Sep 27, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Resources Management (HRM) MS


The program for Human Resources Management provides students with opportunities to study the theories and practices of human resources management and prepares them for positions in a variety of organizational and industrial settings. The program content is founded in competencies defined by professional organizations in the field of HR, such as ATD and SHRM. Through content courses in human resources management and related topics – such as organizational theory and behavior, organizational change and development, and research methods  – and through workplace experiences, students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful human resources professionals. Organizations, the marketplace, and societies in general are experiencing rapid change, and organizations must prepare to adapt to those changes.

The program in Human Resources Management is offered using a cohort model. Cohorts of up to 25 students complete the program as a group taking the courses in sequence. This format allows for cooperative learning and facilitates the development of teamwork, interpersonal skills, and important professional networks. Cohorts will typically begin on campus in September.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates are selected for the Human Resources Management program based on review of a complete application packet, including the following criteria:

  • submission of a complete application for graduate study
  • official transcript conferring bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.75) from a regionally accredited institution
  • three professional or academic recommendations
  • letter of intent detailing personal and professional goals relative to the program

Candidates may transfer a maximum of six graduate credits from another accredited institution with the approval of the program coordinator.


Portfolio Assessment:

Students in the HRM program must prepare a portfolio that documents their mastery of program competencies. The portfolio is developed throughout the student’s program of study under the guidance of the program coordinator. Upon completion of the final course of the program, HRM 550, students submit their portfolios for evaluation as they are completed.

Total Credit Hours: 36