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Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Learn to develop talent, lead organizational change and communicate with key leaders as a strategic human resources professional. Purdue University’s Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program offers mentorship and flexible instruction in all aspects of human resources, organizational behavior and management. Prepare yourself to become a leader in HR strategy and analytics, negotiations, compensation, talent acquisition and more.

The 36-credit hour program develops and empowers HR-focused, business-savvy leaders who thrive in a variety of industries in multinational corporations across the globe. Complete this residential program in 9 or 16 months. MSHRM coursework is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) guidelines, and our students benefit from experiential learning opportunities including consulting projects, study abroad, case competitions, conferences and involvement in the student-run chapter of SHRM.

36 Credit Hours

Full-time 11 or 18 months

Main Campus, West Lafayette

SHRM-aligned curriculum

MS Human Resource Management
North America,, 2022
Employment Rate
Within 6 months of graduation
Average Bonus Received
Class of 2022
Average Salary
80% of the Class of 2023 
provided salary data

Cristian Mercado, MSHRM '22, served as president of the Society for Human Resource Management as well as the lead committee member for the Purdue HR Case Competition and Conference. Case competitions are unique, valuable experiences, he says. “Any incoming student should take part in them. You get to speak to actual HR problems. You get real-life experience. You learn about consulting, presentation skills, networking, etc. You also meet other future HR professionals.”

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Interested in exploring similar, non-residential program offerings?

Consider our Online MS in Human Resource Management (OMSHRM) degree or our Online Fundamentals of Human Resources Graduate Certificate. Both are 100% online and taught by the same acclaimed faculty as our MSHRM program.

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