Curriculum

To earn an MPS in Human Resources Management, you must successfully complete 11 courses (33 credits total), including:

  • 2 core courses (6 credits total):
    • Workplace Ethics
    • Capstone
  • 3 foundation courses (9 credits total):
    • Research Process and Methodology
    • Foundations of Human Resources
    • Human Capital Analytics
  • 6 elective courses (18 credits total):

You’ll have the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that suits your schedule—you can take up to 9 credits per semester and have up to five years to complete the degree.

  • Full-time students typically take three courses during the fall and spring semesters, and two courses during the summer semester.
  • Part-time students typically take one to two courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Focus Areas

The Human Resources Management program offers five focus areas that enable you to tailor your studies and sharpen your expertise in a particular area of study:

  • Strategic Talent Management: Examine how human resources management practices can help organizations achieve their objectives while strengthening your capabilities to build a human capital strategy.
  • Foundational Human Resources Management: Deepen your knowledge across the key functional areas of human resources management.
  • International Human Resources Management: Build upon your core human resources knowledge to develop an expertise in implementing effective HR practices across cultural and geographical borders.
  • Human Resource Development/Organization Development: Learn how to use your human resources management knowledge and skills to foster individual, team, and organizational learning and development.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Understand how to shape HR practices that help organizations compete and succeed by building a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

Program Formats

The Human Resources Management program is available in both an online format and an on-campus format. You can opt to take classes online, on campus, or through a combination of both.

  • On-Campus Format: In the on-campus format of the master's in Human Resources Management, classes are held at the same times every week at our downtown D.C. campus.
  • Online Format: The online master’s in Human Resources Management has the same curriculum as the on-campus format and offers access to all of the same University resources. In this format, you’ll be able to watch lectures and complete assignments on your own schedule.