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MS in Human Resources Management

What Can You Expect in the Master of Science in Human Resources Management Program?

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.

ACBSP AccreditedThe MSHRM program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and 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 Recruitment and Selection (3)
HRM-560: The Entrepreneurial Organization: Learning as Competitive (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 Credits 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.

About the MSHRM Program



Estimated Cost of Degree:


Based on:

  • $50 application fee
  • $668 per credit
  • $298 graduation audit fee

Excludes books or other fees
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Transfer Credits:

Up to 12 Credits

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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