The program provides human resources practitioners and leaders with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to maximize employee engagement and optimize organizational performance. The Master of Science in Human Resources focuses on theoretical and practical application while examining the HR professional as a change agent and strategic partner within an organization. Through an interdisciplinary course of study, students will learn principles of strategic management, staffing, training and development compensation, conflict and negotiation, employee benefits and legal issues.
All graduate admissions options listed below require an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.
A GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. A satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam is required.
An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in the field of Human Resources.
Specific Requirements for the Degree
The human resources program consists of three segments.
Core Courses (24 credits)
|OLCU 501||Organizational Research||3|
|HRCU 630||Conflict and Negotiation||3|
|HRCU 644||Recruitment and Selection||3|
|HRCU 645||Human Resources Systems||3|
|HRCU 646||Training and Development||3|
|HRCU 648||Legal Issues in Human Resources||3|
Electives Courses (9 credits)
|The student may choose among human resources graduate courses as well as graduate courses in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Administration, Marketing, Organizational Leadership and/or Public Administration.|
Capstone Course (3 credits)
|*HRCU 650||Strategic Management of Human Resources||3|
*Students may enroll in HRCU 650 if they have satisfactorily completed HRCU 645 and 12 credits of additional core courses.