These certificate programs are for individuals who hold a baccalaureate or advanced degree and wish to receive a graduate-level, academic credit certificate in a specific or specialized area. Certificates from Purdue University provide an opportunity to gain new skills, advance your career, and enhance existing knowledge.
Administered certificates are managed by the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs. Affiliated certificates are managed by an outside program.
This program will advance graduate students’ understanding of the role that they play in fostering a more diverse and inclusive workplace and other environments. The goal of the Inclusive Excellence Certificate Program is to expand students’ understanding of the different systems of oppression and marginalization that hinder the formation of inclusive and diverse professional and other communities. This will also enhance students’ awareness of how to develop policies and practices that will enable them to promote diversity and inclusion in professional institutions and other settings.
The certificate provides current M.A. and Ph.D. students the opportunity to deepen their specialties in Black Studies research and methods. Graduate students in departments and programs across campus can build their expertise in the practice, theories, methods, and approaches to the study of African American life and African diasporic history, culture, and experience.
Created in partnership between the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (OIGP) and the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR), the overarching goal of the Intercultural Competence Mentorship Certificate (ICMC) is to provide to graduate students a mentorship skillset specific to intercultural competence development. The program will improve their appeal to future employers and ultimately benefit the sectors, including higher education, in which they will eventually work. The learning outcomes of this certificate will also personally enrich participants because mentoring others effectively demands a commitment to their own life-long learning.
The global society in which we live is often faced with large-scale, pressing challenges that can only be solved through interdisciplinary research. The route chosen at Purdue to discover solutions to these grand challenges encourages collaboration between humanists, social scientists and STEM researchers, communicating the results to industry and policy makers. The Purdue Systems Collaboratory is eager to equip the next generation of systems thinkers with the tools and approaches for tackling the world’s complex challenges – to move our world… forward.