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2017-2018 Catalog

Human Resources Management, M.S.


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Major Code: 8350 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Online, Off-site Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Aberdeen, Hampton Roads, Huntsville, National Capital Region, Lakehurst, Orlando, Picatinny, Virtual Site, Whiteman
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended  

The goal of the Master of Science in Human Resources Management is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in human resources management.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the program must have a bachelor’s degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive some or all of the program prerequisites based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student’s undergraduate studies.

The GRE or the GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview  of this catalog. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Science in Human Resources Management is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student’s approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses from those listed below.

Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites.

In addition, computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant’s undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.

Total Credits Required: 33


Note: Electives may be taken with approval of both the faculty advisor and program head from other graduate-level offerings in the extended studies department or the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts.

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