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MS in Human Resource Management

Shape your future as a strategic leader in human resources with a master’s degree from Walden.

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Launch a sustainable career in today’s changing HR field with Walden’s MS in Human Resource Management program. Learn how to harness the power of people to help your organization develop, grow, and thrive.

  • Learn by doing. Master critical HR skills with Mursion, a cutting-edge virtual reality tool that allows you to practice challenging interpersonal exchanges in a safe environment.

  • Gain skills that matter. Our curriculum aligns with the nine competencies required by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This ensures you graduate with the skills needed to be an effective HR practitioner in today’s workplace.

  • Build a résumé that stands out to employers. Gain relevant strategic planning skills to address the complex HR problems that companies face.

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Next Start Date: May 10, 2021

Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits

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In this specialization you will learn how to make functional decisions that impact the environment you are managing and implement processes that nurture productivity.
Consider this specialization if you are looking to broaden your skill set from a functional specialist and become more of a strategic leader.
Learn how to expand your reach and make decisions at an organizational level to have an impact on your entire organization.

You’ve got choices with Walden’s MS in Human Resource Management program:

  • Capstone Option 1—Strategic Human Resource Management: Our traditional capstone format is a good fit if you’re looking for hands-on experience as an HR strategist.
  • Capstone Option 2—Meeting SHRM Competencies: This option is ideal if you’re planning to pursue SHRM certification.
  • More About Our MS in Human Resource Management Program

    Between high-tech advances and economic challenges, the human resources field is undergoing a significant shift. This means opportunity for professionals with the specialized knowledge and skills to lead their company through these transformative changes.

    A master’s in human resource management from Walden can position you for a number of opportunities in HR and other areas of business. Potential roles include:*

    • Compensation/benefits manager
    • Human resource manager
    • Training and development manager
    • Organizational development manager/specialist
    • Human resource specialist
    • Labor relations specialist

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application and continuing all the way through your first day of classes.

    Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

    Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
    Our enrollment specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

    Why Earn Your MS in Human Resource Management at Walden?

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    "I had attempted to finish my master's degree several times before with no success. It wasn't until I came to Walden University that I received the kind of support and feedback I needed."

    LaShona Patton-Jones | MS in Human Resource Management Graduate

    At the master’s level, Walden University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) and MS in Accounting are the only programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Human Resource Management is not accredited by the ACBSP. Please visit our accreditation page to see the list of Walden accreditations.


    A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

    *A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

    Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

    Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission,