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Earn Your Master’s in Human Resource Management

100% Online | Learn on Your Schedule

Reshape Your Career and the Future of Your Workplace

People are at the heart of every business. That’s why our Master’s in HR Management program focuses on preparing you to recruit, engage, and inspire employees in today’s rapidly evolving business environment.

Whether you want to change careers or take the next step in your professional development, an advanced degree in human resource management can take you where you want to go.

Program Overview

100% Online

27 Credits

Graduate in 1–2 Years

#11 Best Online Master’s in HR

SHRM-Aligned Curriculum

No GRE/GMAT Required

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Find Career Growth in Any Field

Whether you’re looking to start a new career in HR or earn a promotion at your current job, a Master’s in Human Resource Management is highly valued across all industries.

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Prepare for SHRM Certification

Courses are fully aligned with the curriculum of the Society for Human Resource Management® (SHRM), so you can prepare to earn the prestigious SHRM certification after graduating.

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Gain Real-World Insights

Learn from experienced HR professionals and dive into topics in talent management, learning and development, total compensation, benefits administration, and employment law.

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Learn On Your Schedule

Earn your master’s degree in the way that works best for your lifestyle with our fully online program designed help you accomplish your goals, on your schedule.

Discover New Career Opportunities

Human resource leaders are in high demand across every industry, as they manage and improve core business functions including compensation, hiring and onboarding, learning and development, DEIB, and more. As companies continue to recognize the wide skill set of HR professionals, the HR field is expected to grow faster than average over the next decade. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there will be about 15,500 new job openings each year through 2032.

Along with creating new opportunities for career growth, earning a master’s degree in human resources can also give you the opportunity to increase your salary substantially. According to the BLS, the median salary for HR Managers was $130,000 in 2022 — more than double the median salary for HR Specialists, who typically hold a bachelor’s degree.

Common job titles for Master’s in HR Management graduates include:

  • HR Manager
  • People and Culture Business Partner
  • VP of Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition Partner
  • Director of Learning and Development
  • HR Consultant
  • Head of Global Talent, Diversity, Equity, and Belonging
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I once felt a transition into a rewarding career in HR was out of my reach. Thanks to the knowledge and connections acquired at GGU, I obtained a VP of HR position in a Silicon Valley firm that has taken me around the world.

Why Choose GGU?

Industry-Experienced Faculty

At GGU, 80% of our faculty are scholar practitioners who currently work in the fields they teach. You’ll learn directly from experts who can share valuable insights into what today’s employers are looking for.

Small Class Sizes

With an average class size of 17 students, you’ll get a more personalized experience at GGU. Here, you’ll be able to collaborate with classmates and form lasting connections with your professors.

Flexible Lifestyle

We offer online and hybrid degree programs that are designed for busy adults. With 3 start terms per year and convenient 15-week courses, you’ll be able to manage your schedule the way you want while you balance school with work, family, and life.

World-Class Education

We’re committed to providing adult learners with the best education available. Our programs are accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), and GGU is consistently ranked as a top university for working professionals.

About Golden Gate University

At GGU, our mission is to help you build a brighter foundation for your future through higher education. As one of California’s oldest private and nonprofit universities, Golden Gate University has been focused on providing practical, career-focused degrees to working adults since 1901.

Over the past 25+ years, we’ve evolved to meet the needs of nontraditional students by offering flexible online and hybrid programs in the growing fields of business, finance, law, technology, taxation, and accounting.

Our location in the heart of San Francisco’s high-tech and financial district provides you with access to some of the world’s biggest companies — even as an online or hybrid student. Whether you’re ready to finish your degree, make a career change, qualify for a new job, or simply set yourself up for future success, Golden Gate University is here to help you make your goals a reality.

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