Graduate Certificate in Studies in Equity and Social Diversity in the U.S.

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Studies in Equity and Social Diversity in the U.S.


Application Deadline

Applications to the Graduate Certificate in Studies in Equity and Social Diversity in the U.S. are accepted on a rolling basis.


Application Materials

The following application materials are required for applicants who are NOT enrolled in another graduate-level program at KU:

Online Admissions Application & Application Fee

Complete the online application available at KU's Graduate Studies website and submit it. The application fee can be paid online as the last step of the application.  Application forms submitted without a fee cannot be processed.

Application Fees:

  • Domestic Application: $65.00
  • Degree Seeking International Application $85.00
  • Non Degree Seeking Application (Domestic and International) $30.00
  • Reenrollment Application $20.00
Copy of Official Transcript(s)

Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in their previous academic work to be admitted to regular graduate student status. Applicants should provide a copy of an official transcript from all colleges and universities attended. Upload a copy of each transcript to your application. If admitted, you’ll also need to send an official copy of all transcripts to Graduate Admissions. It can take three weeks for transcripts to arrive.

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should include a description of your background and interest in studies in equity and social diversity in the United States. The statement should be a maximum of two pages, single spaced.

Proof of English Proficiency
Self-identified non-native speakers of English must meet English proficiency requirements as described at http://graduate.ku.edu/english-proficiency-requirements.

The following application materials are required for applicants who are already enrolled in another graduate-level program at KU:

Online Admissions Application & Application Fee

Complete the online application available at KU's Graduate Studies website and submit it. The application fee can be paid online as the last step of the application.  Application forms submitted without a fee cannot be processed.

Application Fees:

  • Domestic Application: $65.00
  • Degree Seeking International Application $85.00
  • Non Degree Seeking Application (Domestic and International) $30.00
  • Reenrollment Application $20.00
Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should include a description of your background and interest in studies in equity and social diversity in the United States. The statement should be a maximum of two pages, single spaced.

Letter of Support

The letter of support should come from your faculty advisor or the Director of Graduate Studies in your home academic department. The letter should confirm that you are in good academic standing with your home department and that they support your application for the certificate program.


Provisional Admission

On rare occasions the department may recommend an applicant who does not meet the University’s minimum requirements for provisional admission. This may occur, for example, if a student’s overall undergraduate GPA is deficient but other application materials suggest strong potential for success in graduate study. All recommendations for provisional admission are contingent on approval by the Office of Graduate Studies.

To continue in the program, students admitted provisionally must meet with the Director of Graduate Studies at the start of the academic term, must comply with any requests for additional meetings or communications, and must earn at least a 3.0 GPA in the first semester of graduate coursework at KU.

Tuition and Fees

Applicants should consult the Financial Aid & Scholarships website for more information about estimated tuition and fees. Applicants should select the appropriate residency, then select Graduate students and Liberal Arts & Sciences in the downdown menus to view the current tuition and fee rates for this program.

Questions?

Thank you again for your interest in the Graduate Certificate in Studies in Equity and Social Diversity in the U.S. at the University of Kansas.

If you have questions about the academic program or curriculum, contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

Dr. Amy Leyerzapf
Director of Graduate Studies
Lecturer/Program Associate
amyley@ku.edu

If you have questions about the application process or required materials, contact the Graduate Academic Advisor.

Cornelius Baker
Graduate Academic Advisor
c.baker@ku.edu