Earn a degree in human resources and employment law
This employment law degree is a non-Juris Doctor graduate program taught out of Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. This program prepares both entry-level and established professionals working in human resources, recruitment and operations. You’ll gain an understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks that impact working with employees and independent contractors in the public and private sector.
This degree is an opportunity for new and established professionals in this industry to further their skills and credentials. Notably, the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), a premier HR professional organization with more than 300,000 members globally, has recognized ASU’s college of law as the first law school fully aligned with the SHRM curriculum guidelines. This alignment provides students enrolled in this Master of Human Resources and Employment Law the opportunity to apply for the SHRM Certification Professional (SHRM-CP) exam. Achieving this certification is an important distinction that many employers recognize in hiring and promoting HR and employment law professionals.
Current and future students who complete this HR law program may be eligible for the SHRM-CP exam with experiential hours. Students must have a minimum of 500 hours of relevant experience to apply for the SHRM-CP exam. Students who already have SHRM certification will receive continuing education credit for the courses they have or will complete.