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Our flexible, online MS in Human Resource Management, Health Care specialization, can help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to manage and lead as a professional in the human resources side of health care. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of the human resources field, and gain applied experience in the health care industry.
Use the code MSFALL to waive the $50 application fee.
*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.
The Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Environment of Health Care
Learners in this course study the legal, ethical, and regulatory environment of health care and the impact on human resource management. Learners examine health care delivery systems, revenue sources, laws, regulations, ethics, and compliance requirements, including ways to support and mitigate risk in the complex health care environment. Prerequisite(s): HRM5002, HRM5065.
|4 quarter credits|
Planning, Sourcing, and Developing Talent in Health Care Organizations
In this course, learners examine talent acquisition, employee development, and workforce planning in health care organizations. Learners analyze, develop, and apply models and approaches for the unique needs of health care talent management. Prerequisite(s): HRM5002, HRM5060, HRM5401.
|4 quarter credits|
Transforming the Employee Experience in Health Care
Learners analyze human resource (HR) practices to retain and engage the health care workforce. Learners investigate HR's role in organizational transformation and supporting positive patient outcomes by creating a culture of quality, high performing, and engaged employees. Learners also strengthen their understanding on how HR supports employee health and wellness. Prerequisite(s): HRM5002, HRM5090, HRM5401.
|4 quarter credits|
Workplace Learning in the Digital Age
Learners in this course gain an understanding of the role of the HR professional in talent development, theories and models of learning, learning styles, and ways to design and manage the learning process. Learners apply a strategic approach to workplace learning to align the organization’s strategy with learning programs and demonstrate learning strategies and practices which meet the needs of employees and the organization. Prerequisite(s): HRM5002.
|4 quarter credits|
Evidence-Based Decision Making for HR Professionals
In this course, learners apply evidence-based models of decision making to advocate and support HR strategies and practices. Learners use qualitative and quantitative data in HR decision making to influence organizational stakeholders and incorporate storytelling to provide compelling advocacy for HR programs, practices, and projects. Prerequisite(s): HRM5002.
|4 quarter credits|
Try FlexPath for yourself
In our FlexPath Trial Course, you will explore online self-paced learning, experience the courseroom and view a sample assessment.
The Health Care specialization provides learners with the knowledge and skills to lead and manage strategic human resources management (HRM) functions in a health care organization’s legal and regulatory environment. Learners develop competencies in how to help manage the health care employee experience which include workforce planning, talent utilization and development, a high-performance culture, and employee wellness.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
Review the Capella career exploration guide to learn more about this program and career paths to explore.
Program eligible for Workplace Integrated Learning
Use your experience: bring your real-world projects into the courseroom to complete assignments and apply what you’ve learned in your field.
The total cost of your degree will depend on your learning format, academic performance and other factors. See FlexPath and GuidedPath cost information below.
A self-paced learning format that helps put you in control. Take courses at your own speed and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.
$2,645 per 12-week billing session, $175 resource kit fee, 23 total program points, 6 max transfer points
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$745 per credit, $175 resource kit fee, 45 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits
*This is only an estimate, effective July 10, 2023, and is subject to change. Your price will vary depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees are not included in this estimate. GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and completed courses at the speed of a median FlexPath student, as quickly as the fastest 25% of FlexPath students, or as quickly as the fastest 75% of students. New or recently revised program estimates are based on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance is not available for FlexPath.
Capella is committed to transparency in its tuition and pricing. In addition to tuition, you will be responsible for additional costs, which may include an application fee, travel expenses, and practicum costs. A resource kit fee of $50-$200, charged quarterly or per billing session, covers the cost of required books, software, and other course materials. Click here to review program-specific fee amounts in our University Catalog.
Find out more about financing and payment options to help you complete your program. Federal aid also is available to help manage the costs of higher education. Learn more about financing your education.
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Applicants to the HRM in Health Care program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
FlexPath admission requirements
Applicants for our FlexPath Self-Paced Learning option must also meet the following criteria:
Step Into FlexPath is an option for those who don’t qualify for FlexPath. Start a program in our structured, online format, and then transition into FlexPath upon successful completion of one course at 2.8 GPA or higher.
International student requirements
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.
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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 our Master of Science in Human Resource Management.
*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.