Graduate Certificate, Human Resource Development

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Development

This program is designed to develop professionals managing individual, group and organizational strategies in the workplace. The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources with a concentration in Human Resource Development focuses on areas such as employee training, career development, performance management tactics, coaching, succession planning and employee identification. An alternative concentration is available in Human Resource Management.

It is applicable for both professionals that already have field experience and for individuals aspiring to enter into a career in human resources. The goal of the program is to help students diagnose best practices, improve problem solving abilities, develop strategies to conduct effective needs assessment and produce a more effective competitive workplace. Students also have the opportunity to dig deeper into a specific concept by selecting an alternative course from the area of Organizational Leadership.

Students seeking a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

You must satisfactorily fulfilling one of the following admission options. Specific program admission requirements must also be met.

Option One
A 3.0 GPA calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential.

Option Two
A GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 (MAE/MAT requires 2.75-2.99) calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. In addition, a satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam (GRE, GMAT, CSET, or MAT).

Option Three
An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Four
Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in the discipline requested.

Requirements

HRCU 645 Human Resources Systems 3
HRCU 646 Training and Development 3
HRCU 651 Human Resource Development Evaluation 3
OLCU 613 Seminar in Organizational Dynamics 3
OLCU 615 Organization Development and Change 3
One course from the following:
HRCU 618 Career Management 3
HRCU 648 Legal Issues in Human Resources 3
OLCU 614 Leadership and Team Development 3
OLCU 617 The Practice of Organization Development 3
Code Title 3
Total Credits 18