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Potential MSHRM Degree Timeline

This is a hypothetical timeline that shows how a student can complete the Master of Science in Human Resources Management degree program at Thomas Edison State University in about 12 months.

To demonstrate how you could progress through the program over an 12-month period, we are using the January term as your first term and move through the program during the six graduate terms offered by the School of Business and Management each year. Each term is 8 weeks.

The timeline is informational in nature and does not represent an actual program plan. Enrolled graduate students work with our deans and academic advisors to develop a program plan that maps out how a student will complete their degree and whether they can transfer previously earned graduate credits or earn graduate credit for what they know through prior learning assessment.

Term (runs for 8 weeks) Courses To Take
First Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • HRM-530: Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • HRM-540: Lifestyle Benefits and Compensation in the New Millennium (3 credits)
Second Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
  • HRM-550: Strategic Recruiting, Retention and Succession Planning (3 credits)
  • HRM-560: Intellectual Capital and the Workplace Learner (3 credits)
Third Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of July
  • HRM-570: The Effectiveness of a Market Connected Culture (3 credits) 
  • HRM-600: Managing the Human Resources Enterprise (3 credits)
Fourth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of October
  • HRM-610: Human Resources as a Strategic Partner (3 credits)
  • ORR-510: Organizational Research (3 credits) (must be taken prior to Capstone)
Fifth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • Graduate Elective (3 credits)
  • HRM-620: The Legal and Ethical Environment of Human Resources (3 credits)
Sixth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
  • Graduate Elective (3 credits)
  • MAN-630: Management Capstone (3 credits)

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

View MSHRM Course Descriptions