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Human Resource Management Certificate Program Overview

OU-Tulsa’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is designed to develop professionals who can strategically leverage organizations’ human resources to meet current and future organizational objectives. Human resource management courses focus on how organizational processes related to human resource management can create a competitive advantage for organizations through workforce development and evidence-based HR practices.

Experiential and project-based learning techniques are used to facilitate application of course concepts to real workforce issues. Completion of the graduate certificate program reflects development of knowledge and skills in strategic human resource management practices.

*Note: we are looking for diversity among applicants. We do not want applicants to all have the same undergraduate major, same work experience, same life experiences. We want diversity in our student population as students learn the most when they are on teams with people with different perspectives, experiences, and expertise. 

Program Requirements

  • An application 
  • Transcript showing an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (for regular admissions) OR graduate GPA (based on 12 hours or more) of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Statement of professional purpose and goals (i.e., how will the certificate program help you achieve your career goals?)
  • 2 letters of recommendation; at least one from someone familiar with applicant’s performance in the workplace (the requirement for letters of recommendation is waived for individuals who are current OU graduate students in good standing)

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Human Resource Management Certificate Curriculum

A graduate certificate in Human Resource Management will help students to better understand how to maximize employee performance in order to meet the strategic mission of an organization. Completion of the graduate certificate program will reflect achievement of knowledge and skills in the field of Human Resource Management.

This certificate program can be completed independently or as part of the coursework for the Master of Arts in Organizational Dynamics degree.

Coursework completed with a grade of A or B while enrolled in the certificate program may be applied to the Master of Arts in Organizational Dynamics degree if the student is admitted to the degree program within three years of completing the certificate requirements and the degree program evaluates the coursework as appropriate for the program of study.

  • ODYN 5213                Job Analysis Methods and Applications
  • ODYN 5223                Performance Management
  • ODYN 5233                Training and Career Development
  • ODYN 5243                Staffing, Selection, and Compensation
  • ODYN 5253                Organizational Behavior, Change and Development
  • ODYN 5263                Human Resource Management Systems and Techniques
  • ODYN 5273                Topics in Human Resource Management (up to 2 times)
  • ODYN 5283                Employee Health, Safety and Wellness
  • ODYN 5293                Work and Life Integration
  • ODYN 5413                Positive People Practices
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Career Paths

  • Human Resource Professional
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professional
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Specialists


  • Hilti
  • QuikTrip
  • Helmrich & Payne
  • St. Francis
  • BOK Financial
  • OneOK
  • OneGAS
  • TCC
  • Magellan Midstream
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Take the Next Step

Your graduate certificate in Human Resource Management from OU-Tulsa can open doors that set you off on a journey of a lifetime.