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Earn your degree part-time and online while you continue to gain valuable work experience.
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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.

Alex leveraged his degree to advance in his company

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The HR master's program at Penn State is fantastic. Since graduation, I have been able to leverage my learning and degree into a vice president role with my current company and am confident this will continue to help me grow my career in the future.

Alex C.

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.

Tae'Shaona wanted a foot in the door, and got so much more

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I was new to HR, so I needed an opportunity to get my foot in the door. This program has given me so much more. Because of the connections I have made and the skills I have built over the last year, I was able to join a fantastic company. I'm now working full-time, doing work that excites and challenges me.

Tae'Shaona M.

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

Jason's faculty and adviser understood the challenges of being an adult learner

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The faculty and staff genuinely care about you. They want to see you get the most out of the program and go on to have successful careers. The team has a vested interest in you and will take the time to listen and supply you with the resources you need to be successful.

Jason G.

Graduate Programs

Human Resources and Employment Relations (Master of Professional Studies)
Apply by July 1 to start August 21
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 21
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 June 30 to start August 21
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 June 30 to start August 21
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 June 30 to start August 21
This 100% online HR bachelor's degree program is SHRM–aligned, making it an ideal choice for those preparing for professional certification. Gain the quantitative and analytical skills to work in staffing, recruitment, compensation, benefits, and other human resource management roles.
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Labor and Human Resources (Undergraduate Certificate)
Apply by August 14 to start August 21
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 June 30 to start August 21
Learn to confront the complex social, cultural, and organizational issues that you will face as a leader or manager. This online leadership program features a flexible curriculum so students with prior learning can potentially complete their degree more efficiently.
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Organizational Leadership (Bachelor of Science)
Apply by June 30 to start August 21
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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This is the real Penn State. You will take courses with curriculum developed by the same professors who teach on campus. You can expect the same caliber of academic quality that you associate with Penn State.