Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management
Northcentral University

Program Details

NCU’s Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management (PhD-HRM) degree is a research-based program designed to help students gain the expert-level knowledge needed to assume leadership positions in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. It offers students a greater level of understanding of human resource theories and practices, including critical thinking and research skills. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to lead human resource management programs as well as contribute to the body of knowledge within the field. 

This program covers foundational concepts along with the evolution of human resources into a role that enhances global business environments. Students will explore the concepts of extrinsic and intrinsic compensation, how to improve organizational effectiveness and how to motivate diverse workforces. Other areas of focus include working within a unionized environment, legal issues impacting human resources and how to improve diversity and inclusion. Additionally, students will develop quantitative and qualitative research design and methodology.

Requirements

Requires 60 credit hours for degree completion.

Must have a conferred master's degree from an accredited academic institution. In addition, there are two options for entry:

  • Direct entry: Master’s program must be in a generalized business area such as business management or business administration OR a specialized business area (e.g., Master of Finance, Master of Human Resources Management) AND an undergraduate degree in business
  • Evaluation track: Individuals not meeting the direct entry requirements must have their transcripts evaluated to determine if previous coursework meets some or all of the Standard Curriculum requirements.

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wscuc.org. WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).