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Diversity Certificate Program

The University of North Georgia (UNG) offers a graduate–level certificate program that is designed to provide education and training in diversity for professionals from various industries including K-12, higher education, health care settings, as well as business and industry. This program will equip professionals to make a difference in their places of employment. It includes ten hours of graduate-level coursework for completion and is delivered in an online format to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals.

Quick Facts

Online program
Program begins fall and spring semesters
Program length 10 semester hours
Certificate completed in two semesters
All degrees may apply
Federal financial aid is not available

Application Deadline

Fall - August 10
Spring - December 10

Types of Admissions

Certificate Non-Degree


Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.

Application Steps

Submit the Graduate Admissions online application or download a paper application.
  • Select Graduate Level Certificates-Diversity Certificate.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

Submit one set of transcripts from each institution confirming bachelor's or master’s degree.

  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions.
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to
  • Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average.  Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.


Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Appeal of Graduate Admission
A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision. Appeals must be submitted to:

Graduate Admissions
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001

  • Appeal letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal. 
  • Students whose appeals are granted will be admitted as provisional students.
  • Students are not eligible for financial aid while taking courses under a provisional admission status.
  • Students may not appeal for regular admission.

Notice Regarding Online Offerings

In compliance with state authorization for the delivery of distance education, UNG online courses, degrees and certificate programs are not available in Indiana and Minnesota. If you are not a Georgia resident, email to check program availability in your state. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state authorization of online offerings. Other inquiries should be directed to the academic department offering the online program or to Graduate Admissions.

International applicants who must be issued an F-1 visa by UNG to enter the United States to attend school may not apply for completely online programs or part-time programs (less than nine hours fall and spring semesters).

Program Contact

College of Education
Graduate Office
Dahlonega Campus
Dunlap 213B

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