Graduate Certificate: Human Resources

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources is designed to develop professionals in human resources who wish to broaden their conceptual knowledge, skills and abilities in the field. Individuals working in non-human resources departments who wish to increase their knowledge of human resources may benefit as well.

Eligibility for the masters’ level certificate is granted to students who meet graduate program admission standards.  Students who wish to pursue a Master of Science in Human Resources, a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, or a Master of Health Administration may use the credits in this certificate program toward the master's degree requirements.

Course Substitutions

Certification Substituted Course Comments
PHR HRCU 600 Certification or recertification within 3 years
SPHR HRCU 600 Certification or recertification within 3 years
SHRM-SCP HRCU 600 Certification or recertification within 3 years. Students who received substitution credit, as an undergraduate, for HRCU 445 for the PHR, SHRM -CP or SHRM -SCP may only receive waiver credit for HRCU 600 as graduate students.

Admission to the Certificate Program

Admission to the certificate program is granted to individuals who apply and meet the standards for admission to a graduate program. The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all coursework with a minimum grade of “C” and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above.   No transfer credits may be used.

Students seeking a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid.  Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

Specific Requirements
HRCU 600Human Resource Foundations3
HRCU 605Talent Management3
HRCU 607Total Rewards3
Select two from the following:6
Career Management
Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
Conflict and Negotiation
Human Resources Information Systems
Democracy, Ethics and Leadership
Total Credits15