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Graduate Catalog | 2022-2023 
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Anti-Racism, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Anti-Racism acknowledges the completion of a coherent curriculum that draws from four (4) content courses addressing race and racism in professional or organizational spaces.  The Graduate Certificate in Anti-Racism caters to individuals interested in an advanced degree that provides an understanding of education in urban environments with a focus on race, racism, and anti-racism.  While the fundamentals of this certificate are rooted in educational systems, drawing on and extending the pedagogical expertise of educators, the programs was strategically designed so these knowledges and skills can disrupt racism in any system, such as politics, housing, public health, healthcare, economics, criminal justice, and beyond.  The certificate demonstrates that students have completed coursework enabling them to become justice-oriented change agents in the organizations in which they work.

All coursework is 100% online.  The four courses address different foci and content, yet all have the aim that students uncover the underlying social, economic, psychological, and political conditions that disproportionately and inequitably channel advantages and opportunities to particular racialized groups while denying them to others.

Admission Requirements

In general, admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate are:

  • A bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from a a college or university accredited by an accepted accredited body
  • GPA of at least 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) on all previous work completed beyond high school (secondary school).
  • An online application through the Graduate School’s application system
  • A statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college coursework attempted
  • Official and satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), if English is not the applicant’s native language and the applicant has not earned a post-secondary degree from a U.S. institution

Note:  Given that certificates are not degree programs and are intended to provide streamlined educational opportunities, standardized test scores (e.g., GRE, GMAT, MAT) are not required for admission.

Certificate Requirements

Grade Requirements

A grade of A or B must be received in all courses.

Certificate Total = 12 Credit Hours