Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate

Deepen your understanding of contemporary best practices, international staffing and strategic rewards systems with the Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. This 12-credit graduate program is designed for working human resource (HR) professionals and backed by an accomplished, dedicated faculty.

The Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate is ideal for

  • current human resource practitioners seeking to enhance their careers with new strategies and cutting-edge knowledge; and
  • certified human resource professionals who wish to maintain their credentials through continuing education credits.

Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate students benefit from an innovative curriculum that allows them to earn the continuing education credits and educational experience necessary to advance their career in the field.

Choosing between a certificate and an MS in Human Resource Management.

In comparison with the Master of Science in Human Resource Management, the graduate certificate offers a compact academic program with added schedule flexibility at a lower cost. Certificate students also benefit from the same professional and networking advantages as other graduate students. Students looking to invest in a more comprehensive program that allows for extended research and practice opportunities should explore the Human Resource Management MS.

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Delivery Method

Certificate courses are conducted online. They combine activities, assignments, readings and video lectures with a weekly collaborative web-conferencing session with faculty and classmates.

Classes & Curriculum

You must complete 12 credit hours (four courses) in order to earn the certificate. Topics covered in the curriculum include

  • talent acquisition, 
  • talent management and
  • total rewards. 

See a full list of Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate courses.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,000.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,150.00 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


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