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As technology advances, real people remain at the heart of organizations—and human resources professionals are key to organizational function.

With an  M.S. in Human Resource Management from Governors State, you will be prepared to support high-performance work cultures, provide innovative personnel solutions, and enhance employee motivation and continuous improvement processes through strategic data analytics.

Our AACSB-accredited College of Business has structured a curriculum that allows HR professionals to advance in their careers while working full- or part-time. You will learn under faculty who are leaders in the field, specializing in areas such as globalization, organizational psychology, and work-family issues.

Reach your career goals.

The MS in Human Resource Management prepares you to pursue professional certifications as an SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™). Coupled with your graduate degree, these certifications will set you apart in HR knowledge and expertise.

Why get an M.S. in Human Resource Management?

Data collected in 2018 reflected the median annual Human Resource Manager salary at $113,300 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Chicago’s mean salary for Human Resource Managers was even higher than the national at $122,470

Delivery Format

Achieve your master's degree in as little as 18 months. Governors State’s 36-credit hour M.S. in Human Resource Management is offered in a fully online or hybrid format. Enroll full-time to jumpstart your career or part-time for added flexibility.

Prepare for SHRM Certification

Prepare for SHRM Certification

A Master of Science in Human Resource Management prepares you to pursue SHRM certification.

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Student Clubs and Organizations

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