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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
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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 1 July 1
Winter November 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer May 1 April 1

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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DePaul’s Human Resources master’s degree is ranked No. 31 in North America based on a global survey of business deans (Eduniversal 2017)


of 2016 business master's degree graduates were in jobs related to their field

Study with faculty who are leaders in HR management

Faculty include distinguished individuals who help students create business plans, identify innovative business ideas and develop HR management strategies and techniques. Associate Professor Jaclyn Jensen regularly leads expert panel discussions on human resources topics, including “Innovation in HR,” which was sponsored by the DePaul Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter and coincided with Chicago Ideas Week. Jensen is faculty director of the Human Resources MS program and won the 2016 DePaul University Quality of Instruction Council Excellence in Teaching Award.

"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 more than 65,000 DePaul business alumni. In addition, you'll be connected to the more than 180,000 DePaul University alumni across colleges, of which 116,000 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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