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Degree Requirements

Course Requirements 

Students complete the MS in Human Resources by taking 12 courses across three groups: 1) five core Human Resource courses, 2) four Human Resource electives, and 3) three Business electives.

Required Core Human Resource Courses (5 courses)

Human Resource Electives  (4 courses)

Students choose four HR-related courses from the following courses

Business Electives (3 courses)

Students choose three electives from these general business courses at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (and may substitute an HR elective if an equivalent course was taken elsewhere):​

*GSB 420 is a prerequisite.  

If you are interested in an HR career that specializes in compensation and benefits, please consider taking the following courses: ACC 500, FIN 555, and MGT 566.   ​

Degree Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.

  • Satisfactory completion of 12 courses (five HR core courses, four HR related electives, and three Business electives).

  • All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed with satisfactory grades within six calendar years after the candidate’s first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. After a lapse of six years, a course is expired. An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction of degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree.​


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