Human Resource Development Graduate Certificate
Indiana State University offers an online graduate certificate in human resource development (HRD) to meet the needs of professionals who seek formal education in the human resource development field. This certificate program prepares students for careers in industry, higher education, social agencies, and government.
- The Human Resource Development Graduate Certificate Program is a 12-credit-hour program that can be completed entirely online or on the ISU campus.
- The online Human Resource Development Graduate Certificate Program includes a focus on designing, developing, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating education, training, and other human resource development activities.
- The certificate can be used as a specialization for another major at the graduate level.
- Credits earned from the certificate program may be applied to the master's degree in human resource development.
- The program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
Human resource development specialists provide the training and education in technical, supervisory, motivational, diversification, and orientation areas that organizations need to be successful and productive enterprises. These professionals conduct, plan, and manage education, training, and other human resource development activities.
Jobs typically held by human resource development graduates include those with responsibilities for training and development, organization development, career development, performance management systems, union/labor relations, work-life initiatives, and other general human resources functions.
The Human Resource Development Program is an affiliate of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management).
Financial Aid & Assistance
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.
*Application fees are currently waived for the Virtual Instruction Graduate Certificate*
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The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.