Changes in technology, the mobilization of a multigenerational workforce and a rapidly changing economic landscape are evolving the role that human resources professionals play. Southern New Hampshire University's online Master of Science in Human Resource Management is designed to equip managers with the creative problem-solving skills, data-driven decision-making, strategic management skills, empathy and ethics they need to forge a path for themselves and the organizations they represent.
The master's in human resources online program aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) guiding principle - that human resource professionals must be prepared to be a key part of the success of today's agile companies. This degree focuses on the critical competencies identified by SHRM, including employee and labor relations, legal and ethical issues, recruitment and technology, and the changing workforce.
In the master's in human resources online program, you’ll learn to plan, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of HR programs and align these programs to the organization's missions and goals. You’ll also be able to:
The online MS in Human Resource Management provides an in-depth study of the HR field purpose-built to SHRM standards. Choose to go further and establish yourself as a globally recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. Learn more about how SHRM HR Certification coupled with a master’s degree in human resources best positions you for career success.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your HR degree online at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that SNHU's MS in Human Resources Management fully aligns with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists will grow by 9% through 2026.* In 2017, employee relations specialist was included in CNN Money's Best Jobs in America list.*
The master’s in human resources online curriculum emphasizes the importance of ethics, legal practice and a global outlook on human resources and talent development. The combination of specialty HR classes with management courses provides an in-depth study of human resources. Graduates will learn to approach HR initiatives from a strategic, data-driven, programmatic perspective and understand how HR impacts organizations systematically.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.
*All concentrations associated with the program are also accredited through ACBSP.