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We recommend you have a background in human resources or management and strong writing and analytical skills.
An online graduate certificate in strategic human resource management is a program of study that can help advance your skills in HR. Typically, the credits you earn in a graduate certificate program can later be applied to a related master's degree program. UMGC’s online graduate certificate in strategic human resource management is a 15-credit program that covers topics like organizational behavior, employee and labor relations, recruitment, and managing global teams.
At UMGC, we want you to be happy with the investment you make in your education, and we work hard to keep our programs affordable. When you choose to pursue your online graduate certificate in strategic human resource management at UMGC, you can rest assured that the quality of our curriculum is backed by the reputation of an accredited state university and the University System of Maryland. Deciding whether a graduate certificate is worth it for you ultimately depends on your individual needs and goals. If you're not sure whether this is the right program for you or need help figuring out how to fit the program into your life, don't hesitate to reach out to us—our advisors and success coaches are happy to help.
UMGC's online graduate certificate in strategic human resource management is a 15-credit program with courses offered year-round. Depending on how many credits you complete each term and the number of credits you may be able to transfer, you can expect to graduate in as little as nine months. Plus, if you have a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification, you may be able to earn up to 6 credits for this program, saving you time and money.
UMGC is committed to keeping our tuition and fees as affordable as possible. The online graduate certificate in strategic human resource management follows the standard graduate program tuition rates, which appear at the top of this webpage. We also offer scholarships, an interest-free monthly payment plan, and no-cost digital materials in place of most textbooks to help make your education more affordable.