Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources allows students to look into and experience the field of Human Resources. The graduate human resources classes will have a heavy focus on the study and application of human resource principles. Experienced and knowledgeable faculty teach students from a Christian worldview on current issues such as:

  • Studying an overview of human resource management (including issues relating to training, assessments, compensation, recruitment, dismissal and regulatory requirements)
  • Examining practices to support employee development and motivation
  • Exploring training and organization development (including intervention strategies, employee empowerment, and organization transformation and strategic change)
  • Overview compensation and benefits (including developing a total compensation philosophy, design and implement a total rewards system, job analysis, job evaluation, job descriptions, compensation law, employee benefits, government mandated benefits and employer-sponsored benefits)
  • 15 credit hours
  • Attend classes one night a week
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates

Admission Information

Admission into the Human Resources Certificate is open to students who have completed either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.  See specific admission criteria below.

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and an official transcript from the institution granting your baccalaureate degree and official transcripts of all graduate level work, if any. A 2.5 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B or higher in each course. Up to 6 hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a B or better is earned in each course.
  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the certificate program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee. Students admitted on a conditional basis to the certificate program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.

Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Curriculum Summary

Must take all 5 courses to complete the online human resources certificate program.

Course # Course Name Credits
MSL 601 Introduction to Graduate Study 3
MSL 660 Current Issues in Human Resources 3
MSL 661 Employee Relations 3
MSL 662 HR Compensation and Benefits 3
MSL 663 Issues and Innovations in Human Resources 3

These rates are for August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Grad. Certificates - Finance, Health Admin, HR, Leadership, Public Admin. $595
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $476

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