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Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management

Advanced Certificates
Online Programs

The Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management provides a range of courses in the major responsibilities and challenges of human resources to prepare students to work effectively in the field. 

Online or In-Classroom Formats Available

The certificate is available as a fully online or in-classroom certificate. Learn more about our online learning options.

Non-Degree Study Option*

Qualified students with University College authorization may take up to six units of Human Resources Management graduate-level course work on a non-degree basis. To do so, complete the "Graduate Student-At-Large" application located on our Apply page.

*International students are only eligible to apply for non-degree study as a Graduate Student-At-Large if they already hold a visa that permits part-time study. International students holding a B-2 or F-2 visa are only permitted to register for courses that are recreational or avocational. International students holding F1 visas are not eligible to apply for the “Graduate Student-At-Large” program or any of our advanced certificate programs at this time.

    Advising

    Our advisors go the extra mile to help you navigate your path and needs. We will provide you with the tools to make each moment spent on your education as valuable as possible. Students will receive:

    • individual appointments with an experienced advisor;
    • career planning services to prepare you for opportunities after graduation;
    • a partner throughout your journey to ensure success.

    Schedule an Appointment

    We have suspended in-person advising appointments temporarily according to the university’s response to COVID-19. Students should not come to campus, but advisors are still available to help you by email, phone or Zoom.​​​​ 

    Student advising is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

    Elisa Wang
    ELISA WANG
    Advisor
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    required course work

    Required Courses: 9 units

    • Organizational Behavior and Management (U87 520) 
    • Strategy Formation and Organizational Effectiveness (U87 559)
    • Legal Aspects in Human Resources (U87 571)
    Elective Courses: 6 units

    Choose from the following:

    • Human Resources Management (U87 531)
    • Compensation Management (U87 543)
    • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (U87 544)
    • HR Metrics (U87 558)
    • Building High Performance, Team-Based Organizations (U87 565)

    admissions requirements

    Bachelor's Degree

    Admission to this program is on a selective basis to qualified persons with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

    U.S. Citizenship or Eligible Noncitizen

    University College cannot sponsor an I-20 for any certificate program. International students are eligible to apply for a certificate program if they already hold a visa that permits part-time study. International students holding a B-2 or F-2 visa are only permitted to register for courses that are recreational or avocational.

    application requirements

    Below is a list of requirements for an application to the undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management. Applications will be reviewed once all requirements are received.

    Application Deadlines

    Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and typically take four to six weeks. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the following dates:

    • SUMMER 2020: APRIL 15, 2020
    • FALL 2020: JULY 15, 2020
    • SPRING 2021: DEC. 15, 2020 
    Completed application form

    The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed and the required documents have been received.

    Official transcripts from all previous college work

    Transcript from the institution where you received your bachelor's degree or a higher-level degree was conferred. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar to University College. Electronic transcripts should be forwarded to ucollege@wustl.edu. For transcript questions, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Patricia Agnew, at paagnew@wustl.edu.

    Non-United States course work transcript verification
    If the transcript you submit for consideration is from a college or university outside the United States, a course by course transcript evaluation is also required. Evaluations will be accepted from World Education Services (WES) or another member institution of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

    Personal Essay

    Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? Is there additional information we should know about you when considering your application?

    TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable)

    All international students are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores at the time of application. The TOEFL and IELTS may be waived for applicants who, immediately prior to their application for admission, have done both of the following:

    • Lived for three years or longer in the United States or another country where English is the primary language of daily life (e.g. Canada or United Kingdom).
    • Completed three or more years of study at a college or university which is located in that country and where the language of instruction is English.

    This policy applies to all international students, even those who have earned a degree from a United States college or university.

    If an applicant moves away from an English-speaking country after living and studying there for three years or more, the TOEFL or IELTS is then required for admission. 

    For international student application deadlines, please click HERE.


    Additional TOEFL and IELTS information for international students adversely affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on University College’s International Student Information webpage.

    Three Letters of Recommendation

    Letters of recommendation should be completed by teachers or professional associates. Letters can be submitted through the online application or mailed by the recommender.

    Writing Sample

    Please describe two significant challenges that are facing the future of the human resources profession. Explain how you will respond to these challenges as an HR professional.

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    Still have questions?

    Program Coordinator: Jennifer Fickeler | (314) 935-6700 | jfickeler@wustl.edu

    Academic Advisor and Student Services Coordinator: Elisa Wang | (314) 935-6793 | elisa.wang@wustl.edu