Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management
Northcentral University

Program Details

A company’s success lies in the balance of its employees.  With this online PhD, you can become the key to your organization’s strategic success by implementing the best theories and practices in HR Management.  NCU’s online doctorate prepares you to become a leader within nonprofits, government or private organizations, as you hone your research and complete your dissertation.  The human resources specialization incorporates coursework such as:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Human Resources Management in the 21st Century
  • Cultural Issues
  • Labor Relations


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, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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