Designed for the working professional who wants to focus on a particular area of study, the Human Resources Management certificate provides a substantial base that can be used for career advancement or continuation in Lasell’s Master of Science in Management Program. Each certificate is composed of five three-credit courses and can be completed within nine months. Candidates to the certificate programs must hold a bachelor’s degree and submit an application for study in the graduate program along with all necessary documents.

Candidates to the certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree and submit an application for study in the graduate program along with all necessary documents.



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Stacy Weltzin '20
Director of Sports Medicine, Lasell University

Human Resources Management Certificate

 “The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management has provided me with the practical knowledge needed to make a pivot in my career. As a professional who already holds a master's degree, the certificate was a great option for me to complete in a timely manner so I could make my career transition as soon as possible. I was pleased with the variety of course offerings available and enjoyed learning from supportive faculty who've had established careers in the field. Overall, I would definitely recommend the certificate program. "


The curriculum is made up of 15 credits (5 courses). 

  • 9 required course credits (3 courses)
  • 6 elective credits (2 course) choose 1 from MGMT762 and MGMT763
Human Resources Management
3 credits
Human Resource Law & Compliance
3 credits
Performance MGMT & Employee Development
3 credits
Employee Relations, Engage & Retention
3 credits
Employee Learning & Development
3 credits
Diversity, Inclusion & Countering Bias
3 credits


Candidates seeking admission to certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission.

Application Requirements

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. Resume
  4. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school

International Applicants:

This program is not F-1 eligible, international applicants can only be considered for the online curriculum option.

All International applicants need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada.

For additional requirements please visit our International Admission Requirement page.

Materials should be submitted through MyPortal or emailed to gradinfo@lasell.edu:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466

Questions about your application? Call/text us today at 617-243-2400!