MA/COGS in Diversity and Inclusion

MA/COGS in Diversity and Inclusion

MA/COGS in Diversity and Inclusion

The Rowan Masters in Diversity and Inclusion seeks to build a program to develop adaptable professionals rooted in the Humanities and Social Sciences who can provide tools and assessment for cultural change building equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities. Grounded in the disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences, this program offers an intellectual approach with no easy answers. Professor Marissa Parham of Amherst College noted that, “Taking an intellectual perspective on the institutional work of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) helps people make connections between the urgency of organizational change and their extant sense of how and why the world works.”

This Masters, and/or this Certificate of Graduate Study, will benefit those seeking to work, toward the expansion of equity and inclusion across the intersections of our human diversity, in corporations, businesses, schools, and institutions of all kinds, including the government or the non-profit sector.

Read more about the MA in Diversity and Inclusion here!

Students in discussion during master's class

Student discussion during master's class

MA/COGS in Diversity and Inclusion:

For professionals who need to get some depth of knowledge and experiences in the field, the Certificate of Graduate Study can be completed within a year. 

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Diversity and Inclusion

MA In Diversity and Inclusion

For more information on the core courses 

4+1 BA/MA options in Divesity and Inclusion

For professionals and undergraduates seeking a deep dive and deeper experiences building intellectual capacity to create change, the MA in Diversity and Inclusion is a better option and can be completed full-time in two years or part-time in 2-3 years. 

Professional Development

Every semester Diversity and Inclusion brings professionals from the field to offer master classes and lectures to help in professional development. See our inaugural event below, Judith Heumann, Disability Rights Activist.

A Discussion on the Black Male Experience in the American Educational System – Brian Fuller, M.Ed.

Faculty Committee:

This program is supported by a committee of faculty who regularly meet to reflect on the curriculum and operation of the program, with students’ experiences at the center. More than a set of courses, we ensure that the program will create a community of learners trying to press the world to lift all voices in any context.   

Nadine Sullivan, Sociology, Coordinator

Emily Blanck, History

Whitney Cox, World Religions

Ed Kazarian, Philosophy

Chanelle Rose, History

Seran Schug, Anthropology 

Cathy Wilcoxson, English

Rowan Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Students in the Master’s program in Diversity and Inclusion will have the opportunity to work closely with the University’s Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion.

Nadine Sullivan, Coordinator