Program Overview

In an ever more competitive landscape, Human Resources professionals help to recruit, retain, and incentivize top talent in every industry. If you’re interested in taking your own career to the next level, the Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) from West Chester University is the program you’ve been waiting for. The MSHRM trains students in all facets of human resource management, allowing them to put their skills to practice at the highest levels across industries and organizational types. The curriculum focuses on the development of core competencies in the areas of: compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; ethics; global human resources; human resource metrics; leadership and change management; and workforce planning. West Chester University’s MSHRM is a 10-course, 30-credit program offered completely online in a seven-week format to meet the needs of working professionals. The Master of Science in Human Resource Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and aligned with the curriculum standards developed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


Program Highlights

  • Accredited by AACSB International - the premier global accrediting body for business schools. 

  • Aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), students enrolled in WCU’s MS in Human Resource Management may be eligible to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam in their final year of the program.
  • Affordable: In-state tuition is $1,548 per course. Out-of-state tuition is $1,578 tuition per course. With just 10 courses in WCU’s program, you may pay thousands less than at other comparable schools. 

  • 100% Online: Complete your entire degree online, part time, one course at time, in less than two years, or in under one year as a full-time student 

  • 7-week semesters 

  • Asynchronous classes: earn our degree on your schedule


What can I do with this degree?

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Compensation or Benefit Analyst/Manager
  • HR Information Systems Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Labor Relations Manager

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100% of MSHRM graduate respondents agreed and strongly agree they have a greater understanding of the HR field and how to proactively contribute to the business environment. Students improved their critical thinking and analytical skills, had a greater understanding of the ethical and social dimensions of HR, and felt the program prepared them to lead rapidly-changing business environments with the ability to make HR decisions in a global and diverse work environment.

Our faculty are accomplished experts in the areas of Organizational Behavior, Legal Compliance and Management. Some of their research interests include examining the relationship between leadership and culture, employment and labor law, risk management, military expatriate and the role of gender in combat zones, the financial materiality of sustainability to the insurance industry and the strategic management of not-for-profit organizations.

Recent research has been published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Military Psychology, Leadership, the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Thunderbird International Business Review, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and the Journal of Competitiveness Studies.