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Human Resources (MS)

Human Resources (MS)
Human Resources (MS)

Learn to shape the workplace of the future

Managing the modern organizational workforce is critical to companies’ success. DePaul’s master’s degree in Human Resources will help you develop skills and knowledge to manage all core HR functions.

You’ll become an expert in a variety of core HR functions, including

  • Benefits and compensation
  • Employment law and ethics
  • Labor relations
  • Talent management and recruitment
  • Workforce training programs
  • Organizational development
  • HR information systems

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

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Study and work in the heart of Chicago’s business district

Chicago is home to approximately 35 Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of national and local companies, startups and nonprofits. The wide range of businesses located in Chicago, including Aon, McDonald’s, Walgreens, Motorola and United Airlines, offer numerous opportunities for human resources professionals seeking management roles.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 15 June 15
Winter December 1 October 15
Spring March 1 January 15
Summer June 1 April 15

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll complete a total of 12 courses.

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of Kellstadt graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.


The median salary for Human Resources graduates was $60,000.

Experiential learning from distinctive faculty

Associate Professor Daniel Koys teaches human resource management, compensation and benefits, career management skills, and principles of management. He incorporates experiential learning into these courses with the goal that all of his students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and provide real-world solutions.

“The main reason I chose the DePaul MSHR was the ability to simultaneously apply what I’m learning in the classroom to a real-world project that helped the community. Another large factor was the professors. Most have backgrounds in industrial psychology, which was extremely important to me.”

Benjamin (MS ’14)

Regional HR Business Partner, Amazon
Ben, DePaul HR MS alum  

Alumni Network

Leverage DePaul’s wide-ranging network of alumni and HR business leaders. You’ll join the network of nearly 70,000 DePaul business alumni. In addition, you’ll be connected to the more than 195,500 DePaul University alumni across colleges, of which 122,500 are right here in the Chicago area.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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