Certificates in Human Resources Development are currently being developed and will likely be offered beginning in Spring 2018.
Each certificate in HR requires 15 credits, all of which are directly transferable to the MS in HRD, if students should decide to complete the MS degree. Each certificate is tailored to important areas in the HR field so that students can become experts. Additionally, the certificate options can be used within the Master's Degree to develop a specialization and to tailor the students' education to their interests and career goals.
- Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- 3.0 or better undergraduate GPA
- Statement of Goals
- Academic writing sample*
*Students may apply for a waiver of the HRD 8102: Critical Evaluation & Research Writing course by including an academic writing sample with their application.
Students may apply for a waiver of the HRD 8101: Intro to HR in the Business World if they have one or more years of HR experience.
Students who are seeking a certificate but are NOT enrolling into the full MS program are required to have 1 year of HR experience and demonstrate graduate/research writing ability in order to waive the pre-requisite courses (HRD 8101 & HRD 8102). Otherwise, students must complete HRD 8101 & HRD 8102.
Below a 3.0 Undergraduate GPA
Students with below a 3.0 undergraduate GPA are considered for admission based on work history, GRE/GMAT scores, or other demonstration of ability to handle graduate level work. Please contact the HRD office to discuss your individual situation.