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M.A. in Diversity and Inclusion

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The M.A. in Diversity and Inclusion will educate professionals who can help create diverse workspaces where innovation can thrive when people are able to work, volunteer, and govern because of their differences. Rooted in ethnographic methodology, the program will provide students with knowledge and methodologies to help specific organizations or institutions work towards building diverse and inclusive communities. This work requires deep knowledge of cultures, history, ideas, social structures, institutions, and politics, the breadth of what Humanities and Social Sciences has to offer.

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The M.A. in Diversity and Inclusion is a full-time program offered in a face-to-face format on our Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 30 graduate semester hours (10 courses).

  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 24 S.H.
DI 68501 Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion 3
ANTH 02510 Qualitative Methods 3
ENGL 02530 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Literature 3
HIST 05519 History of Political and Social Movements 3
PHIL 09521 Philosophical Approaches to Diversity, Equity, and Identity 3
SOC 08578 Critical Race Theory 3
DI 68590 Foundations in Applied Diversity and Inclusion 3
DI 68591 Capstone in Applied Diversity and Inclusion 3
Elective Courses: 6 S.H. 
CJ 09529 Community Justice 3
CJ 09530 International Criminal Law Seminar 3
CJ 09525 Altruism, Cooperation, and Criminal Justice 3
SOC 08575 Social Determinants of Health: Theory and Intervention in Urban Settings 3
SOC 08599 Urban Environmental Health 3
SOC 08600 Social Experience of City Life and Urban Inequalities 3
HIST 05561 Early American History Seminar 3
HIST 05562 Nineteenth Century American History Seminar 3
HIST 05563 American History After 1917 3
MAWR 01630 Writing Difference 3
MAPR 01541 Understanding and Writing Grants 1
CASE Power and Privilege: Social Construction of Difference 3
CASE History of Urban Education and Communities 3
CASE  Disability Studies  3
DI 68520 Topics in Diversity and Inclusion 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation, or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
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