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FAQs | Online MS Human Resource Management

Answer: In-State tuition is $32,064; Out-of-State & International students tuition costs are $33,564.
Answer: First and foremost, Krannert Online seeks to enroll students who are academically prepared for the rigor of an online master’s degree in Human Resource Management. We strive to enroll students who will add to the rich variety and diversity of the Krannert learning environment. We prefer applicants to have completed four (4) years of full-time, post-baccalaureate work prior to applying to the online MSHRM program. We will consider relevant practical experience in the form of military experience, etc.
Answer: Yes, a $1,000 nonrefundable deposit will be required upon acceptance.
Answer: No, the GMAT/GRE is not required for admission to the online MS Human Resource Management program.
Answer: No, the TOEFL/IELTS requirements are waived for the Online MSHRM program.
Answer: Tuition is assessed when you are registered for courses.  Students are billed by the credit hour, so tuition can vary term to term.  Tuition payments are due on the first day of the semester and tuition requirements follow the Purdue payment schedule.  Installment payment plans and sponsored billing/payments (for those students who receive company support) can be arranged. Visit Purdue’s Office of the Bursar for more information.
Answer: No. The Krannert Online MSHRM program does not currently accept transfer credits.
Answer: If requested to interview, you will be invited by an admissions representative through email which will include details regarding the interview process.

Answer: Applicants are required to complete 3-5 video essay questions.  This helps us get to know you a little better and gain insight that cannot be gained in a written application.  A unique link to the KIRA platform is provided in the application portal once your application is submitted.  Please plan to complete all components prior to your preferred application deadline in order to be considered for admission.  The KIRA video essay is considered part of the application for admission; admissions interviews are separate and by invitation only.

**Please Note: Online (KIRA) Video Essay can be accessed by logging in 24 hours after you submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed without the Video Essay.

Answer: Currently, there is no cost for permanent legal U.S. residents and Purdue Baccalaureate graduates to apply to the Online MS Human Resource Management program. The Krannert School of Management will waive the application fee for domestic applicants of its Online MS Human Resource Management program who are permanent legal residents of the United States and/or those applicants who have successfully completed a Purdue University or Purdue Global baccalaureate degree. By removing the barriers of the application fee for qualified domestic students it is our goal to make the transformative experience available at the Krannert School of Management more affordable and accessible.
Answer: Classes typically run seven weeks in length (½ semester = 1 module) except for project courses and some specialty electives.  Each traditional semester is comprised of two (2) seven-week modules.  There is a week break between the start of each module.
Answer: Students will find that the online MSHRM program allows them to maintain their full-time job, spend time with their family and still pursue a degree.
Answer: Once deposit is received, new students are enrolled in the Onboarding course. The Onboarding course consists of a series of modules intended to familiarize new students with Purdue and Krannert as well as preparing new students for the online learning environment. A separate series of Live Orientation sessions are held over 3 consecutive evenings, lasting approximately 2 hours each evening the week prior to start of first semester.
Answer: Both options are available to qualified Krannert Online MSHRM students.  A FAFSA is required by Purdue’s Office of Financial Aid.  Students need to be registered for a minimum of 4 credit hours per semester to take advantage of OFA services.

Answer: The courses range from 1-3 credit hours.  We recommend planning on 4-6 hours of time per credit hour.  This amount will vary week-by-week depending on your previous knowledge and/or experience with the subject material.

Answer: Yes.  Although due to the flexibility of the online environment some staff and faculty may not always be located on the main West Lafayette campus.  All instructors in the Online MSHRM program will be Purdue instructors.  In addition, MSHRM students will have access to a dedicated Academic Advisor and a Success Coach during their enrollment in the program.  Your Academic Advisor will communicate the registration process and will ensure that you are enrolled for all your courses and will communicate all academic requirements and engage with students on a regular basis.  Your Success Coach will provide individualized touchpoints for you to help ensure your academic progress in the program.  Your Success Coach will work together with existing campus resources to best identify needs for all Online MSHRM students as needed.
Answer: Your diploma is awarded by Purdue University, West Lafayette as a degree in Master of Science in Human Resource Management.  Neither your degree nor your transcripts will indicate that the degree was earned online.