MS in Human Resource Management


Develop a deeper understanding of human resources and apply your experience in the business or health care field. 

Expand your reach in human resource management

Our flexible, online MS in Human Resource Management can help you gain the expertise needed to lead and manage as a career professional in human resources.

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.

Earning a master’s in human resource management can help you build on your professional experience. Or, if you’re just starting out in the human resources field, it’s a great way to develop foundational knowledge and leadership skills.

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

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*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.

Program Specializations

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Accredited and recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Accreditation and recognitions provide assurance that we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all our accreditations and recognitions.

Why choose Capella? 

Save $14K

We work to help you find the maximum number of credits you can use toward your degree, with potential savings of $14,450* toward your master’s in Master of Science in Human Resource Management with your SHRM®-SCP or $8,650 on your Master of Science in Human Resource Management with your SHRM® CP SHRM Certified Professional and earn up to 20 credits toward your master’s with your certifications and demonstrated knowledge. 

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*Tuition savings and potential credits represent the maximum savings with a single credential submission. 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. PLA credit awards may impact transfer credit maximums. Any prior learning credentials must be completed prior to entering FlexPath delivery model and must be presented within the first 10 weeks of their program.

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details. Apply Now 

Learn from skilled faculty

Courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on experience in their fields – 90% of our master's in HRM faculty have doctorates. 

Get industry-relevant certifications

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.

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