Application and Admission Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Leadership Management

Admission is based on the following:

BACHELOR'S DEGREE Have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (any major is acceptable).

2.70 minimum overall undergraduate GPA (or one of the following):

· 3.00 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate academic coursework or

· 3.00 GPA for 30 or more semester hours undergraduate credit after earning the first bachelor’s degree or

· 2.70 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate academic coursework and a 3.00 GPA on fewer than 24 hours graduate coursework or

· 3.00 GPA for 24 or more graduate hours or

· An earned master’s degree or higher‐level degree with at least a 3.00 GPA.

Note: No graduate exam requirement exists for this program.


To complete your application you must submit the following:


Complete an online application at the UTC Graduate School's web site. (When asked to select a planned course of study, choose "PB Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management" from the drop-down menu.)


Submit to UTC's Graduate School official transcripts from each college or university attended.


Pay a $30 one-time, non-refundable application fee. ($35 for international student applications)


If you will be a full-time student (taking nine or more graduate hours/semester), provide proof of your immunization records to Student Health Services.

Note: Certificate students usually carry a part-time course load.



Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted by UTC's Graduate School at any time and for any semester (fall, spring, or summer). To insure adequate time for consideration, your application should be complete at least four to six weeks prior to the term for which you are seeking admission. See the below for upcoming priority application deadlines. (Note: Applications will continue to be accepted past the deadlines stated below as long as program and course capacities allow.)


FALL 2016 Friday, June 17, 2016
SPRING 2017 Friday, October 21, 2016
SUMMER 2017 Wednesday, March 15, 2017