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UC San Diego Extension remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned all of our courses to an online or hybrid format. Online classes (asynchronous) will have pre-recorded lectures each week and guided assignments from the instructor. Hybrid classes are fully online with live (synchronous) virtual class meetings each week using the Zoom conferencing system.

Human resource management is a dynamic field that has been rapidly evolving. Today's professionals are moving into more proactive roles as human resource planners and organizational consultants, earning recognition at the highest levels of the organization.



Online or In-class*

*Course formats can be mixed to complete certificate.

Est. Cost



*Cost varies by capstone selection and curriculum updates.



12-36 Months*

*Varies by student and courses taken per quarter.

UC San Diego Extension's Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management has helped hundreds of individuals expand their knowledge of HR management to enter or progress in the field. The certificate program is designed to provide participants with the latest information and practical insights in order to become responsible and effective professionals.

Certificate Benefits
  • Increase your ability to make a career transition into HR
  • Learn practical applications and underlying rationale of today's HR practices from qualified practitioners and subject-matter-experts. Instructor Spotlight: Kurt Gering
  • Network with other professionals in the program
  • Complement your college degree with career-oriented education
  • Facilitate promotions or career changes
  • Build and enhance your HR toolkit through evening and online courses
  • Improve your image and marketability
  • Increase your personal development

Who should attend
The certificate program is designed for individuals looking to advance their careers in Human Resources or want to enter the Human Resources work field.  Students may pursue the full program or select individual courses based on their needs.

Occupational Outlook

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need human resources managers to administer and monitor their programs and to ensure that firms adhere to changing employment laws.

Managing Human Resources: An Overview is a mandatory prerequisite for several courses in the program. Many students take more than one course per quarter, and complete the program sooner than the usual 24 months.


There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program

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" The certificate program has helped me become a better HR professional and business partner. I have cultivated great relationships and gained invaluable tools that I will continue to use throughout my HR career. It's an amazing experience! "
-Wendy N.