Master of Science in Human Resources Management

Camilla King Lewis discuss the MSHRM degree
Watch Camilla King Lewis discuss the MS in Human Resources Management Degree

With the increasing demand for academic credentials in the human resources field, adult learners need high-quality, accessible degree options they can complete while they continue to work. This is why Thomas Edison State University offers the Master of Science in Human Resources Management, a degree for professionals in human resources. Drawing on extensive research about what makes effective human resources practitioners, we’ve identified the human resources competencies that will make a difference in your career. The program offers adult students a course of study that is grounded in current best practices and will prepare you to become a strategic partner within your organization.

Subject Category Credits
I. Core Courses 24
HRM-530 Human Resources Management 3
HRM-540 Lifestyle Benefits and Compensation in the New Millennium 3
HRM-550 Strategic Recruiting, Retention and Succession Planning 3
HRM-560 Intellectual Capital and the Workplace Learner 3
HRM-570 The Effectiveness of a Market Connected Culture 3
HRM-600 Managing the Human Resources Enterprise 3
HRM-610 Human Resources as a Strategic Partner 3
HRM-620 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Human Resources 3
II. Electives 6
Electives not offered by the School of Business and Management must be approved by the Dean prior to enrolling in the course. Students have the option to develop graduate Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) portfolios and/or transfer graduate credits from other regionally accredited institutions and/or apply credits recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). All PLA portfolio request and transfer credit must be approved by the Dean.

Advisory: The maximum core course and elective course credit a student may transfer in to the Master of Science in Human Resources Management degree program is 12 credits.
III. Core Advanced Level Courses 6
ORR-510 Organizational Research* 3
MAN-630 Management Capstone* 3
Total 36

*Note: Organizational Research (ORR 510) must be taken prior to the Management Capstone (MAN 630).You cannot take them in the same term. Contact your academic advisor to register for both courses.

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Program Aligned with SHRM

The University's Master of Science in Human Resources Management is aligned with the Society of Human Resource Management.

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