Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Certificate

Drury University > Graduate Studies > Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Certificate

4 courses | 12 credit hours | 100% online

Start in August, Finish in May

This 4-course certificate was designed in consultation with faculty and community partners with expertise in diversity, inclusion and social justice to ensure the scope of content is well-rounded and will develop leaders that organizations can depend on to lead their DEI efforts. The certificate is designed to provide students with the practical knowledge necessary to understand the challenges surrounding equity, inclusion and cultural consciousness through the examination of institutional and community cultures. As leaders, locally, nationally, or globally, the DEI Leadership Certificate will prepare students to understand the systems change process through a cultural conscious lens as they work with their organizations on DEI initiatives.

Why a graduate certificate in DEI?

The need for Diversity and Inclusion Officers or, at a minimum, diversity and inclusion training in the workplace has been on a steady incline in recent years. In fact, “recruitment of D&I specialists will become a major priority for a broad swathe of employers in the coming year as they seek to modernize their corporate culture and attract new employees” (Chamberlain, A., 2020).


This certificate includes 4 graduate courses (12 credit hours) available 100% online:

Program Highlights

  • GRE not required.
  • Courses are 8 weeks, allowing you to focus on one course at a time.
  • Can be taken as a stand-alone certificate or applied toward the Master in Integrative Leadership degree.
  • Applied projects that are relevant to the issues in the community and the workplace.


Drury Leadership Collaborative
Dr. Regina Waters, Director