and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.


Faculty members who have advanced degrees


Faculty members who hold a doctorate


Faculty publications in 2021–2022

More Than 38,000

Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

Your Path to Success Begins Here

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*Estimated Graduation Date and Average Completion: Estimated graduation date is based on the assumption that you will enroll in time to begin classes on the next upcoming start date, will remain enrolled for each consecutive term, and will maintain satisfactory academic standing in each term to progress toward completion of your program. Completion time is based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Future Programs: The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.

Job Growth: Source: LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise 2022: The 25 U.S. Roles That Are Growing in National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.