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General HRM

Our flexible, online MS in General Human Resource Management program can equip you with critical skills for diverse work environments and help advance your career as a human resource professional. The curriculum is designed around SHRM HR content areas and competencies, and will help you gain a deeper understanding of the field as you acquire direct experience in dedicated areas of practice. 

If you’re already active in the field, this degree can help you build on your professional experience. If just starting out in human resources, it’s a great way to develop foundational knowledge and leadership skills.

Save with your SHRM certifications

With Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), you can save up to $14,850* in tuition costs on your MS in Human Resource Management program in the GuidedPath learning format. See what you can save on your HR degree.

*Books, supplies and other fees apply. Tuition savings represent the maximum savings with a single credential submission. Additional fee of $50 assessed each quarter you request documented credit. CPL awards may impact transfer credit maximums.

Aligned with SHRM

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

Certification exam prep

Students in this master’s program can take elective courses to help prepare for industry-relevant certifications: SHRM®-CP and SHRM®-SCP, PHR, SPHR, aPHR*.
*Available only for GuidedPath

Classes start July 8

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • SHRM alignment
  • 7 Core courses
  • 3 Specialization courses
  • Capstone
  • 45 Total credits (12 max transfer)

With FlexPath, you can earn your master’s degree in 15 months and under $18,000.*

*Based on fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by your degree program, transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

What can you do with an MS in HRM degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Human Resource Management.

Job titles to explore

  • Human resources manager
  • Director of human resources
  • Human resources generalist
  • Human resources specialist
  • Human resources consultant
  • Vice president of human resources
  • Human resources business partner
  • Human resources analyst
  • Employee relations manager
  • Adjunct or part-time human resource management faculty
  • Training and development manager
  • Compensation or benefits manager

Employment settings to explore

  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Hospital
  • Government - local, state, and federal
  • Accounting, tax, and payroll services
  • Manufacturing organizations
  • Consulting firms
  • Insurance carriers
  • Human services agency

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.