100% Online MS in Human Resources Management

Make Human Connections and See Results.

Take Your Education to the Next Level

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.

Choose the online MS in Human Resources Management that integrates current research and best practices to support organizational goals. Earn your SHRM-aligned HR degree from a highly ranked university without interrupting your career, then apply for the Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam.

The University of Scranton’s fully online and flexible degree program enables you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the analysis skills and valuable insights to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.

GRE/GMAT Not Required

SHRM Aligned

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Curriculum Backed by SHRM

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.

Here are just a few of the courses offered in this program:

HR 500 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Organizational behavior, theories and practices are examined from traditional and contemporary perspectives. Behavior is studied at the individual, group and organizational levels. The role of effective leadership within a changing workplace and workforce is emphasized.

HR 516 Ethics in Human Resources

This course provides class members with an opportunity to improve their ability to make ethical decisions by identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical issues and to understand better how to cope with conflicts between personal values and the values of their organizations.

HR 503 Control and Budgeting Systems

The functions of finance including accounting conventions, financial statements, capital budgeting and financing, revenue and expense budgets, cash flow and cash management, contract pricing, cost-benefits analysis.

HR 510 Organizational Change

The course examines the theories and models of organizational change from a systems thinking perspective. Processes designed to help organizations become more flexible and adaptable to change are presented. The role of the human resources professional as an agent for change is explored.

Learn When and Where It’s Best for You

Whether you’re a recent graduate or are returning to school after taking a break, earning your master’s degree online shouldn’t mean interrupting your career or pushing the pause button on your life. At The University of Scranton, online learning comes at the crossroads of opportunity and flexibility. You’ll be part of a collaborative community of learners and have access to the same student services and networking opportunities as you would on campus to ensure you have the support needed to reach your personal and/or professional goals.

Career Outlook: Six-Figure Median Incomes

Human resource positions are found across all employment sectors, making employment opportunities in HR more broad-based than many. Overall employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030.1

Certifications can boost pay for human resources professionals. The median SHRM-CP certification holder reaped a 22.8 percent pay boost in 2018 compared to someone who had no certifications.2

2020 Average Mean Salaries in HR Management

  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $67,1903
  • Human Resources Managers $121,2202
  • Human Resources Specialist $63,4904
  • Training and Development Managers $115,6405
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager $125,1306

Our Vision

The University of Scranton will be boldly driven by a shared commitment to excellence. We will provide a superior, transformational learning experience, preparing students who, in the words of Jesuit founder St. Ignatius Loyola, will “set the world on fire.”

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Sources

  1. “Human Resources Managers,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved on November 23, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov.
  2. “HR Certifications: How They Impact Pay and Career Trajectory,” Payscale.com. Retrieved on November 23, 2021, from https://www.payscale.com.
  3. “Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved on November 23, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov.
  4. “Human Resource Specialists,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved on November 23, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov.
  5. “Training and Development Managers,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved on November 23, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov.
  6. “Compensation and Benefits Managers,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved on November 23, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov.