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 Healthcare 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-CP 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, SPHR, 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.

Specific Requirements
HRCU 600Human Resource Foundations3
HRCU 605Talent Management3
HRCU 607Total Rewards3
Select two from the following:6
Career Development & Management
Human Resources Management in Public Administration
Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
Conflict and Negotiation
Total Credits15