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Online MS in Human Resources (MSML)

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Final Examination — At the end of the program, students may be required to complete a comprehensive examination designated by the program. Students should consult the School of Business for specific details and requirements.


Build Organizational Culture Through Your HR Expertise

Learn to manage and execute advanced human resource strategies with our MSML with Human Resources concentration. This program will expose you to the management principles you need to positively influence talent recruitment and engagement at any organization—ultimately making it more profitable and effective. 

With 100% online coursework, you have the power to learn on your own terms. And unlike a traditional MBA, this is a targeted program that will help you hone your skills as a human resource professional. You’ll gain skills in:

  • Strategic thinking for talent recruitment
  • Building culture through well-defined HR strategies
  • Aligning HR strategies with larger organizational strategies
  • Forming a perspective on management ethics based on Christian principles

We know how important certifications are in human resources. This program will prepare you to sit for the Professional in Human Resources® (PHR) exam for PHR certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), whether it’s the first time or you’re looking to recertify.

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Monday, August 30, 2021

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Career Preparation

Strong leadership skills are essential to the growth of successful organizations. The MSML in Human Resources degree prepares you by focusing on key HR issues in the workplace. With the MSML in HR degree, you might pursue a variety of HR positions, including:

  • Human resource director
  • Human resource manager
  • Human resource consultant
  • Benefits manager
  • Compensation specialist
  • Recruiting manager



Admission Requirements for Master of Science in Management and Leadership
  • Submitted application
  • $25 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Experience in a healthcare setting of at least one year (healthcare administration concentration student only)
  • GPA of 2.7 or better on all undergraduate coursework or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • If GPA is less than 2.7 but better than 2.5, you may be granted conditional admission if approved by the Admission Committee
  • If GPA is less than 2.5 and upon approval of the Admission Committee, you may take the GMAT and present a score of 450 or greater for consideration. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by taking the GMAT.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, you must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

Have questions? We can help. Connect with an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or  .

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