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MS Human Resource Management Tuition and ROI

Investing in your career with a master’s degree requires a significant financial commitment. At the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, we are committed to helping you take your next giant leap by offering affordable tuition. 

In addition to tuition, we invite you to compare the cost-of-living in the Greater Lafayette area, the available financial aid and scholarships and our high placement rates to calculate your estimated return-on-investment (ROI) of a Purdue business master’s degree. 



Cost Per Credit Hour Full Tuition
Indiana Residents $899 $32,364
Out-of-State Students $1,160 $41,760

International Students

$1,250 $45,000

Estimated Costs

Cost of Living* $13,300
Books & Supplies $1,160
Health Insurance / Medical Allowance $622

Cost is inclusive of tuition and fees. Textbooks, if applicable, are not included.

All fees are subject to increase based on approval by the Purdue University Trustees.

For additional information about tuition and program costs, please contact the program specialist. 


Purdue’s commitment to excellence includes providing a high return on your investment. We’ve calculated your ROI based upon our affordable tuition combined with the low cost of living in Greater Lafayette, Indiana and the salary outcomes reported by our graduates. In-state residents see an ROI of 87%,* while international and out-of-state residents have an ROI of 67%.*

Tuition Comparison

Download our tuition comparison to evaluate the Master's in Human Resource Management tuition at top universities in the U.S.


* ROI calculation is based on Payscale's reported average cost of living in Greater Lafayette, the 2022-23 base-tuition and the Daniels School's career services office's reported average salary of the class of 2022.

Cost of Living Comparisons to Greater Lafayette

NYC San Francisco Boston Los Angeles Chicago
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We’ve done the research for you! Compare the cost of living in the Greater Lafayette, Indiana area to that of some of the major metropolitan areas and top universities.

*Cost of living based on minimum stipend amount. Source:


In the 2023 GMAC Corporate Recruiting Survey, recruiters say that new business school hires “are prepared to take on leadership roles,” “tend to be innovative” and “have the ability to handle the complex global business environment.” In short, business master’s grads improve their chances to pivot, elevate or accelerate their careers.  

The MSHRM class of 2022 went on to secure analyst, partner, professional and representative type roles in more than five emerging industries, earning on average over $80,000. Explore the detailed career outcomes of our recent graduates to see where a master’s in human resource management from Purdue can get you! 



Purdue understands that funding your education can be an overwhelming challenge, and we work diligently to assist you in helping pay for your education. All applicants to the MSHRM program are considered for scholarships during the admission review process. 


Each year, Purdue offers top applicants scholarships to help reduce the cost of attending the Daniels School of Business. These merit-based awards do not require any additional application as all applicants are considered.  Awards will be released to admitted students approximately every two weeks. 

Financial Aid at Purdue 

The University's Division of Financial Aidhelps students find ways to eliminate financial barriers to a Purdue education. Use this resource to learn about available types of financial aid, how to apply for aid and much more. 

Want to Learn More?

If you would like to receive more information about the MSHRM program at Purdue, please fill out the form and a program specialist will be in touch.

We also have availability to meet with you virtually to discuss how your goals align with our curriculum, community, student experiences and outcomes to determine if Purdue is the right fit for you!



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