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.
This certificate program could also help you prepare for the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exam. Refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section for important program disclosure information.
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be transferable to certain Purdue Global degree programs.
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.
- Assess how current theories impact real-world situations in the field of human resources.
- Analyze currently accepted practices in human resources to create and develop professional strategies and applications.
- Evaluate the legal and ethical implications of decision- making within the field of human resources.
If you are enrolled in a School of Business and Information Technology certificate program, you will have all course-level prerequisites waived.
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 made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Grid 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.
Upon completion of the certificate program, you may be eligible to take the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exam.