Human Resources Master’s and Grad Certificate Programs

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Human resources careers have gotten a lot more complicated as American labor practices and legal landscape have evolved over the past decades. Today, the average American worker spends less than five years at any given position. Between the 1960’s and the 1980’s, workers held an average of two different jobs between high school and their early thirties.

Now, that number has doubled.

Career Options and Salaries with a Master’s in HRM

Selecting a Master’s Program in Human Resource Management

HR Management Master’s Degree Core Curriculum and Electives

Accreditation Standards for Master’s Degree Programs in Human Resource Management

State-by-State Directory of Master’s and Grad Certificate Programs Aligned with SHRM Curriculum Standards

Every one of those transitions is a challenge for HR professionals. The stakes of evaluating and hiring people have also increased. With new rules and court decisions covering discrimination, employer responsibilities, and benefits coverage, a single mis-step can cost millions. The same is true for separations.

Naturally, companies are turning to only the most highly educated candidates to fill the managerial and executive HR ranks responsible for overseeing these decisions. That means if you’re shooting for the top, you’ll be looking at a master’s degree or better just to get your foot in the door.

Career Options and Salaries with a Master’s in HRM

A master’s degree unlocks the top range of positions and salaries in the field. According to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson CSR General Industry Human Resources Compensation Survey Report, HR executives make between $248,600 and $349,3000 on average, and before factoring in bonuses and other incentives.

These positions include:

  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Human Resources Director

There are three significant factors influencing salaries for HR executives. These are, in order of influence: Industry, size of business, and region.

Industry trends are a major driver of HR executive salaries. Labor relations tend to be sector related so the challenges of managing the workforce between, say, two steel companies will be more similar than between a steel maker and an investment bank.

  • Manufacturing– $226,300 to $314,200
  • Financial Services– $252,600 to $332,500
  • High Tech– $247,300 to $355,000
  • Energy– $234,300 to $270,700
  • Retail and Wholesale Trade– $294,300 to $349,500
  • Health Care – $306,400 to $362,900
  • Insurance– $258,900 to $340,200

Head count is a sensible metric for determining HR salaries, since it corresponds roughly to the degree of responsibility the executive is taking on:

 

Full-time Equivalent Employees Salary Range
Under 1,000 $214,800 – $290,300
1,000 – 4,999 $245,400 – $318,800
5,000 – 19,999 $259,800 – $370,000
20,000 or more $261,000 – $396,600

 

Regional variation will be more influential in some industries, such as manufacturing, where the base of operations and labor is relatively fixed. For other industries, like technology, it may play less of a role… although cost of living influences will always push salaries higher or lower depending on regional averages.

  • Northeast– $274,400 to $360,400
  • Southeast – $265,800 to $365,000
  • North Central– $216,800 to $291,800
  • South Central– $247,600 to $338,500
  • West Coast– $190,900 to $268,000

Selecting a Master’s Program in Human Resource Management

You’ll find a lot of different options when you’re looking for master’s-level HR degrees. In addition to the standard Master of Science in Human Resources, there are many other degree titles in the field, including:

  • Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
  • Master’s in Human Resource Analytics and Management
  • Master of Arts in Management with HR Concentration

Most HR degrees are structured as master of science (MS) or master of business administration (MBA) programs. These focus most heavily on business and professional subjects, while still providing a good education in problem solving and critical-thinking skills.

Some degrees, however, are master of arts (MA) degrees. These feature more social science and traditional liberal arts courses, designed to produce a more well-rounded graduate. These degrees are particularly valuable if you plan to move outside the HR sphere at some point.

SHRM-Approved Curriculum

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is an industry-level association that publishes a guidebook and templates for university-level HR programs. The competency model that the guidance is drawn from reflects an up-to-date, real-world view of the education that businesses want and need in current HR master’s graduates.

It’s widely recognized that master’s programs that have gone though the trouble of aligning their curriculum with SHRM standards and received the industry association’s stamp of approval offer an education that is most closely aligned with what businesses and corporations are looking for from the HR managers they hire.

Online Programs

Online programs are flourishing in human resources management, and offer many advantages you should consider when applying.

For many working professionals with sights set on a master’s degree, the most important benefit to online programs is the ability to take courses at a time and place of your choosing. If midnight to two is the time you have available after work, taking the kids to soccer practice, and getting dinner, then you’re free to view the online lecture and do your homework then. You aren’t constrained by conventional class schedules that don’t bend around business.

You also get a much broader array of programs to choose from without having to uproot and move to be near the school. Some of the best business schools in the country now offer online HR master’s degrees, and you can apply to any of them without rearranging your entire life.

