Graduate Certificate in Human Resources
If you hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, our Graduate Certificate in Human Resources program could offer you a convenient route to advanced career opportunities in this growing industry.* Study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to build a brighter future.
At Purdue Global, you can enjoy the convenience and flexibility of online learning. Our graduate certificate program offers targeted study that could enhance your professional expertise and help you stand out to employers.†
The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources program consists of a minimum of 16 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Program Highlights
The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources’ curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:
- Study to acquire knowledge and skills to pursue a mid-level position in human resources.
- Explore the topics of employment and labor law, employee training and development, reward systems, employee recruitment and selection, and assessment models.
Prepare for Certification
The program could also help you prepare for the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exam.‡
Higher Education at the Highest Standards
Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.
What are the Career Opportunities?
A graduate certificate could help you gain specialized knowledge to seek mid-level employment in the field of human resources.†
Prepare for Future Studies
If you wish to pursue further studies, you may apply qualified credits earned from this certificate toward the requirements of certain Purdue Global degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online.Request Info
What Courses Will I Take?
The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources program consists of a minimum of 16 quarter credit hours, and can also help students prepare for the PHR certification exam. This program consists of the following courses:
- Employment Law
- Training and Development
- Strategic Reward Systems
- Recruitment and Selection
- Core Credits16
- Total Credits16
Tuition and Fees
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.
Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.
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Note: This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
* 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.
† Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
‡ Although certain programs at Purdue Global are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.