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“There are a lot of options out there, but none compared to Penn State — a great reputation, distinguished faculty, and the convenience of learning on my time and at my convenience. I truly believe the education I obtained at Penn State enables me to stand apart from my peers. Proudly.”

Colleen Savarese, Graduate Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Employment Relations

Become the Strategic Asset Your Organization Needs

Strategic HR management is essential to the success of any organization. Earn a highly respected degree or certificate part-time and online through Penn State World Campus and help your organization prioritize its workforce.

As an online learner, you can gain advanced knowledge and a practical toolkit to address the complex personal, legal, and organizational issues in today’s workplace.

Find the Program That’s Right for You

Penn State’s nationally recognized School of Labor and Employment Relations offers eight (8) graduate and undergraduate programs online through Penn State World Campus. Learn how you can bridge the gap between employee performance and your organization’s business objectives.

Designed to Fit Your Life and Career Goals

  • complete weekly assignments at your preferred pace
  • create a personalized path to completion
  • develop relevant skills and expertise that align with SHRM’s highest standards
  • customize your education around your unique career goals
  • enjoy enhanced engagement opportunities — always optional, never required

Graduate Programs

Human Resources and Employment Relations (Master of Professional Studies)
Apply by December 1 to start January 9
Learn to factor human resources into the strategic plans of organizations. This comprehensive online degree program balances advanced theory with practical knowledge that can be used right away in your current HR position and as a foundation for future career growth.
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International Human Resources and Employment Relations (Graduate Certificate)
Apply now to start August 22
Explore differences in culture, policies, practices, and perspectives as they apply to human resources and employment relations within multinational organizations. The skills learned in this program can make you a valuable asset to companies competing in the increasingly global business landscape.
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Undergraduate Programs

Labor and Human Resources (Associate in Science)
Apply by October 31 to start January 9
Develop a practical skill set that is applicable to virtually any industry. This associate degree can build your knowledge of human resources, economics, law, sociology, and employment relations to help you excel in your current role or transition to a new career.
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Labor and Human Resources (Bachelor of Arts)
Apply by October 31 to start January 9
Build a solid foundation in human resources, labor, and employment relations while focusing on humanities and social sciences. This online degree program is designed for students who want to pursue careers in organizational culture, workforce diversity, labor relations, and other HR areas.
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Labor and Human Resources (Bachelor of Science)
Apply by October 31 to start January 9
Prepare for the quantitative aspects of a career in human resources with course electives in management, communications, and accounting. This degree can prepare you for work in staffing, recruitment, compensation, benefits, and other HR roles.
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Labor and Human Resources (Undergraduate Certificate)
Apply by January 1 to start January 9
Build a foundation in human resources — with a particular emphasis on course work that examines related policies, legal issues, and employment law — with this online certificate program in labor and human resources.
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Organizational Leadership (Bachelor of Arts)
Apply by October 31 to start January 9
Explore leadership in businesses and organizations from a humanistic perspective with this comprehensive curriculum. The course work in this online bachelor's degree program is focused on the social sciences and humanities.
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Organizational Leadership (Bachelor of Science)
Apply by October 31 to start January 9
Hone your leadership skills with an online degree in organizational leadership; explore the behaviors of successful leaders and develop acumen in critical thinking, team dynamics, problem solving, communication, and conflict resolution.
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We are Penn State Online

This is the real Penn State. You will take the same classes with the same curriculum developed by the same professors who teach courses at our brick and mortar campuses. You can expect the same caliber of academic quality that you associate with Penn State.