Students enrolled in the MSHRD program through Villanova University have the option to simultaneously pursue a Certificate in Inclusion and Diversity Strategy as a specialization within their degree. The Inclusion and Diversity Strategy certificate prepares students to support and lead strategic inclusion and diversity efforts in a variety of organizational settings.
The specialization in Inclusion and Diversity Strategy will cover an array of essential topics, including but not limited to:
- Emotional intelligence
- Cultural competence
- Social justice and equity
Faculty bring experience as researchers and active professionals to the virtual classroom, guiding you through skills development in analysis, evaluation, motivation, leadership, and more. With a heightened awareness of evidence-based practice, you can be prepared for careers in diversity, equity and inclusion as a program manager, inclusion manager, director of HR, and more.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Villanova University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)
- Applicants who do not have a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA must submit evidence of their ability to handle graduate-level work, such as submitting results from the GRE or GMAT exams, prior graduate studies, relevant certifications (e.g., SHRM-CP, PHR, etc.), etc.