Master of Science in Human Resource Management
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Why earn a master’s in human resource management from Strayer?
With a master’s in human resource management, you can develop the advanced HR management skills you need to encourage better outcomes and increase value for your company. You’ll build the skills to help you make a positive impact in the workplace, shape the future of your organization and drive success.
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MS in HR management program overview?
Develop the skills to understand and overcome business challenges while meeting your goals by earning your master’s degree in HR management. You’ll learn to create value for employees, solve problems in the workplace and craft policies with long-term, positive impact.
Is a master’s in HR management good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Apply analytical, technical and research skills to assess and measure the effectiveness of human resource goals and performance within an organization.
- Demonstrate an understanding of business concepts and functional units within an organization to align human resource policies with business goals.
- Develop human resource policies and practices that foster an appreciation for multiple cultures, ethnicities and other diverse populations.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter.
How long does it take to get a master’s in HR management?
- There are 12 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
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HR management concentrations
Choose from two concentrations, tailored to fit your goals. If you can’t decide, your admissions officer is here to help.
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*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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Program cost breakdown
The Strayer Master of Science in Human Resource Management program consists of 12 courses, with the price of $2,490 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
What coursework do you need to specialize in human resource management?
Expand your understanding of what it takes to lead with a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. Core coursework includes topics such as leadership and organizational behavior, managing human resource projects and strategic human resource management. View all courses.
Examine the theoretical foundation of the human resource management field and the evolution of human resource management, labor and law, including human capital. Analyze trends and issues influencing the development and application of these elements within contemporary organizations. Explore the effects of regulation on businesses.
Define and analyze management techniques for planning, estimating and facilitating human resource projects. Examine project management processes, including developing objectives, creating work plans, preparing schedules, allocating resources and coordinating overall effort. Techniques are introduced to help keep projects on track and enhance team motivation.
Analyze ethical policies, behavior and fairness in organizations. Examine the role of human resource professionals as ethical change agents and advocates for employees. Evaluate the responsibility and accountability of human resource professionals in fostering an ethical organization by implementing fair policies and procedures.
Analyze workforce management processes in light of their strategic importance. Examine the relationships between the traditional human resource functions and the various business functions so that efficiency and effectiveness are balanced and optimized. Review these processes and relationships in both the domestic and global environments, now and in the future.
This course helps students prepare for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification exam and acquire critical thinking skills to demonstrate understanding of HR competencies. Students also gain knowledge in the SHRM technical competencies, including people, organizations and the workplace.
Integrate the concepts you have learned in the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program. Synthesize and apply the knowledge, competencies and skills acquired throughout the program by evaluating cases and situations. Develop strategic solutions to human resource management challenges that align with organizational goals. A grade of B or higher is required.
Master of Human Resource Management admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
International master’s students
We welcome international students.
Come to a campus near you for guidance and support. You’ll have access to helpful resources, a supportive community and plenty of spaces to learn and grow.
Ready to take the next step?
Your admissions officer is here to guide you through every step of the process, from completing your application to choosing your concentration.