HR Management Master’s Degree Core Curriculum and Electives

Programs that align with the SHRM curriculum guidelines and competency model all include the following required content areas:

  • Change Management
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Globalization
  • HR Career Planning
  • The HR Role in Organizations
  • HR Information Systems
  • Job Analysis and Job Design
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • HR Metrics and Measurement
  • Organizational Development
  • Performance Management
  • Staffing (Recruitment and Selection)
  • Strategic Hr
  • Training and Development
  • Workforce Planning and Talent Management
  • Workplace Health, Safety, and Security

Although all respectable master’s programs will cover these areas (to the depth of detail also outlined in the SHRM Curriculum Guidebook), they have latitude to approach the subjects in their own specific way. It’s worth reading individual course descriptions to identify differences between programs.

There are also four secondary HR content areas:

  • Downsizing/Rightsizing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility
  • Outsourcing

These may be offered as either electives or core elements of the degree.

Capstone Projects

HR programs also subscribe to current trends in education to include a capstone project course to synthesize all the courses you have taken previously and allow you to use the knowledge in a realistic context. This can take the form of participating in a project with an outside business addressing a current problem, or taking in real-world data and developing theoretical solutions to actual HR problems.

Accreditation Standards for Master’s Degree Programs in Human Resource Management

Finding a school with an SHRM-approved curriculum is important, but SHRM does not offer accreditation. Only the curriculum content is evaluated.

But there are many other factors that go into a quality education that you should consider, and many of these are evaluated by one of the six regional accrediting bodies responsible for the United States:

These bodies, recognized by the Department of Education (DOE), have a more in-depth evaluation process. They visit institutions and offer accreditation on the basis of criteria such as:

  • Faculty selection and recruiting
  • Student administration and grading
  • Academic support
  • Curriculum development models

Furthermore, because HR is often a program delivered by business schools, it’s worth looking for specialized accreditation for business programs that may be granted by these three organizations (also recognized by DOE):

Although they do not specifically have standards for HR elements, they can attest to the overall quality of business schools that might offer such degrees. Between that and an SHRM-approved curriculum, you should be in good shape in selecting a master’s program.

State-by-State Directory of Master’s and Grad Certificate Programs Aligned with SHRM Curriculum Standards

Here you’ll find every single accredited school in the U.S. offering master’s degree programs in HR with a curriculum that aligns with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards. Some are state schools, others are private universities; some offer programs online, others are exclusively campus-based; some require entrance exams, while others don’t. What is 100% consistent among every school on this list is that they all offer the most comprehensive, industry-aligned graduate-level education for HR managers available.

Alabama

 

Columbia Southern University
College of Business
Orange Beach
Website

Master of Business Administration-Human Resource Management (Online)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $3480

School Accredited by: Distance Education Accrediting Commission

 

Troy University
Sorrell College of Business
Troy
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $7506 in state; $15,012 out of state

School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

 

University of Alabama in Huntsville
College of Business
Huntsville
Website

Master of Science in Management- Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
GRE required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,224 in state; $22,696 out of state

School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Alaska

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in Alaska.

Arizona

 

DeVry University
Keller Graduate School of Management
Phoenix
Website

Master of Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)
Master of Business Administration – Human Resources Concentration (On Campus, Online)

Concentration- Human Resources
Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
GMAT/GRE required if undergraduate GPA is less than 2.5
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $16,852

School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

 

Grand Canyon University
Colangelo College of Business
Phoenix
Website

Master of Business Administration-Emphasis in Strategic Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

Concentration: Strategic Human Resource Management
Also Offers: Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Leadership dual degree
GMAT/GRE required if undergraduate GPA is less than 2.8
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $9737

School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

 

Ottawa University
Business Programs
Chandler
Website

Master of Arts in Human Resources (On Campus, Online)

Concentrations: Leadership Development, Population Health/Health Care Management
Also Offers: Master of Business Administration – Human Resources
Master of Arts in Human Resources/Master of Business Administration dual degree
Master of Arts in Leadership
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,620

School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

University of Phoenix
School of Business and Technology Management
Tempe
Website

Master of Business Administration-Concentration in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $16,713

School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges,

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Arkansas

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in Arkansas.

