Graduate Certificate in Human Resources
Program at a Glance
- Develop your professional skills with a human resources graduate certificate.
- Study subjects such as employment and labor law, talent development and recruitment, and assessment models.
- Gain specialized knowledge to seek mid-level employment in the growing field of human resources.*
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Overview
At Purdue Global, you can enjoy the convenience and flexibility of online learning. Our human resources graduate certificate program offers a targeted curriculum designed to enhance your professional expertise and help you stand out to employers.
You will explore the key areas of HR including:
- Employment and labor law
- Employee training and professional development
- How to leverage reward systems within an organization
- Fundamentals of hiring and assessing talent
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Note: this program is not eligible for Title IV financial aid.
By completing a certificate, you’ll not only earn a valuable credential to make an immediate impact on your career, but you’ll also lay the groundwork for your next degree. Qualified credits can apply toward certain Purdue Global master’s degree programs.†
A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a master’s degree program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
Calculate your estimated tuition and ways to save.
What Courses Will I Take?
This graduate certificate program includes four courses designed to help students excel in human resources.See All Human Resources Courses
- Employment Law
- Training and Development
- Strategic Rewards System
- Recruitment and Selection
- Total Credits16
Earning your online graduate certificate in human resources can help you develop the knowledge to pursue mid-level positions in the field of human resources.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Management of Personnel Resources
- Judgement and Decision Making
- Active Listening
- Reading Comprehension
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.
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*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Specialists, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/human-resources-specialists.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
†Future Programs: The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.