Top School in Baltimore for a Human Resources Degree

Many schools in the Baltimore area have top ranking human resources programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for human resources, as well as tuition and degree information.

School and Ranking Information

Several large colleges and universities in and near Baltimore, MD, provide human resources certificate and degree programs. Based on distinction, student population and total number of degrees and certificates awarded, the following university is considered a top school in the Baltimore area for human resources studies:

  • Winner: The University of Maryland University College is located in Adelphi, 28 miles from Baltimore. The school is the largest in terms of student population to provide human resources programs within 30 miles of Baltimore. It also awards the largest number of degrees in this field of any institution in or near Baltimore.

School Info Chart

Category University of Maryland - University College
Distinction Largest public university in the U.S., serving more than 95,000 students through on-campus and online programs*
Location Adelphi, Maryland
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $6,552 (in state); $12,336 (out-of-state)**
Human Resources Programs Offered Undergraduate certificate, bachelor's degree, graduate certificate and master's degree
Human Resources Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013 327**
Most Popular Human Resources Degree in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (175 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 3% (note that this figure only counts full-time, first-time students, who made up only 2% of the 2007 entering class)**
Noteworthy Has a global presence, with divisions in Asia and Europe; is a major provider of education to the U.S. military, present on installations in more than 25 countries and territories*

Sources: *University of Maryland - University College; **NCES College Navigator

University of Maryland University College

  • All studies available in on-campus and online formats
  • On-site locations available at numerous locations in Maryland and Washington, DC
  • Bachelor's degree program prepares students to take certification exams administered by the Society of Human Resource Management

The University of Maryland - University College (UMUC) is a public university that is part of the University System of Maryland. The university currently offers over 100 online bachelor's and master's degree programs. The Business and Professional Programs Department within the School of Undergraduate Studies offers a major in human resource management. Certificates and a master's degree in management with a specialization in human resource management are also offered.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is a 6-course program providing studies in organizational theory, labor relations, employment law, conflict management and federal regulations regarding HR practices. Electives can be taken in employee development, organizational behavior, supervision and compensation management. A graduate Certificate in Foundations of Human Resource Management offers coursework in change management, intercultural communication, employee relations and human resource management theories.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Human Resource Management is a 120-credit program that with coursework including labor relations, benefit programs and career development. Students must also complete required coursework in global business management, organization theory, ethics and contemporary issues in human resources. Functional skills required for human resource management include employee placement and orientation, career development, compensation and procedures.

Human resource management is an area of specialization within the Master of Science in Management program. Core courses address financial management, managerial decision making processes and organizational theory. Among the topics addressed in specialization courses include job analysis methods, global team management, change management, recruiting practices, training techniques and compensation management. A strategic management capstone allows students to further study management techniques and methods through case study examinations and simulated experiences.

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