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Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management

NYIT’s Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management consists of a core set of graduate courses designed to equip managers, labor relations professionals, and others with the fundamentals of strategic human resource management and employment law, as well as in-depth knowledge of select HR topics such as compensation management, talent acquisition, etc.

Program Overview

Admission Policies
Submit an application to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Applicants must meet all admissions criteria for the M.S. HR/LR program (see below).

Applicants are notified in writing of NYIT’s admissions decision for the advanced certificate program. The admissions process takes approximately one month from receipt of all required materials. We advise applying well in advance of the semester in which you plan to enroll. New students may begin in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Academic Standards/Academic Probation and Dismissal
Policies are identical to those for students enrolled in the M.S. HR/LR program.

Required Courses
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Enrollment in M.S. in Human Resources Management Program
Advanced certificate students who want to continue their graduate education and earn a Master of Science in Human Resources Management can do so, provided they follow these program guidelines. In most cases, students may apply all courses completed in the Advanced Certificate program toward requirements for the master’s degree.

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Admission Requirements

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
    • International applicants must have completed a three-year (or more) degree-bearing postsecondary program which is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree in order to be considered for acceptance into the M.S. program.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

    • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA lower than 3.0 will also be considered, provided they have two or more years of relevant professional experience and/or they hold professional certifications such as SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, and SPHR. They are required to provide detailed information about their professional experience/certification
    • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA lower than 3.0 and who do not have relevant professional experience are required to take the GMAT or GRE and achieve satisfactory scores. They will also be interviewed by program faculty in order to be considered for admission.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal interview
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores, if required
    NYIT GRE Code: 2561
    NYIT GMAT Code for Full-time (nine or more credits): OQN-RL-35
    NYIT GMAT Code for Part-time (less than nine credits): OQN-RL-74
  • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation
    • Applicants must meet English proficiency requirements by providing a minimum score of 6.0 (IELTS), 79 (TOEFL IBT), or 53 Pearson PTE). Successful completion of NYIT's English Language Institute satisfies the English proficiency requirement to the M.S. HR/LR program.

Important Admission Notes:

  • All application materials must be fully submitted prior to consideration for admission to the M.S. program.
  • All applicants will either be fully admitted or not admitted into the M.S. program.
  • Students may neither be conditionally admitted into the M.S. program nor granted provisional status in the M.S. HR/LR program.
  • There will be no categories for nonmatriculated or nondegree status.
  • There will be no Early Admission students.
  • No student may register for a Human Resources Management and Labor Relations, M.S. course until fully admitted into either the M.S. program. (Students transferring from another NYIT graduate program into the M.S. program must satisfy the admissions criteria for the M.S. program.)

Waivers and Transfers

These policies ensure program integrity and also that student ability to attain the learning goals of the program is not compromised. The non-waivable program core credit hour requirement must be completed in the School of Management in its entirety.


  • Undergraduate and graduate coursework completed elsewhere, but only from a regionally accredited institution, may be used to waive credit hour requirements in the M.S. waivable program core. If equivalencies are established, certification of competency in these areas by means of a proficiency examination such as CLEP or significant work-related experience may be considered.
  • A grade of C- or better is required for any course utilized to waive a course in the M.S. waivable program core.


  • A maximum of nine credit hours completed elsewhere, but only from a regionally accredited institution, may be transferred in partial fulfillment of the curriculum requirements of the M.S. program.
  • Transfer of courses will only be considered for those with a grade of B or higher and must not have been applied toward another degree.
  • Courses presented for transfer credit must be submitted for consideration with official transcripts from the other program, and must have been completed within five years of initial acceptance into the M.S. program.