MA in Human Resources Management

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Webster University Online
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16-33 Months
Time to Completion
(Full-time vs. Part-time)
Cost Per Credit Hour
Credit Hours Required

Become an expert in HR Management

Enhance your use of analytical techniques and theories so you can tackle challenges in a dynamic work environment and establish plans that promote employee welfare. Webster University’s Human Resources Management master’s degree teaches you to think critically about how your company can support a diverse workforce and implement inventive policies to boost employee performance and involvement.

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Why a master’s in Human Resources Management from Webster?

Prepare to manage today’s workforce

Develop your skills to motivate a diverse employee population and become an in-demand leader. This program is ideal for:

Build your HR skillset

Through coursework on staffing, training and development, and employment law, you can deepen your existing knowledge and skills to inspire and empower people to be their best. Graduate with the skills to:

Classes focused on real-world HR challenges

You’ll complete 36 credit hours of core and elective classes for the Master of Arts in Human Resources Management. The core curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics, including cultural diversity, employee motivation, fair compensation structures, performance evaluations, talent acquisition and organizational downsizing. Additionally, you’ll choose elective courses based on your professional interests and career aspirations.

Your course list

The 36 credit hours required for the MA in Human Resources Management includes:

Core Courses
  • Basic Finance for Managers
  • Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Integrated Studies in Human Resources Management
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Staffing
  • Training and Development

Elective Courses

Choose electives from the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology to customize your degree and make you more marketable.

Designed for flexibility

Take classes online through Webster University Online or in person at select campuses across the United States and abroad, full-time or part-time—Webster’s MA in Human Resources Management is designed with you in mind. Work toward your professional goals while balancing your other obligations.

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Become a leader in human resources

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of human resources professionals is projected to grow at least 7% from 2021 to 2031. Your MA in Human Resources Management prepares you for positions like:

Human Resources Manager


Average annual salary (National, September 2022)

Training and Development Manager


Average annual salary (National, September 2022)

Compensation and Benefits Manager


Average annual salary (National, September 2022)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Achieve your personal and professional goals

We’re here to help

Webster is committed to your success. You'll never be alone as you pursue your Master of Arts in Human Resources Management.

Nationally recognized for quality

Earn your ACBSP-accredited Human Resources Management master’s from Webster, an independent, nonprofit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Professors. Mentors. Career connectors.

Whether you attend class in person or online, you’ll receive personal mentorship from esteemed faculty members—many of whom are still employed in the HR field.

What sets Webster apart?

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