The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership master's program is designed to prepare you to become the strong, informed, and skilled leader that can help create more inclusive organizations. Graduates from this program go on to become chief diversity officers, diversity managers, consultants, educational administrators, human resources, and college admissions professionals, equipped with the tools to strengthen their communities.
To be an effective leader in anti-racist and anti-bias efforts, you must understand the complex sociological, economic, and historical contexts that have led to bias, discrimination, and marginalization. The Tufts Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership master's program is designed to provide the foundation and tools for this work.
As a graduate of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership master's program, you will be prepared to implement changes to enhance diversity, inclusion, and equity; design and evaluate programs to enact change; and lead organizations through sustainable transformation. You will develop a deep understanding of foundational and scholarly theories (e.g., critical race theory), while you acquire the practical tools (e.g., program evaluation) to implement institutional changes.
You will join students from a variety of backgrounds and scholarly fields, all united in their desire to explore diversity in interdisciplinary contexts. Upon completion of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership master's program, you will be capable of:
This program is truly interdisciplinary, courses are taught by faculty across Tufts' Education, Psychology, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, and Child Study and Human Development departments.
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership program is committed to holistically reviewing all applications. This means that each application will undergo a balanced review across all components to assess the student's fit with the program.
See Tuition and Financial Aid information for GSAS Programs. Note: This program is eligible for federal loans and Tufts tuition scholarships.
Students in the full-time track complete the program in 12 months to two years, depending on academic course loads and summer enrollments. Students interested in the full-time track should apply for Fall entry.
Using a trimester format for graduate coursework, the part-time track allows working professionals to work full-time while attending courses in the evening, on the weekend, and online, allowing completion of the program in less than 2 years.
*Sources: GSAS-SOE Graduate Exit Survey 2020 - 2021 and Academic Analytics (Alumni Insights)