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Ranked as one of the top 10 master’s universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, The University of Scranton provides you with the education, resources and networking opportunities you’ll need to succeed in human resources careers. In addition to instruction in common HR responsibilities like compensation and benefits, our human resources graduate programs teach you to drive your organization’s performance with effective decision-making and strategic planning.

Aligned

The curriculum in the online human resources degree programs aligns with standards established by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which ensures quality HR education.

Backed by Experts

Study with experienced faculty distinguished by their cutting-edge knowledge of the most on-trend topics in the field.

Affordable

We’ll help you with your FAFSA application, financial aid, military benefits and more. Plus, there is no application fee for The University of Scranton’s online programs.

Human resources professionals help drive their organization to meet goals through strategic staffing and programming. The University of Scranton provides two online human resources master’s programs to help you become a leader in the field.

The online M.S. in Human Resources Management features a curriculum grounded in ethics and a people-first approach to staffing, salary planning, negotiation and more. Graduates who can also provide proof of a minimum of 500 hours of relevant HR experience will be eligible to apply for the Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam.

Scranton’s Human Resources Management MBA integrates industry research and best practices with advanced HR skills. The AACSB-accredited MBA teaches you to recruit talent and manage the human elements of a business.

Human Resources Graduate Programs

Online

2 years Duration

33 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • SHRM-aligned curriculum
  • Prepare for the SHRM-CP certification
  • No GMAT/GRE required

Offered in a flexible online format, the Master of Science in Human Resources Management program integrates up-to-date industry research to develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills an HR professional needs. Our curriculum aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards, emphasizing development, strategy and communication.

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Online

2 years Duration

36-48 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • SHRM-aligned curriculum
  • AACSB-accredited MBA
  • No GMAT/GRE required

Acquire skills in strategic staffing, evaluating workplace operational goal setting and enterprise-level human resource management. Our curriculum aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards, emphasizing development, strategy and communication. You’ll also gain a global perspective on business and learn to apply the Triple Bottom Line theory, emphasizing sustainable development related to social, fiscal and environmental factors.

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Human Resources Careers

After you complete your online human resources master’s program, you can move forward in growing HR careers. As businesses and organizations expand, they need qualified HR professionals to oversee employee recruitment, training, benefits and other administrative functions. Due to a projected 9% rise in employment, about 14,800 openings for human resources managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.1

Human Resources Manager $121,220 per year1

Training and Development Manager $115,640 per year2

Human Resources Specialist $63,490 per year3

FAQs

In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings, the University of Scranton is ranked No. 5 among the Best Regional Schools in the North and ranked in the top 50 Best Value Schools. You can learn more about our awards and recognition here.

The University of Scranton is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

  • Scranton’s Kania Business School is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction received by only 5% of business schools worldwide.
  • Our online Master of Health Administration was one of the first online programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
  • The M.S. in Health Informatics and the specialization in Data Analytics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

You can learn more about our accreditation here.

Work experience is required for admission to certain programs. To find out if work experience is required for your chosen degree, call 866-373-9547 or email.

Yes, The University of Scranton accepts transfer credits for some programs. To learn about the transfer process and how many credits you may transfer, call 866-373-9547 or email.

While both online and on-campus programs offer the same quality rigor and instruction, online programs are typically ideal for full-time working professionals due to the maximum flexibility they offer. Online students can study where and when it’s best for them instead of traveling to campus to complete courses in person. This flexibility allows them to balance their obligations with schoolwork and achieve their ultimate goals.

The expected hours will vary per program. In undergraduate courses, you can expect to work at least 8–10 hours per week, per class. For a graduate-level program, you may have 12–15 hours per week of classwork, per course. Contact us to learn more at 866-373-9547 or onlineprograms@scranton.edu.

Yes, The University of Scranton is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

A summary of benefits is available here. Additionally, the friendly staff at the University of Scranton Online Admissions Office can be contacted directly at 866-373-9547 or onlineprograms@scranton.edu to answer your questions.

Sources

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Human Resources Managers. Accessed Jan. 18, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Training and Development Managers. Accessed Jan. 18, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Human Resources Specialists. Accessed Jan. 18, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/human-resources-specialists.htm.