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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.
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.
As an MS in Human Resource Management student, you’ll begin with seven core courses to lay the foundation for your program and develop skills in key areas of the field. From there, you’ll move into coursework for your chosen specialization to grow your expertise and advance toward your final project.
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Applicants to the MS in HR Management program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
View full admission requirements for MS in HR Management specializations: General HR Management, HR Management in Health Care
The total cost of your MS in HR Management program will depend on your specialization, scholarships and finances, transfer credits, academic performance and other factors.
Find detailed tuition information and cost scenarios for MS in HRM specializations: General HR Management, HR Management in Health Care
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.
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.
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.
*Based on fastest 25 percent 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.
Learn to shape organizational decisions with analytics and data storytelling – two critical skills developed throughout your program.
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.
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.
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.