California

 

Argosy University
Graduate School of Business & Management
San Diego
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Hybrid)

Also offers: Master of Business Administration with Concentration in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $13,716

School Accredited by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Ashford University
Forbes School of Business & Technology
San Diego
Website

Master of Human Resource Development (Online)

No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $11,214

School Accredited By: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Azusa Pacific University
School of Business & Management
Azusa
Website

Master of Business Management with a Concentration in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
Other concentrations available: Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Development and Change, Organizational Science, Sport Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $17,472

School Accredited by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Brandman University
Business & Professional Studies
Irvine
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources (Hybrid, Online)
Master of Business Administration- Human Resources (Hybrid, Online)

Concentration: Human Resources
GRE/GMAT Required if undergraduate GPA is between 2.5 and 2.99
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $11,520

School Accredited By: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 

California Southern University
School of Business
Costa Mesa
Website

Master of Business Administration- Concentration in Human Resource Management (Online)

Concentration- Human Resource Management
Also Offers: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $8910

School Accredited By: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Northcentral University
School of Business & Technology Management
San Diego
Website

Master of Business Administration – Human Resource Management (online)

Specialization: Human Resource Management
Also Offers: Master of Science in Organizational Leadership- Human Resources
Doctorate in Business Administration- Human Resource Management
No GMAT/GRE required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $16,553

School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

 

California State University-Dominguez Hills
Graduate Studies
Carson
Website

Master of Business Administration – Human Resources Concentration (On Campus, Online)

Concentration-Human Resources
GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $7176 in state; $16,680 out of state

School Accredited By: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 

Claremont Graduate University
School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation
Claremont
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

Concentration: Positive Human Resource Development
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $34,236

School Accredited by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 

Golden Gate University
Ageno School of Business
San Francisco
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online, Accelerated)

Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $18,270

School Accredited by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 

National University
School of Business & Management
La Jolla
Website

Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

Specialization: Organizational Leadership
Also Offers: Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
GRE/GMAT Required only if GPA is less than 2.49
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $14,976

School Accredited by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Pepperdine University
Graziadio Business School
Los Angeles
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources (On Campus)

No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $32,500

School Accredited by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Trident University International
Business Programs
Cypress
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Online)

Also Offers: Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $6120

School Accredited By: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

Colorado

 

Colorado State University- Global Campus
Graduate Programs
Greenwood Village
Website

Master of Human Resource Management (online)
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Human Resource Management (online)
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership- Human Resource Performance (online)
Master of Science in Management-Human Resource Management (online)
Master of Science in Management-Human Resource Performance (online)

Specializations: Accounting, Applied Business Management, Business Intelligence, Criminal Justice Leadership, Finance, Fraud Management, Global Management, Healthcare Administration, Information Technology, International Management, Organizational Leadership and Change Management, Organizational Learning and Performance, Project Management, Strategic Innovation and Change Management
Also Offers: Master of Science in Management/Master of Science in Organizational Leadership dual degree
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $9000

School Accredited By: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Colorado Technical University
School of Business & Management
Colorado Springs
Website

Master of Business Administration – Concentration in Human Resources Management (On Campus, Online)

Concentration: Human Resources Management
GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $13,393

School Accredited By: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Regis University
College of Business & Economics
Denver
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online, Accelerated)

No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $12,852

School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

 

University of Colorado Denver
Business School
Denver
Website

Master of Science in Management with a Specialization in Managing Human Resources (On Campus, Online)
Master of Business Administration – Specialization in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

Specializations: Business Strategy, Change and Innovation, Enterprise Technology Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Global Management, Leadership, Managing Human Resources, Managing for Sustainability, Sports and Entertainment, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management
Also Offers: Master of Science in Management/Master of Business Administration dual degree
GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $6714 in state; $22,374 out of state

School Accredited By: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Connecticut

 

Sacred Heart University
Jack Welch College of Business
Fairfield
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Hybrid)

Also Offers: Accelerated Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Human Resources Management
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $28,114

School Accredited by: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Delaware

 

Goldey-Beacom College
Business Programs
Wilmington
Website

Master of Business Administration – Concentration in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $19,350

School Accredited By: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

 

Wilmington University
College of Business
New Castle
Website

Master of Science in Management-Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

Concentrations: Human Resources Management, Health Care Administration, Homeland Security, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Military Leadership, Non-Profit Management, Organizational Leadership, Public Administration, Sports Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $8388

School Accredited By: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

District of Columbia – Washington, D.C.

 

Strayer University
Business & Finance Programs
Washington, DC
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management – Concentration in Human Resource Generalist (On Campus, Online)
Master of Science in Human Resource Management- Concentration in Human Resource & Organizational Development (On Campus, Online)
Master of Business Administration-Human Resource Management (Online)

Concentrations: Human Resource Generalist, Human Resource & Organizational Development, Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $16,374

School Accredited By: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

 

Trinity Washington University
School of Business & Graduate Studies
Washington, DC
Website

Master of Science in Administration in Human Resources Management (On Campus, Online)

No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $13,680

School Accredited By: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Florida

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
College of Business
Daytona Beach
Website

Master of Science in Management- Specialization in Human Resource Management (Online)

Specializations: Human Resource Management, Global Management, Leadership, Operations Management, Project Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $7680

