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About the Master's in Human Resources Management

Entry Terms 
Fall, Winter, Spring (Boston, Online)

Available 100% Online: Yes

Application Deadlines:
Domestic Students:
Winter 2021: Jan 1 (A start), Feb 12 (B start) | Spring 2021: April 2 (A start), May 14 (B start) | Summer 2021: June 28 | Fall 2021: Sep 7 (A start), Oct 18 (B start)

International Students:
Winter 2021: Dec 1 | Spring 2021: Feb 8 | Summer 2021: May 10 | Fall 2021: July 19

Credits Required for Graduation
45-49 quarter hours

Northeastern University's Master of Science in Human Resources Management program is designed to prepare you to be a strategic business partner by helping you make the connection between an organization's strategy and its people. The program focuses on the emerging human resource competencies and skills needed to navigate the evolving human resources field, including the transformational impact of technologies such as artificial intelligence and Big Data.


Key highlights of the master's in HRM include: 

  • Two learning formats available – on-ground in Boston and 100% online, giving students the flexibility they need to master the complexities of the human resources field
  • Opportunity to pursue cutting-edge competencies that align with trends that are reshaping the human resources industry, including: Digital HR, Artificial Intelligence for Human Resources, Global Talent ManagementProject Management, Leadership, and Organizational Communication
  • Valuable hands-on experience through our experiential network, which gives students the opportunity to gain real-world experience - and a competitive edge in the growing job market. This includes a virtual HR consulting project in the capstone course
  • We recognize the knowledge and HR competencies demonstrated by those who have earned their SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR certifications. As a result, credential-holders have the unique opportunity to accelerate through the master's degree program at a lower cost as these certifications are eligible for transfer credit


"We know that digital technologies are rapidly changing jobs and the way we work in general. The master's in human resources management is designed to provide human resource professionals with the skills and competencies they will need to meet the challenges of the digital era and to nurture every organization's most valuable asset - its people." -Carl Zangerl, PhD, Faculty Director
About Northeastern
A graduate program at Northeastern University enables you to create the educational experience that best meets your career and life goals. Recognized as a top 50-research university, we offer a dynamic learning environment, fueled, informed, and inspired by professionally-oriented, hands-on study. Experiential learning. Industry-aligned coursework. Flexible study options. Plus, a global network of faculty practitioners, corporate partners, distinguished alumni, and fellow students. Together, these form the cornerstone of an education that’s innovative, yet relevant; practical, yet transformative.
  • Experiential learning—the integration of classroom study with professional experience—is at the heart of every degree program, online, on campus, or hybrid.
  • Join an ever-expanding global network of more than 3,350 corporate partners and 255,000 alumni, with a powerful presence in more than 179 countries.
  • Discover a graduate education designed to satisfy the needs of both the student and the industry.
  • Experience an innovative online education model driven by cognitive science, informed by employers, and powered by experiential learning.
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