You can prepare for a career in the ever-changing world of HR management with a graduate certificate in Human Resources. With an emphasis on ethical business practices, you will develop skills in dealing with employee relations, labor laws, and training and development 

You will learn to use the latest technology to recruit, screen and interview the best talent, and master knowledge of the legal and regulatory protections needed in workplaces.

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In Grace Library, spanning the third and fourth floor of the University Commons, there are numerous quiet spaces and study rooms for individuals and groups to use.
Credits required:

9 credits

Cost per credit:


Time to completion:

As few as 24 weeks


100% Online

Courses for this program include Strategic Human Resource Management, Employment Law and Capstone Experience — Human Resource Management. Coursework may include weekly readings, videos, written assignments and discussion board postings.

Quick facts

  • Use 9 certificate credits toward an MBA
  • Sit for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) examination
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Career opportunities for human resource managers

With the growth of new companies and expanding operations of organizations, the demand for human resource managers to oversee and  administer their programs continues to rise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts HR management jobs will increase 9% from 2014 to 2024.

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work


Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

If you are interested in this certificate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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