School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation:  Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Florida Institute of Technology
Nathan M. Bisk College of Business
Roanoke
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

GRE/GMAT Recommended
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $22,338

School Accredited By: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Florida International University
School of Business
Miami
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

GRE/GMAT Required (may be waived for applicants with strong academic credentials or experience)
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $8912 in state; $21,393 out of state

School Accredited By: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Nova Southeastern University
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship
Fort Lauderdale
Website

Master of Business Administration – Concentration in Human Resources Management (On Campus, Online)

Concentration: Human Resources Management
Also Offers: Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor dual degree
Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Psychology dual degree
GRE/GMAT Required if undergraduate GPA is 2.25-2.49, or if undergraduate degree is from a non-regionally accredited institution
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $18,932

School Accredited By: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Rollins College
Hamilton Holt Professional Studies School
Winter Park
Website

Master of Human Resources (On Campus)

GRE/GMAT Required (waived for applicants with a master’s degree, four years of professional human resources experience, or undergraduate GPA of 3.5)
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $18,364

School Accredited By: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Saint Leo University
Donald R. Tapia School of Business
Saint Leo
Website

Master of Business Administration-Concentration in Human Resources Management (Online)

Concentration: Human Resources Management
GMAT required if undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $9990

School Accredited By: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs; International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

South University-Tampa
College of Business
Tampa
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $16,620
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

Georgia

 

American InterContinental University
Business Programs
Atlanta, Houston
Website

Master of Business Administration – Specialization in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

Specialization- Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $19,893

School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Brenau University
Sidney O. Smith Graduate School
Gainesville
Website

Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management (Online, Accelerated)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $12,330

School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Clayton State University
College of Business
Marrow
Website

Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Leadership (On Campus, Hybrid)

GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $5512 in state; $13,507 out of state

School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Columbus State University
Turner College of Business
Columbus
Website

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership –Human Resource Management Track (On Campus)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $5742 in state; $11,952 out of state

School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Hawaii

 

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Shidler College of Business
Honolulu
Website

Master of Human Resources Management (On Campus, Accelerated)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $15,288 in state; $36,768 out of state
School Accredited by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

Specialty Business Accreditation: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Idaho

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in Idaho.

Illinois

 

DePaul University
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
Chicago
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus)
Master of Business Administration – Concentration in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

Concentration – Human Resource Management
Also Offers: Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $19,344
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Loyola University-Chicago
Quinlan School of Business
Chicago
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources (On Campus, Online)

Also Offers: Master of Business Administration with Concentration in Human Resources Management
Master of Science in Human Resources/Master of Business Administration dual degree
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $18,594
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

McKendree University
School of Business
Radcliff, KY; Lebanon, IL
Website

Master of Business Administration – Concentration in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,410
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Robert Morris University-Illinois
Morris Graduate School
Chicago
Website

Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $25,650
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Roosevelt University
Heller College of Business
Chicago
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $19,566
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chicago Programs
Chicago
Website

Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology- Internship/Thesis Track, Human Resources Concentration (On Campus)

Concentration: Human Resources
Also offers: Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology-Internship/Thesis Track and Master of Legal Studies dual degree
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $27,048
School Accredited by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

Indiana

 

Indiana Wesleyan University
DeVoe School of Business
Marion
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Online, Accelerated On Campus)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,764
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

 

Purdue University Global
Business Programs
Indianapolis
Website

Master of Science in Management- Specialization in Human Resources (Online)
Master of Business Administration- Concentration in Human Resources (Online)

Specializations for MSM: Human Resources, Health Care Management, Information Technology, Leadership, Organizational Design & Development, Project Management
Concentrations for MBA: Human Resources, Health Care Management, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing, Project Management
Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Resources
Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resources
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,128
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Purdue University
Krannert School of Management
West Lafayette
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus)
Master of Business Administration – Specialization in Human Resources (On Campus) (Does not include SHRM-aligned curriculum)

Specialization: Human Resources
GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $9208 in state; $28,010 out of state
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Iowa

 

Briar Cliff University
Business Programs
Sioux City
Website

Master of Arts in Management-Human Resource Management (Online)

Concentrations: Human Resource Management, Health Care Administration, Leadership, Sports Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $8280
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

 

Drake University
School of Education
Des Moines
Website

Master of Science in Leadership Development- Concentration in Talent Development (On Campus)

Concentrations: Talent Development, Leadership
Also Offers: Master of Business Administration- Concentration in Human Resources
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,060
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

 

Upper Iowa University
School of Business
Fayette
Website

Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Hybrid, Online)

Also Offers: Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
GRE/GMAT recommended but not required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $18,324
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Kansas

 

