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178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-3377

Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:


Human Resource Development (HRD) Graduate Certificate


Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and may be submitted at any time.

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Application Instructions

Note: The HRD M.Ed. is a separate program. Click here for complete details.


Who Can Get a Certificate?

What Value Is a Certificate?

Note: The master of education (M.Ed.)/professional studies program in human resource development (HRD) is a separate graduate-level, practitioner-based program. Click here for HRD M.Ed. details.


The human resource development graduate certificate requires a minimum of 14 credits. Certificate coursework completed with undergraduate student status cannot be applied to graduate-level degree programs.

Required Courses


The remaining credits can be selected from the following:


Admission is open to degree-seeking or non-degree seeking students.

How to Apply

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and may be submitted at any time. [Note: The HRD M.Ed. is a separate program. Click here for details.]

Application Materials

All applicants must submit the following items:

Application Instructions

Nonnative English Speakers and/or International Students

All nonnative English speakers must submit an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum score requirements are:

Program Completion

Final certificate clearance depends on completion of all course requirements, including the posting of final grades to the student’s transcript, and approval by program faculty.

In addition to completing all program requirements, students must complete the Online Application for Degree Form and HRD Certificate Program Planning Sheet.

CEHD Graduate Student Operations clears certificates on a monthly basis. Forms must be submitted on or before the first day of the month that the student intends to graduate. Students who submit forms after the first day of the month will be cleared to graduate at the end of the following month.

Successful completion of the certificate will be noted on the student's official University of Minnesota transcript and an official certificate will be issued.

Program Coordinator

Louis Quast
Coordinator of Human Resource Development Graduate Programs

Revised October 5, 2016