Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

Description and Outcomes

The objective of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources program is to prepare you with the critical knowledge and skills to pursue midlevel positions in human resources. The certificate program is designed to provide knowledge of key human resource areas including employment and labor law, employee training and development programs, reward systems, employee recruitment and selection, and assessment models.

Program Length

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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Assess how current theories impact real-world situations in the field of human resources.
  2. Analyze currently accepted practices in human resources to create and develop professional strategies and applications.
  3. Evaluate the legal and ethical implications of decision- making within the field of human resources.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.

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Progression Requirements

If you are enrolled in a School of Business and Information Technology certificate program, you will have all course-level prerequisites waived.

Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.

Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not reviewed the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions, nor intended the program to meet such requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.