Fort Hays State University
Graduate School
Hays
Website

Master of Professional Studies in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

Also Offers: Master of Business Administration- Human Resource Management
Master of Liberal Studies- Human Resource Management
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $3497 in state; $9961 out of state
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

 

Pittsburg State University
Department of Technology and Workforce Learning
Pittsburg
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Development (Online)

Concentrations: Management and Consulting, Program Development and Delivery
Also Offers: Master of Science in Technology – Emphasis in Personnel Development
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $6392 in state; $16,758 out of state
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Kentucky

 

McKendree University
School of Business
Radcliff, KY; Lebanon, IL
Website

Master of Business Administration – Concentration in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,410
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Sullivan University
Graduate School
Louisville
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Leadership (Online)
Doctor of Philosophy in Management with Human Resource Leadership Concentration (Online)

Also Offers: Master of Business Administration- Strategic Human Capital Management Concentration
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $14,160
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 

University of Louisville
College of Education & Human Development
Louisville
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

Concentrations: Human Resource Leadership, Health Professions Education, Workplace Learning and Performance, Career and Technical Education
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $12,246 in state; $25,486 out of state
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Louisiana

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in Louisiana.

Maine

 

Thomas College
Graduate Programs
Waterville
Website

Master of Business Administration-Human Resources Management (On Campus, Online)
(combined Bachelor and Master of Business Administration in Human Resources degree)

Concentration: Human Resources Management
GRE/GMAT required after taking up to nine hours of graduate coursework and waived if you receive a 3.0 or better GPA on that first nine hours of coursework
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $25,200
School Accredited by: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Maryland

 

McDaniel College
Graduate Programs
Westminster
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources Development (On Campus, Hybrid)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $8820
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Towson University
College of Liberal Arts
Towson
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Development (On Campus, Hybrid)

Concentrations: General Human Resource Management, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Leadership and Organizational Development, Employee Training and Development
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $7164 in state; $14,832 out of state
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

University of Maryland University College
Graduate School
Adelphi
Website

Master of Science in Management-Specialization in Human Resource Management (Online)

Specialization: Human Resource Management, Accounting, Acquisition and Supply Chain Management, Criminal Justice Management, Emergency Management, Financial Management, Homeland Security Management, Information Systems and Services, Intelligence Management, Interdisciplinary Studies in Management, Marketing, Nonprofit and Association Management, Project Management, Public Relations
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $8244 in state; $11,862 out of state
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

Massachusetts

 

Framingham State University
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Framingham
Website

Master of Human Resources (On Campus)

GRE/GMAT required unless you have taken two advisor-approved courses and gotten a 3.0 grade in each
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $1675 in state; $7050 out of state
School Accredited by: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

Michigan

 

Baker College
Center for Graduate Studies/College of Business
Flint
Website

Master of Business Administration-Concentration in Human Resource Management (Online)

Concentration-Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $12,510
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Davenport University
Donald W. Maine College of Business
Grand Rapids
Website

Master of Business Administration- Human Resource Management Concentration (On Campus)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
Also Offers: Post -Baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required if you have an undergraduate business degree
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $13,590
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Eastern Michigan University
College of Business
Ypsilanti
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)
Master of Business Administration – Human Resource Management Specialization (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

Specialization: Human Resource Management
Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
GRE/GMAT Required (waived if you have a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from an AACSB-accredited school and an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.5 and business course GPA of 3.0)
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $17,088 in state; $30,432 out of state
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Marygrove College
Business Programs
Detroit
Website

Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (Online)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $8820
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

 

Michigan State University
School of Human Resources and Labor Relations
Lansing
Website

Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations (On Campus)

Also Offers: Dual Degree Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations and Juris Doctor
Doctor of Philosophy of Human Resources and Labor Relations
GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $17,436 in state; $34,260 out of state
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Minnesota

 

Capella University
Business Programs
Minneapolis
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management Specialization (Online)
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (Online)
Master of Business Administration with Specialization in Human Resource Management (Online)

Also Offers: Master of Science in Education, Training and Performance Improvement
Doctor of Business Administration with Specialization in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $14,365
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Concordia University-St. Paul
Business, Finance and Marketing Programs
St. Paul
Website

Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $8550
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

 

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Graduate School of Business & Technology
Minneapolis
Website

Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Hybrid, Online)

Also Offers: Master of Business Administration- Specialization in Human Resource Management
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $8550
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

University of Minnesota
Carlson School of Management
Minneapolis
Website

Master of Arts in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations (On Campus)

GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $16,728 in state; $25,884 out of state
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Walden University
College of Management and Technology
Minneapolis
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (online)

Specializations: Functional Human Resource Management, Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Strategy
Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $11,586
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Mississippi

 

