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Department of Economics

Gender, Race, and Economy Graduate Certificate

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This graduate-level certificate program allows you to explore a new perspective in economic theory. You will study the economic issues related to gender, race, and the economy, including social inequality, the political economy of women, and more. This unique specialization will enrich your undergraduate background or graduate degree in a distinct area of study.


In this program, you can differetiate yourself on the job market, enrich your graduate experience, or explore graduate-level coursework without committing to a graduate program.

Our graduates work for:

  • Economic development
  • Governmental agencies
  • Dayton Power and Light
  • Goodrich
  • United Technologies
  • Cardinal Health
  • Citigroup Financial Services
  • Military
  • Defense contracts

Our graduates work as:

  • City managers
  • Forecasting specialists
  • Financial analysis specialists
  • Program managers
  • Assistant vice presidents
  • Financial systems analysts

Real-World Experience

We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through experiences with local organizations. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of economics and work on significant human resource projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations. Our award-winning faculty also work on cutting-edge research projects that impacts the local, national, and global level.

Success Stories

The race, gender, and economy certificate has been an asset in my current position as a logistics management specialist for the United States Air Force because it allowed me to learn about women’s economic standings all around the world. This has helped me to better understand the cultures of countries I currently work with and for countries I will work with in the future. Many of the things I learned in the courses have also been applicable to my own life.

- Kathryn Chaney

Academics and Curriculum

View gender, race, and economy certificate program requirements in the Academic Catalog.


To start this certificate, you must already have an undergraduate degree. If you are not a current student, please complete both the non-degree application (PDF) and the race, gender, and the economy certificate application (DOCX), and return both forms to

For current Wright State students, please complete the race, gender, and the economy certificate application (DOCX), and return to

Program Outcomes

If you complete this program, you will receive a certificate in race, gender, and the economy. You will take 18 credit hours in economics classes focused on critical economic issues related to race and gender issues. This certificate is a valuable addition to nearly any other major and can be completed in addition to another major or by a returning non-degree student.


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