Marygrove College

Graduate Studies & Professional Development

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management


8425 West McNichols Road

Detroit, MI 48221

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Marygrove certificate in human resource management helps practicing HRM specialists or other organization staff members moving into HRM to advance their knowledge and skills in the field. The program helps busy professionals earn HR certification online.

We are proud that Marygrove’s human resource management certificate fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HRM curricular guidelines..

The advanced human resource program consists of 6 courses (18 credit hours) and is designed to meet the student’s academic and professional interests. The six courses are chosen from a variety of electives in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development. Students should meet with the program chair to discuss the best options to meet their needs.

Human Resource Management staff specialists such as: Human Resource Generalist, Recruiting Specialist, Benefit Coordinator, Compliance Officer, Employee Development and Retention Officer, Corporate Talent Acquisition and Retention Manager, General Manager, Management/HR Consultant, Organizational Change Consultant and Manager, Corporate Trainer.

The Graduate Certificate programs in Human Resource Management help HRM specialists or other organizational professionals advance their knowledge and skills in the field. The program focuses on HRM practices in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Courses offer both concept and skill components designed to help students develop practices based on solid theoretical grounding.

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is designed as a fully online program to be completed in 3 semesters (1 calendar year), based on the completion of two courses per semester. However, the curriculum is flexible and allows students to complete the certificate in human resource management more rapidly or slowly. Students wishing to enroll in more than two courses per semester can do so with permission of the program director. However, the program must be completed within six years of initial enrollment. The advanced human resource programs are led by faculty with advanced graduate degrees and/or possess significant experience in the fields of business, organization behavior and human resources.


  • Submit a graduate application
  • Send official transcripts for the bachelor degree-awarding institution directly to Marygrove College: Office of Admissions
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Completed application
  • Career Plan/Writing Sample
  • Current Resume
  • Minimum of two recommendations: current employer and academic or work setting
  • Interview with program chair


Marygrove College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation that is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available regardless of need and credit history. Repayment and deferment options vary depending on type of loan. Students must file a FAFSA to be eligible. Veteran benefits may also be available. FAFSA Code: 002284.

Locale: Large City

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