Belhaven University
Graduate Business Degrees
Jackson
Website

Master of Science in Leadership with Human Resources Concentration (On Campus, Online)
Master of Business Administration- Human Resources Concentration (On Campus, Online)

Concentration: Human Resources
GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,170
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

Missouri

 

Avila University
Professional Studies
Kansas City
Website

Master of Science in Organizational Development Psychology – Concentration in Strategic Human Resources (On Campus, Online)

Concentrations: Strategic Human Resources, Coaching, Executive Leadership, Instructional Design & Technology
Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $7802
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Webster University
George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
St. Louis
Website

Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)
Master of Business Administration with Emphasis in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

Also offers: Master of Arts in Human Resource Development
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $13,140
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Montana

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in Montana.

Nebraska

 

Bellevue University
Business, Management and Leadership
Bellevue
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources Strategic Management (On Campus, Online)

Also Offers: Master of Arts in Business & Professional Communication
Master of Business Administration- Human Resource Management Concentration
Master of Business Administration- Human Capital Management Concentration
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,170
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

Nevada

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in Nevada.

New Hampshire

 

Franklin Pierce University
Graduate Studies
Manchester
Website

Master of Business Administration in Leadership- Human Resource Management Track (On Campus, Online)

Specialization: Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $16,000
School Accredited by: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Southern New Hampshire University
Online Degrees
Manchester
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (online)

Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
Master of Business Administration in Human Resources
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $18,810
School Accredited by: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

New Jersey

 

Rutgers University
School of Management and Labor Relations
Piscataway
Website

Master of Human Resource Management (On Campus)

Also Offers: Master of Labor and Employment Relations
Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Relations and Human Resources
Combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of Human Resource Management 5-year program
Combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of Labor and Employment Relations 5-year program
GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $16,848 in state; $28,656 out of state
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Thomas Edison State College
School of Business & Management
Trenton
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources Management (Online)

Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management
Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $12,024
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

New Mexico

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in New Mexico.

New York

 

Adelphi University
Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
Garden City
Website

Master of Business Administration- Specialization in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

Specialization: Human Resource Management
Also Offers: Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management
GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $39,157
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Excelsior College
School of Business
Albany
Website

Master of Science in Management – Concentration in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)
Master of Business Administration-Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

Concentrations: Human Resource Management, General Business Management, Organizational Leadership, Mediation and Arbitration
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $5880
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Long Island University-Brooklyn
School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences
Brooklyn
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

GRE/GMAT required unless you already hold a master’s or J.D. degree or a CPA license
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $28,824
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Mercy College
School of Business
Dobbs Ferry
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

Also Offers: Advanced Certificate in Human Resources
GRE/GMAT required if undergraduate GPA is under 3.0
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $15,426
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Nazareth College
School of Business & Management
Rochester
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources Management (On Campus, Hybrid, Online, Accelerated)

Also Offers: Master of Science in Human Resource Development
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $21,720
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

New York Institute of Technology
School of Management
Manhattan, Old Westbury
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations (On Campus)

Also Offers: Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management
GRE/GMAT required if undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0 and you do not have two or more years of relevant professional experience
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $22,500
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

New York University
School of Professional Studies
New York
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Development (On Campus, Online)

Concentrations: Human Resource Management; Organizational Effectiveness; Learning, Development and Executive Coaching; Global Talent Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $41,352
Program Accredited by the AACSB
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Pace University
Lubin School of Business
New York
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

Also Offers: Master of Business Administration in Management-Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT required if you have three years of professional work experience in human resources
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $29,520
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

St. Joseph’s College-New York
Business Programs
Patchogue
Website

Master of Science in Management – Human Resource Management (Online)

Also Offers: Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management
GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $17,550
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

State University of New York-Empire State College
School for Graduate Studies
Saratoga Springs
Website

Master of Business Administration- Business Management-Specialization in Human Resource Management (Online)

Specialization: Human Resource Management
Also Offers: Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,870 in state; $22,210 out of state
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

State University of New York – The University at Albany
School of Business
Albany
Website

Master of Business Administration – Concentration in Human Resource Information Systems

Concentrations: Cyber Security, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Information Systems, Information Systems Business Analytics, Marketing
GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,870 in state; $22,210 out of state
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Stony Brook University
Graduate School
Stony Brook
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

Also Offers: Master of Business Administration-Human Resources Concentration
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,870 in state; $22,210 out of state
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

Touro College
Graduate School of Business
New York
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Hybrid)

Also Offers: Human Resources Management Certificate
Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
GRE/GMAT required if undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $18,284
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

North Carolina

 

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
College of Business & Economics
Greensboro
Website

Master of Business Administration- Human Resource Management concentration (On Campus)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
GRE/GMAT required (waived if undergraduate GPA is 3.3 or higher)
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $4745 in state; $17,150 out of state
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Western Carolina University
College of Education & Allied Professions
Cullowhee
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources (Online)

GRE/GMAT required if undergraduate GPA is less than 3.25
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $4435 in state; $14,842 out of state
Program Accredited by the AACSB
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

North Dakota

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in North Dakota.

