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Online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

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Register By: January 01 Classes Start: January 03

Learn How to Improve Organizational Performance with a Human Resources Graduate Certificate Online

Gain the leadership skills needed to effectively manage a workforce from an organizational perspective in the Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate online program at Southern New Hampshire University. You'll be equipped to provide the strategic counsel and practical support to employees and management, helping to drive high-performing organizations. The coursework builds your knowledge of human resources strategy, labor relations, compensation and benefits, and human resources ethics.

See Yourself Succeed in Human Resource Management

The graduate human resources certificate will expand your understanding of how motivation, communication and leadership can help improve performance and organizational efficiencies. You’ll learn how to create an environment that cultivates employee and organizational productivity and success.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your human resources graduate certificate online at SNHU include:

  • Affordability. Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation
  • Convenience. Attend class when it’s convenient for you – online education means 24/7 access
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your certificate at your own pace, over five 10-week terms per year
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world HR experience
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for internship and career opportunities
  • Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study

Career Outlook

Employment legislation and rising healthcare costs are increasing the demand for human resources management professionals who can help organizations meet regulations and contain benefits costs. In fact, job opportunities for human resources specialists are expected to grow 7% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* HR professionals with a graduate human resources certification will be best positioned for available opportunities in the human resources field.


The human resources graduate certificate online program provides the advanced skills and expertise in human resource principles and practices demanded by employers. Become familiar with current topics in compensation, benefits, collective bargaining and labor relations, and specific applications in the workplace, and see the key role of human resources management in recruiting, hiring, training and career development of employees to affect organizational change. Classes are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in human resource management and organizational behavior.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,881 $627 $9,405 
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet, at (viewed online December 15, 2017). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.