Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about The University of Scranton’s online master’s degree programs. If your question is not addressed, simply contact one of our knowledgeable program managers toll-free at 866-373-9547.
- Who is your typical student?
- Do I have to finish my degree in 2 years?
- When can I get started?
- Are there any prerequisites for this program?
- What are the requirements for the program?
- Are there any entrance exams required for your program?
- What accreditation does your program have?
- What is the duration of the program?
- Are there any campus visits/residencies/internships required?
- I’m interested in learning more applying for the online program. What do I do first?
- Will my degree state that I have completed the program online?
- What does the support look like for the online program?
Who is your typical student?
While we do not have on specific “type” of student, the majority of our students have multiple years of work experience. We have students from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds. We celebrate diversity because we find that it adds to the overall quality of discussions within our online classroom environment.
Do I have to finish my degree in 2 years?
No. Once a student has started the program, they have up to 6 years to complete the program. We understand that sometimes things in life can come up. While we do suggest that our students complete their degree without taking any breaks, we do allow our students to take some time off.
What are the requirements for the program?
Evidence of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or the equivalent from an international college or university. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. Foreign transcripts must receive a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Admission requires an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
What accreditation does your program have?
The University of Scranton is regionally accredited – a nationally recognized credential and the highest level of accreditation a traditional college or university can obtain - by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Middle States is one of six regional accreditors within the United States. The MS in HR Management degree offered at The University of Scranton is a SHRM-aligned program.
Are there any campus visits/residencies/internships required?
The University of Scranton does not require any residencies or on-campus visits for the completion of the Master’s in Human Resources Management program. This program is 100% online.
I’m interested in learning more applying for the online program. What do I do first?
Complete a request for information form, and a Program Manager will reach out to you to schedule an interview. For immediate assistance, speak with someone by calling 866-373-9547.
Will my degree state that I have completed the program online?
No. There is only one type of graduate degree from The University of Scranton. Students who successfully complete the online program will receive a diploma stating that they have earned their degree from The University of Scranton. Online and campus-based students earn the same prestigious program credentials. Graduates of the online program are invited to join the University’s regular commencement ceremonies in Scranton in May, and are proudly counted among the University’s more than 45,000 alumni worldwide.
What does the support look like for the online program?
A Program Manager will be assigned to you upon requesting information to assist you with your research and your admissions file. You can also expect support from:
- 24/7/365 Technology Support
- Professors that are experts in their fields, active in the online courses and are available to provide assistance when needed.
- A mentor that is assigned to you upon acceptance.
- A Student Services Coordinator that is assigned to you upon acceptance.
The name change to Master of Science in Human Resources Management will take effect in Fall Semester of 2018 and apply to students beginning their program on or after the Fall 2018 term. Students who are admitted prior to that term will graduate with the original program name, Master of Science in Human Resources.