Ohio

 

Baldwin Wallace University
School of Business
Berea
Website

Master of Business Administration in Human Resources (On Campus)

GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $13,065
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

 

Cleveland State University
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland
Website

Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources (On Campus)

GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $9565 in state; $16,297 out of state
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Franklin University
School of Business
Columbus
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Online)

GRE/GMAT may be required if your undergraduate GPA is less than 2.75
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $15,816
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Ohio State University
Fisher College of Business
Columbus
Website

Master of Human Resource Management (On Campus)

GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $11,560 in state; $33,032 out of state
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Oklahoma

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in Oklahoma.

Oregon

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in Oregon.

Pennsylvania

 

La Roche College
Management Division
Pittsburgh
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

Concentrations: Human Resources Administration, Training and Development, Strategic Management and Leadership
Also Offers: Human Resources Consultant Certificate
Human Resources Generalist Certificate
Strategic Human Resources Professional Certificate
Self-Design Certificate in Human Resources Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $17,160
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

La Salle University
School of Business
Philadelphia
Website

Master of Science in Human Capital Development (Online)

Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Capital Development
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $23,710
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Moravian College
Department of Economics & Business
Bethlehem
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources Management (On Campus, Hybrid)

Concentrations: Leadership, Learning and Performance Management
Also Offers: Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management- Concentration in Human Resources Leadership
Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management – Concentration in Workplace Learning and Performance
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
GMAT required (inquire about waiver)
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $20,952
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Robert Morris University
School of Business
Moon Township
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Online)

Also Offers: Master of Science in Human Resource Management/Master of Business Administration dual degree
GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $8370
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Saint Francis University
Shields School of Business
Loretto
Website

Master of Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $25,000
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

Saint Joseph’s University
Haub School of Business
Philadelphia
Website

Master of Science in Strategic Human Resource Management (Online)

GRE/GMAT required (inquire as to waiver requirements)
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $16,401
School Accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Temple University
Fox School of Business
Philadelphia
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Online)

Also Offers: Master of Business Administration-Concentration in Human Resource Management
Accelerated 4+1 Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree program
GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $16,164 in state; $22,158 out of state
School Accredited By: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

The Pennsylvania State University
School of Labor & Employment Relations
University Park
Website

Master of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations (On Campus)
Master of Professional Studies in Human resources and Employment Relations (On Campus)
Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Labor Relations (Online)

Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations
Master of Professional Studies in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights
Integrated Bachelor of Science in Labor Employment Relations/Master of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations 5-year program
Integrated Spanish Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations degree program
Integrated Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations 5-year program
Master of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations/Juris Doctor joint program
GRE/GMAT required (unless you are a Penn State undergraduate or graduate student)
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $20,732 in state; $35,586 out of state
School Accredited By: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

University of Scranton
The Panuska College of Professional Studies
Scranton
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Online)

No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $11,580
School Accredited By: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Villanova University
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Villanova
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Development (On Campus, Online)

Also Offers: Human Resource Business Partner Certificate
Human Resources Leadership Certificate
Human Resources Organization Development Certificate
Human Resources Analytics & Research Certificate
Combined Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Master of Science in Human Resource Development program
Combined Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Master of Science in Human Resources Development program
GRE required only if you are applying for a graduate assistantship
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $18,373
School Accredited By: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
College of Business & Public Management
West Chester
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Online, Accelerated)

GRE/GMAT required (inquire about waivers based on academic performance and/or experience)
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $12,000 in state; $18,000 out of state
School Accredited By: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Rhode Island

 

University of Rhode Island
Schmidt Labor Research Center
Kingston
Website

Master of Science in Labor Relations and Human Resource Management (On Campus)

Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in Labor Relations and Human Resources
Master of Science in Labor Relations and Human Resources/Juris Doctor dual degree program (4 years)
GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $12,796 in state; $25,216 out of state
School Accredited By: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

South Carolina

 

North Greenville University
Graduate School of Business
Greer
Website

Master of Business Administration-Human Resources Concentration (On Campus, Online, Hybrid, Accelerated)

Concentration: Human Resources
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,800
School Accredited By: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

University of South Carolina
Darla Moore School of Business
Columbia
Website

Master of Human Resources (On Campus)

GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $12,854 in state; $27,968 out of state
School Accredited By: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

South Dakota

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in South Dakota.

