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Master of Science in Human Resources Management

Earn a SHRM-aligned HR master’s degree from a top 10 university.

  • Ranked a top-10 master’s university in the North by U.S. News & World Report
  • Flexible format — 100% online coursework and no application fee
  • High salary potential — the median salary for HR managers is $113,300 annually

The University of Scranton’s online MS in Human Resources Management turns your passion for people into a rewarding career. Gain the knowledge and skills prescribed by the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and be eligible to apply for the Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam upon graduation.*

What Makes Us Unique?

A Curriculum Designed for Success. Following SHRM’s curriculum standards, courses in the online MS in Human Resources instills you with innate problem-solving and critical thinking skills routed in ethics and a people-first approach. Graduate with a mastery of staffing, salary planning, negotiation, and more.

A Robust Professional Network. Gain membership to the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and directly connect with other HR degree program graduates who have been in your shoes. We help you build a pathway to career success in humans resources.

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $875
  • Credit Hours 33

Program Benefits

  • Courses include organizational behavior and leadership, control and budgeting systems, and ethics
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Prepare for the SHRM-CP certification
Three online Master's in Human Resources students discuss their coursework in a meeting.

Expand Your Skills, Network and Possibilities

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 after graduation.

In addition to common HR skills like compensation and benefits, you’ll learn to drive your organization’s performance with effective decision-making and strategic planning.

Take advantage of the same benefits that on-campus students enjoy: access to networking opportunities including correspondence with fellow online HR degree program graduates — as well as membership to the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Career OutLook: Six-Figure Median Incomes

The career outlook for human resources managers is steady, with an expected 7% increase from 2018 to 2028 — faster than national average. Human resources managers currently make a median annual income of $113,300. The top 10% of earners in this role make over $201,380 annually.1

With your master’s degree from Scranton and a potential SHRM certification, you’ll be well-positioned to seek these top roles.

Career Outlook

Curriculum: SHRM-Aligned for Success

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 standards established by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), with an emphasis on development, strategy and communication

You’ll gain a mastery of HR topics such as collective bargaining, compensation, ethics, and the strategic development skills needed to achieve organizational goals, all through the perspective of Scranton’s Jesuit tradition and commitment to ethics.


Program Outcomes: A Well-Rounded HR Skill Set

You’ll complete this program able to:

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Master of Science in Human Resources Management from The University of Scranton, you’ll need:

Admissions Info

Tuition Details

The Master of Science in Human Resources program at Scranton consists of 33 credit hours and costs $875 per credit hour.

We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.2

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Faculty: Helping You Succeed

Led by program director Dr. Ken Zula, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the Master of Science in Human Resources Management is taught by a team of engaged, energetic faculty members who are experts in the field — as well as passionate about helping students take the next step in their careers.

Faculty at Scranton

Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

Financial Aid Details

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.

Tuition for the online Master of Science in Human Resources Management program is $28,875. You need to complete 33 credits at $875 each. You can review the tuition costs for this program here.

To apply for the program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, along with a 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA. You must also submit your official transcripts, professional resume, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. You can learn more about our admissions requirements here.

Admission to the Master of Science in Human Resources Management program does not require an entrance exam. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

You can complete the program in 21-22 months part-time. This program is designed for one class at a time but students can talk to their advisors about doubling up classes to finish quicker. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The online Master of Science in Human Resources Management program can possibly accept up to 6 transfer credits with program director approval. To learn more about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.

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*To qualify for the SHRM-CP exam, students must be in their final year of the HR program and must be able to provide proof of a minimum of 500 hours of relevant HR experience. For full details, visit the SHRM website.