Announcing an Online Graduate Certificate Program in Leadership in Diverse Organizations
The Department of Sociology now offers an online Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Diverse Organizations. The certificate will be part of a Master of Professional Studies in Public Safety Leadership and Administration, jointly offered by UMD's Department of Sociology, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the Francis King Carey School of Law. The Certificate in Leadership in Diverse Organizations is designed to equip leaders in public safety professions with the skills they need to successfully meet the challenges of today, while also building organizations that promote greater equity and inclusion.
To earn a Certificate in Leadership in Diverse Organizations, students must successfully complete the following four courses: 1) Leadership in Diverse Organizations, 2) Public Image Management and Policy Solutions, 3) Power and Status in Organizations, and 4) Applied Research Methods and Technology Training Approaches.
For more information about the program, please visit the website (https://www.marylandpla.com/), or email the program director, Lester Andrist (landrist [at] umd.edu). Complete program information can also be found in the Graduate Catalog.
Note that students who have not been admitted to the PLA program but are funded as UMD GRAs or GAs in other programs are welcome to register for PLA classes. However, these students may need to apply for a waiver here: Waiver form link.