Pre-Master's Certificate in Human Resource Applications


The Pre-Master’s Certificate provides an opportunity for baccalaureate degree recipients to continue their education and keep up-to-date on current HR issues. It affords students the opportunity to explore an interest in seeking a Master’s Degree in HR. Additionally, for those HR professionals needing coursework to earn certification (PHR, SPHR), this program will be very helpful.

Program Requirements

Required Courses Credits
HRD 8319 Introduction to Human Resources 3
HRD 8210 Workforce Planning 3
PSY 8875 Psychology of Organizational Change 3
Total Credits: 9
Elective Courses Credits
One three-credit elective                                
Three one-credit electives                                       
   Total credits: 6

Total Pre-Master's Certificate Credits: 15

Application Requirements

Pre-Master's Certificate Curriculum

View the Pre-Master's Certificate Curriculum to learn more about course offerings. Two of the four three-credit courses are required. The pattern of course work will vary according to the professional objectives of the student. Each student’s program will total 15 semester hours. Students should plan their program of studies with the advisor before registering for any course work, and should meet the advisor each semester for advice and guidance.