Master of Science in Human Resource Management
The ability to effectively manage human resources is critical to the success of any organization. HR professionals must possess the broad-based knowledge and specific competencies necessary to align human resource functions with organizational goals. The Master of Science in Human Resource Management is designed to provide the academic preparation required for professionals to enter the field or advance their careers.
The program integrates theory and practice within the dynamic context of human resource administration. The curriculum includes required foundational courses in business, HR management, and employee relations. Students may choose from a wide selection of courses — in subjects such as training and development, organizational change management, compensation, and employment law — to meet their specific professional goals.
The MS in HRM program curriculum is designed to provide the educational foundation for the following positions in public, private, government and not-for-profit organizations:
Flexible Scheduling: On-campus and Online
The degree is offered by the School of Professional Development (SPD) in collaboration with the University's College of Business and meets the educational prerequisite for admission into the SPD's Post-Master's Advanced Graduate Certificate in School District Business Leadership.
This degree program consists of 30 credits, distributed among the three areas listed below. Unless otherwise noted, each course is three credits. There are no transfer credits or substitutions allowed for Areas 1 and 3, or for the required courses listed under Area 2. All degree requirements must be completed within five (5) years from the semester date of admission as a matriculated student. Students are advised to print and keep this advisement worksheet (PDF) for reference.
1. Management CORE Courses - 9 credits
Select three of the following management courses:
2. HRM & EMPLOYEE RELATIONS Courses - 18 credits
Required Courses (6 credits)
Students select four of the following courses (12 credits). Only one elective course may be used to satisfy this requirement. Online students please note that courses marked by * are only available on campus at this time.
* Indicates a course that has not yet been developed for online delivery and is therefore only available on campus.
**Up until and including the Fall 2012 term, students may substitute CES 523 for CES 515.
3. Master's Project Seminar (CED 595) - 3 credits
Advanced Graduate Certificate in HRM Option
Stony Brook University also offers an 18-credit Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) in Human Resource Management as a separate credential. Students in the MS program may apply six HRM & Employee Relations Concentration courses (18 credits) toward the AGC. Program requirements would be completed concurrently, but prospective students must apply to the AGC program separately from the MS in HRM before they have completed six credits of course work. Visit the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management for admissions and program requirements.
Tuition and Fee Information
Tuition rates are available on the Bursar's webpage.
Students are admitted into this program three times per year. View admission requirements, application instructions and deadlines.
For application, advisement, and enrollment questions:
Admissions and Academic Services
Dr. Manuel London
of Student Responsibility
Current MPS in HRM Students may be eligible to switch into this new program
The SHRM® Professional Human Resource Management Certificate Programs
In partnership with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), SPD offers courses to help HR professionals obtain Professional Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) designations.
For detailed information on all programs, go the SHRM Professional Human Resource Management Certificate Programs site.
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Last modified on 03/08/2013.