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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.

Application & Supporting Documents Deadline

Fall - August 1
Note: If program capacity is met prior to established admission deadlines, we will stop accepting applications for admission and cancel remaining incomplete applicants. Completing your application earlier is better.

Diversity Graduate Certificate Quick Facts

  • Online program, no campus visit required
  • Program begins fall semester
  • Program length is 10 credit hours
  • Certificate completed in two semesters
  • All degrees may apply
  • Federal financial aid is not available

How to Apply to the Graduate Diversity Certificate Program

Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Certificate Non-Degree

Requirements:

Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four-year institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures; or successful completion of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. If an applicant holds a Masters’ degree, only the transcript showing the Master’s degree awarded is required for submission to Graduate Admissions.

Applying to UNG

Submit the Graduate Admissions online application.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from grads@ung.edu after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

  • 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 official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions. Please request a transcript from each institution attended.
  • Transcripts that have been opened, scanned or forwarded by email are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Official electronic transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution to grads@ung.edu. Depending on the transcript service you are using, grads@ung.edu may not be an available option. You may then select any admissions or undergraduate admissions @ung.edu address. Electronic transcripts forwarded via email from the student are not accepted.
  • 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. Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.75. 
  • Graduate Admissions will retrieve transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG. You do not need to order official transcripts from UNG.

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.

Courses Offered

  • EDUC 7789 : Intro to Issues in Diversity
  • EDUC 7793: Current Issues and Trends in Diversity
  • EDUC 7794: Diverse Topics in Professional Settings

Please note: Candidates will complete all assignments, discussions, and activities online in the Desire2Learn course management system

Accreditation Information

All teacher certification programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GA-PSC) and accredited by the former National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). See the currently approved list of certification programs at UNG.

Program Questions?

College of Education Graduate Office
706-864-1600
coegrads@ung.edu 

Where Could This Program Lead You?

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 some states. If you are not a Georgia resident, email onlineapproval@ung.edu 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 will require F-1 status to attend UNG may not apply for part-time programs (less than nine hours fall and spring semesters) and are allowed only one on-line class per term to count towards full-time enrollment.

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