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Human Resources Management, M.S.

The Master’s in Human Resources Management prepares you to help organizations run more efficiently and to help people reach their professional goals.

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Why McDaniel for Human Resources Management

The Master of Science in Human Resources Management provides students with opportunities to study the theories and practices of human resources management to prepare for management positions in a variety of organizational and industrial settings as an HR professional. The program content is founded in competencies defined by professional organizations in the field of HR, such as ATD and SHRM. Through content courses in human resources management and related topics – such as organizational theory and behavior, organizational change and development, and research methods – and through workplace experiences, students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful human resources professionals. Organizations, the marketplace, and societies in general are experiencing rapid change, and organizations must prepare to adapt to these changes.

The program in Human Resources Management is offered entirely online, primarily in an asynchronous format to meet the need for a healthy personal and professional balance for working professionals. Courses are offered in 8-week sessions allowing students to focus on one course at a time while maintaining a two course per semester course load, a popular format for working adults. This program can be completed in 18 months taking two courses per semester or as little as 12 months if taking 3 courses a semester.

How it Works

We’ve thoughtfully designed the program to be accessible and practical for working adults. Here’s how it works:

  • The HRM Program is 100% online and asynchronous, allowing students the flexibility to attend class when it best fits their schedule from any location.
  • The HRM Program offers several consecutive 8-week courses per-semester. This approach allows students to complete two courses in each semester without course overlap or three with minimal overlap.

The 30-credit hours (including all coursework and the required capstone) are designed to be completed within a 12-18 month period.

Requirements for an M.S. in Human Resources Management

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the program must submit:

  • Completed application for graduate study.
  • Official transcript verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Students with a GPS between 2.75 and 2.99 will be admitted provisionally which requires a student to maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first nine to 12 credit hours. Students with less than a 2.75 GPA can be considered for provisional admission on a case-by-case basis but may be required to provide additional documents or participate in an interview. Admission may also require additional conditions.
  • A professional resume highlighting related work experience.
  • Goal statement detailing personal and professional goals relative to the program of study.

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