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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate

The four-course (12-credit) Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate program offered by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) is designed to give students the tools to help organizations (including public and nonprofit organizations) successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with an increasingly diverse workforce. 

Rutgers SPAA has partnered with SMLR so that graduate students may count up to two of SPAA's MPA courses toward this certificate. 

Students in this four-course certificate program must take the following SMLR course:

  • Employment Law (3) 

And choose one of three broad SMLR classes about diversity:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the HR Professional (3)
  • Identity and Discrimination at Work and in the US Labor Market (3)
  • The Inclusive Workplace (3)

Students can then count the following two SPAA graduate courses toward completing the certificate:

  • Human Resources Management (3)
  • Leadership and Diversity (3)

For SPAA course descriptions see Courses.
For course schedules, see Rutgers University Schedule of Classes.

For more information on the Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, see SMLR.

To Apply

For current Rutgers graduate students:
Contact Aaron Gibbs, associate dean for student and academic services (, for instructions, registration guidance, and questions on alternative applied courses.

Program Costs

The cost to complete the certificate is based on the cost per credit found on the latest tuition and fee schedule. For information on rates and program fees see Tuition & Fees.

For More Information

To learn more, Request Information or Join a SPAA Info Session. If you have questions about a program or the application process, contact Aaron Gibbs, associate dean of student and academic services, at