Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies

Diversity Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership is jointly sponsored by IDEAL and the College of Education. The certificate is open to Temple students and employees, as well as outside professionals interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in diversity facilitation. For more information, visit the IDEAL website.

Admissions Requirements

For admissions consideration, applicants should submit:

  • College of Education Application for Admission
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended and/or from which you earned credit.
  • Statement of Goals which outlines your interest in seeking a certificate with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire; your interests; and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
  • Two Letters of Reference should be obtained to provide insight regarding the applicant's academic competence. References from college/university faculty are recommended.
  • Professional Resume

In addition, international applicants should submit:

  • Official document that validates completion and conferral of a degree, diploma, and/or certificate. While not required, applicants are encouraged to submit transcript(s) to the World Education Services (WES) for evaluation.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS exam scores if a non-native speaker of English. A minimum score of 79 TOEFL iBt or 6.5 on IELTS is required for admission.

Submitting Your Documents

Once you have completed your application for admission, your next step is to submit your supporting documents.

Application Deadlines

Applicants may apply for spring, summer, and fall terms. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.