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Human Resource Management Certificate

University of Houston-Clear Lake provides hands-on skills required to begin, or advance, your career with a Certificate in Human Resource Management. Companies are in need of human resource professionals in areas such as compensation and benefits, human resource management, labor relations, organizational effectiveness, recruiting, and training.

Our program is designed to focus on five essential competency areas:

  • Core human resource processes
  • General business management
  • Strategic decision making
  • Change management
  • Personal mastery and influence

UHCL ranked #18 in the online master's programs. rated the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management program at UH-Clear Lake in the top 20 of online programs. Read details.

Accelerate Your Career

Our program will prepare you to pursue a variety of careers in the human resource field such as compensation and benefits specialist, Human Resource manager, labor relations manager, organizational effectiveness specialist, recruiter or training and development director.

Houston is home to many petrochemical and aerospace company headquarters, and two large healthcare centers, Texas Medical Center (TMC) and University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), which means graduates don’t have to relocate to work for a large Human Resource department.

Internships. Campus Involvement. Networking.

Our internship and co-op programs are great opportunities to create connections and get real-world experience before you graduate. You can also get involved on campus with the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, which offers professional development, networking, career advancement opportunities and a professional certification program. Speak to an advisor about opportunities available in the management program today.

Providing Real-World Business Experience.

Our faculty hold PhDs, are certified professionals, experts in their respective areas, and are well published. Many are still professionally active in consulting for organizational development, teamwork and employment law issues. No human resource management classes are taught by graduate assistants.


Dr. Amanda Hinojosa
Ph.D. - Texas Tech University

Dr. Mark Sherman
Ph.D. - University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia

Dr. Jay Tombaugh
Ph.D. - Bowling Green State University

Dr. M. Alix Valenti
Ph.D. - University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Kevin Wooten
Ph.D. - Tulane University

Degree Documents

Last updated: 03/02/2017 UTC
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