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.
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher
Option Two – GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, qualifying score on GRE, MAT or GMAT
Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio
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.