Tennessee

 

Bethel University
College of Professional Studies
Nashville
Website

Executive Master of Business Administration-Human Resources Management Concentration (Online, Hybrid, Accelerated)

Concentration: Human Resources Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,609
School Accredited By: Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges

 

Bryan College
Adult Education
Dayton
Website

Master of Business Administration-Concentration in Human Resource Management (Online, Accelerated)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $11,208
School Accredited By: Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

 

University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Haslam College of Business
Knoxville
Website

Master of Science in Management and Human Resources (On Campus)

Also Offers: Doctor of Philosophy in Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Organizations
GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $11,244 in state; $29,432 out of state
School Accredited By: Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Texas

 

Abilene Christian University
School of Professional Studies
Abilene
Website

Master of Science in Organizational Development (Online)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $20,664
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

American InterContinental University
Business Programs
Atlanta, Houston
Website

Master of Business Administration – Specialization in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

Specialization- Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $19,893
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Houston Baptist University
Archie W. Dunham College of Business
Houston
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $14,000
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 

South University-Austin
College of Business
Round Rock
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $16,620
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

 

Tarleton State University
College of Business Administration
Stephenville
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Online)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $3775 in state; $11,245 out of state
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

 

Texas Agricultural & Mechanical University
Mays Business School
College Station
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $5941 in state; $16,461 out of state
School Accredited by: Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Texas State University
McCoy Graduate School of Business
San Marcos
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus)
Master of Business Administration with Human Resource Management Emphasis (On Campus)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $6392 in state; $14,692 out of state
School Accredited by: Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

University of Houston Clear Lake
College of Business
Houston
Website

Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (Online)

Also offers: Master of Business Administration with Concentration in Human Resource Management
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT Required if GPA is greater than 3.0 with a bachelor’s degree; or if you have a graduate degree
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $7308 in state; $16,290 out of state
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

University of North Texas
College of Business
Denton
Website

Master of Business Administration in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

Concentration: Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Health Services Management, Strategic Management
GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $5450 in state; $12,920 out of state
School Accredited by: Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

University of Texas at Arlington
College of Business
Arlington
Website

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

Also Offers: Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration- Management Major
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $7360 in state; $17,110 out of state
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Wayland Baptist University
School of Business
Plainview
Website

Master of Arts in Management with a Human Resource Management specialization (On Campus, Online)

Specializations: Human Resource Management, Organization Management, Healthcare Administration
Also Offers: Master of Business Administration- Human Resource Management specialization
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $11,250
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Utah

 

Brigham Young University
Marriott School
Provo
Website

Master of Business Administration in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (On Campus)

GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $6880
School Accredited by: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Utah State University
Huntsman School of Business
Logan
Website

Master of Human Resources (On Campus, Online, Accelerated)

Also Offers: Master of Human Resources/Master of Business Administration dual degree
Master of Human Resources/Master of Management Information Systems dual degree
GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $5590 in state; $19,564 out of state
School Accredited by: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Vermont

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in Vermont.

Virginia

 

Liberty University
School of Business
Lynchburg
Website

Master Business Administration- Human Resource Management (On Campus, Online)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
No GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $8217
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

Marymount University
School of Business Administration
Arlington
Website

Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (On Campus)

Also offers: Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in Human Resource Management dual degree
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development
GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $17,550
School Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Washington

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in Washington.

West Virginia

 

American Public University
School of Business
Charles Town
Website

Master of Arts in Management- Concentration in Human Resource Management (online)

Concentration: Human Resource Management
Other concentrations available: Strategic consulting, Entrepreneurship, Public administration, Organizational leadership
Also offers: Graduate Certificate in Human Capital Leadership
No GRE/GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $6300
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

 

West Virginia University
College of Business & Economics
Morgantown
Website

Master of Science in Industrial Relations (On Campus)

GMAT Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $9450 in state; $24,390 out of state
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Wisconsin

 

Lakeland University
Business Programs
Sheboygan
Website

Master of Business Administration-Concentration in Human Resources Management (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

Concentration- Human Resources Management
GMAT required if undergraduate GPA is less than 2.75
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,530
School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin School of Business
Madison
Website

Master of Business Administration in Strategic Human Resource Management (On Campus)

GRE/GMAT required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,728 in state; $24,054 out of state

School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
Milwaukee
Website

Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations (On Campus)

Also Offers: Graduate Certificate in International Human Resources and Labor Relations
Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Negotiation
GRE/GMAT Recommended but Not Required
Estimated Cost Per Academic Year: $10,387 in state; $23,424 out of state

School Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools & Colleges

Specialty Business Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Wyoming

As of April 2018, there were no SHRM-aligned graduate human resource degree programs in Wyoming.