Human Resources Management  Master of Science

Earn your MS in Human Resource Management online in as little as 14 months. Learn from HR experts and get the specialized knowledge you need to advance in your human resources career.

30 Credits
Starts September 2, 2024


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Online Master's in Human Resource Management Overview

Great organizations thrive on change because they recruit, hire, train, and support the right people to turn change into opportunity — then opportunity into results. That's the work of successful human resource professionals, and their voices are more important than ever to an organization's success.

Our online MS in Human Resource Management offers specialized, advanced knowledge of contemporary human resource and business issues.

This program is designed for business professionals with at least four years of professional work experience and a bachelor's degree. It is ideal for those looking to advance into higher-level human resource management (HRM) roles, as well as those who want to shift their career path into human resources.

This online business degree program content was designed to align with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) HRM competency model, which is recognized as the highest professional standard for the practice of human resources. Participants completing this program may have the added benefit of being better prepared for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR©) or the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR©) certification exams. Note that, in order to sit for these exams, you must also fulfill the experience requirements.

I loved the online format and the interaction that was in the coursework. My master’s degree really gave me the tools and skillset that I needed. It laid the groundwork to accomplish my career goals.

Bre Seavey, Graduate
MS in Human Resources Management
Bre Seavey, Graduate

Human Resources Management Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Cost Per Credit$705
Credits* 30 credits
Total Program Tuition $21,150

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

Online Master of Science in Human Resource Management Program Highlights

Our faculty is recognized for its subject-matter expertise and in-depth experience in human resources. They guide students pursuing a business degree online through a comprehensive human resource management curriculum, including organizational change and stewardship, compensation, recruitment, labor relations, talent management, and more.

After completing the Master’s in Human Resource Management, you will be prepared to:

  • Steer your career path into human resources or advance into higher-level HRM positions
  • Evaluate HRM practices from the perspective of a change agent, business partner, and executive-level manager
  • Partner with business units to create and implement HRM strategies that lead to competitive advantages
  • Examine and apply the sophisticated HRM management tools necessary for businesses to survive in the Knowledge Age

Graduate Sooner with Industry Professional Certifications

Cambridge College accepts many industry-standard certifications for college credit. You could receive credit for your professional certifications, saving you both time and money.

Prospective graduate degree students for online programs offered through Cambridge College Global must satisfy the following requirements plus any program-specific requirements your program may have.

  1. Complete and sign the online application.
  2. Pay the application fee. Pay your $50 ($100 for international students) application fee by the term start date.
  3. Send official transcripts. Maildirectly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts. Required degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities.
    • Master's and most graduate certificate programs require an earned bachelor's degree.
    • Post-master's certificates and CAGS require an earned master's degree.
    • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency. See all international student requirements
  4. Send your résumé and work experience. Send your resume that details your education and work experience, including how they pertain to your career goals. Four years of work experience is required for fully online Cambridge College Global graduate programs.
  5. Submit your personal statement. Write a 250-word, typed, double-spaced essay describing your professional experience, goals and objectives for graduate study. How do you expect your graduate studies to enhance your future career?
  6. Complete an interview. You’ll have an interview with Admissions, generally by phone.

Careers in Human Resources

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for human resource managers is projected to grow faster than average over the next decade. The yearly median salary for human resource managers is $130,000.*

Nearly all our students are working adults who recognize Cambridge College as a good fit for its convenience and flexibility. Sixty-three percent of our online students are employed at organizations that have a Corporate Partner relationship with Cambridge College.


Median yearly salary for human resource managers*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Managers, (visited October 11, 2023). 

Human Resources Jobs

A Master's in Human Resource Management can prepare you for roles like:

  • Chief People Officer
  • Director of People Operations
  • Director of People and Culture
  • Chief of Staff
  • HR Business Partner

Faculty Spotlight

Matthew F. Fowler

Matthew F. Fowler

PhD, MAcc

Program Chair, MSA, BSA, ASA, MSHRM, MSF

Matthew is the Chief Financial Officer at RAA, Inc. in the vibrant city of New York. RAA, Inc. is the largest exhibition and museum designer globally, and he is proud to have played a pivotal role in leading the company and assembling a financial team that consistently adds substantial value to the bottom line. His professional journey has been diverse, encompassing roles as a Controller and CFO in fields such as professional services, logistics, architectural/engineering, SaaS, and design...