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Master's Specialization Management: Human Resource Management

Management: Human Resource Management
Master's Specialization
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Earn an online Master of Science in management with a specialization in human resource management at University of Maryland Global Campus. Gain career-relevant skills that can help you stand out in today’s competitive market. Study in a convenient online classroom with knowledgeable faculty members who are valued leaders in the field. Take advantage of our lifetime career services, which are comprehensive and available to all UMGC alumni at no cost. Why wait? Enroll today and advance your career in human resources! 

Learn the Latest in HR Best Practices

Today’s employers are on the hunt for HR professionals with the ability to make decisions. UMGC’s online master’s specialization in HR management is the perfect fit for working adults looking to increase their marketability in this fast-growing field. During our 36-credit program, you’ll take career-relevant courses designed to build your skills and expand your knowledge base. This program is designed to prepare you for relevant HR-related certification exams.

Our HR management program was designed with your needs in mind and is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) guidelines for graduate education. Here are a few of the ways we gear our curriculum toward working professionals:

  • As one of only 275 approved SHRM Education Partners in the world, we are committed to helping HR professionals advance their knowledge and competencies. 
  • This program is aligned with higher education standards set by the HR Certification Institute, the premier credentialing organization in the HR profession. 
  • You may be able to earn credit from multiple sources, including industry certification exams or related UMGC undergraduate or graduate coursework. 
  • You can join one of our HR- or business-focused student organizations, including the UMGC Chapter of SHRM.

Total Credits Required: 36

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)

This course must be taken within the first 6 credits of study (if required). The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor. 

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, HRMD 610)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 620)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 630)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 640)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 650)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 651)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 665)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)

Course Progression & Prerequisites 

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630) (or (3 Credits, MGMT 610)) must be taken within the first 6 credits. 
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 610) and (3 Credits, MGMT 615) may be taken instead of (6 Credits, MGMT 630) 
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) should not be attempted simultaneously with (3 Credits, MGMT 650) 
  • You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core courses, before enrolling in (3 Credits, MGMT 670) 

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the above five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Gain Career-Focused Human Resource Experience

The workforce of tomorrow will require human resource professionals who are innovative, collaborative, and ready to contribute their knowledge to the workplace. That’s why our online human resource program is designed to help hone your skills in several in-demand areas, including talent acquisition, performance management, data analytics, data-driven and evidence-based business analysis, strategic decision-making, problem-solving, and employee relations.

Our program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve these learning goals:

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