Certificate in Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management Certificate is designed to meet the diverse goals of the student and thus several different types of students will find the certificate program attractive in meeting their individual needs. The program is designed to attract the newly promoted professional, the professional seeking preparation for career advancement as well as the student seeking to enter the job market. In addition, the program is geared towards preparing students for the human resource management certification examinations.*(See note below) Students may elect to take one course or earn the certificate my completing the eight courses. If you later decide to pursue a degree program, credit earned as a certificate student will apply to most degree programs. The certificate Program is designed to provide a comprehensive, competency based educational experience that will equip students with the skills necessary to become successful human resource management professionals.

CourseCourse TitleCredit Hours
CSOS 340 (or) HMRT 417Employment Law for Business or Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management3
HMRT 315Training and Development in Organizations3
HMRT 316Compensation and Benefits Administration3
HMRT 499Human Resource Management Seminar3
MGMT 312Personnel/Human Resources Management3
MGMT 340Business Communication3
MGMT 400Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 412Labor Management Relations3
Total Credit Hours 24


Coordinator: Mr. Kevin Marrow

For a complete listing of certification requirements, visit the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) website at www.shrm.org or write Society for Human Resources Management, 1800 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3499 or call 1-800-283-7476.

Hampton University
Program Level – Undergraduate certificate
Program Length – 32 weeks


How much will this program cost me?*

Tuition and fees: $7,850
Books and supplies: $1,200
On-campus room & board: not offered

* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below: 

Federal loans: $3,925
Private education loans: $0
Institutional financing plan: $0

The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 60% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.


How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 32 weeks to complete. 

* Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2014-15; 60% finished within 36 weeks.  The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who completed this program is *%.

* Both the institution’s state and accreditor require the calculation of a job placement rate for this program. 

Accreditor Rate: The job placement rate for students who completed this program is XX%.

State Rate: The job placement rate for students who completed this program is XX%. 

* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.