Master of Science in Human Resource Management Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Online MS in Human Resource Management


Rise to meet today’s complex challenges in human resource management with an online master’s program designed to fit your life and goals.

Build professional expertise to pursue your career goals in HR management

Each master’s in human resource management specialization involves in-depth coursework and expert guidance to help you develop critical skills and knowledge in the field.

MS in Human Resource Management program overview

The online MS in Human Resource Management program is for students who want to elevate their professional HR skill set. You’ll develop advanced expertise in human resource theory and practice and strengthen your ability to consult, teach or lead in diverse professional settings.

Choosing an MS in Human Resource Management specialization

Every journey to a master’s degree is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to advance your human resources expertise for the next phases of your career.*

*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.

Which is better for an MS in Human Resource Management, FlexPath or GuidedPath?

Your lifestyle and learning preferences will factor into choosing a path for your MS in HR Management. FlexPath gives you the freedom to set your own deadlines and complete coursework at your own pace. GuidedPath offers a more structured approach with a fixed weekly schedule.


  • Complete your assessments at your own pace
  • Engage one-on-one with faculty to receive feedback
  • Get support from coaches when you need it
  • Pay one tuition fee per 12-week billing session; books, supplies and other fees apply

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  • Complete weekly assignments with preset deadlines
  • Participate in weekly discussion posts with your classmates and faculty
  • Connect with academic advisors to keep you on track 
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term

Learn more about GuidedPath

Find out if FlexPath is right for you

Not sure about FlexPath or GuidedPath? The Path Finder Quiz evaluates your learning style to help determine which learning format is better suited to your personal and professional goals.

Why choose an MS in Human Resource Management from Capella University?

Learn from skilled faculty

Learn to shape organizational decisions with analytics and data storytelling – two critical skills developed throughout your program.

Aligned with SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Capella University’s MS in Human Resource Management with specializations in General HR Management and Health Care fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Save with your SHRM certifications

We can help you find the maximum number of credits you can use toward your degree, with potential savings* of $14,550 on your Master of Science in Human Resource Management in the GuidedPath learning format with your SHRM® SCP – SHRM Senior Certified Professional. See what you could save on your human resources degree.

*Savings inclusive of fees charged by Capella to evaluate and award academic credit for your prior learning. The documented credit fee of $50 is assessed each quarter you request documented credit. Capella reserves the right to change fees at any time.

Aligned to industry standards

We partner with employers and the Capella School of Business, Technology and Health Care Administration Advisory Board (SoBTH) to design programs that align to industry standards.