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Master of Science in Human Resource Management

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.

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

Save with your SHRM certifications

With Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) you can save up to $14,550* in tuition costs on your MS in Human Resource Management program in the GuidedPath learning format.

*Additional fee of $50 assessed each quarter you request documented credit. CPL awards may impact transfer credit maximums. All learning being submitted for assessment must be completed prior to starting in FlexPath.

Industry aligned

The MS in Human Resource Management curriculum is based on input and advice from industry leaders and in consultation with the Capella School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration Advisory Board.

Classes start January 9

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 7 Core courses
  • 3 Specialized courses
  • 12 max transfer credits
  • Capstone
  • 45 total credits

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 our Master of Science 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

Potential 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.

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

What is the Business Side of Health Care?

Learn how Capella is at the convergence of patient care and business.

The Value of Competency-Based Education for HR Professionals

Competency-based education is valuable for human resource professionals in the hiring process. 

MS Human Resource Management Guide

Take a closer look at Capella and see how earning a master’s in human resource management can help you gain skills for strategic leadership in human resources.

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