West Chester University's 100% online Master of Science in Human Resource Management is a 10 course, 30-credit program. You are required to complete 8 core level courses (HRM 601-607, HRM 699), and 2 elective courses. HRM 601 is the first course in the program, and HRM 699 is the final course. Every other course may be taken in any order. 

West Chester University’s 100% online 12-credit Certificate in Human Resource Management is designed for both HR and non-HR professionals across industries and organizational types seeking to advance their skillset within the field of human resources.

Both the online MS and HRM Certificate are structured to help students develop core competencies in critical areas of HR management such as employment and labor relations; compensation and benefits; ethics; global human resources; human resource metrics; leadership and change management; and workforce planning. Both programs are delivered entirely online in a seven-week format to meet the needs of working professionals.


10 courses

The MSHRM is a 10 course-30 credit program. All courses are required, and all requirements for the MSHRM must be completed within six years.

100% online

Your entire degree is delivered in a 100% online class format.  You can take one course at time, part time, and graduate in less than two years!   Many students complete their entire degree online in less than one year as a full time student.  You never need to come to campus


601 Components of effective leadership

602 Employment Law & Labor Relations

603 strategic talent management

Compensation Analysis

605 HR information Systems and Analytics

Ethics, Social Responsibility, and sustainability in HRM

Managing global and diverse workforces

Issues of  employee health in the work place

Training and organizational development

Workplace negotiations

Internship in HRM

Capstone Seminar


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