Master of Science in Human Resource Management
The Master of Science in Human Resource Management program consists of 10 three-credit courses as outlined below. The curriculum has been updated and refined to align with standards established by the Society for Human Resource Management. Newly admitted students will follow the program as it is presented below; continuing students may choose to follow this new program or they may fulfill degree requirements by using a combination of courses from the new program and their original HRM program.
Students are advised to print and keep one of the following advisement worksheets to plan their degree:
- Advisement Worksheet for Students Admitted in Fall 2015 or later (PDF)
- Advisement Worksheet for Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2015 (PDF)
- Advisement Worksheet for International Students (PDF)
Degree Requirements – Effective Fall 2015
Every course is required. All students must take HRM 532 in their first semester.
HRM 532: Foundations of Human Resources (formerly CES 515)
HRM 533: Employee Relations and Labor Management (formerly CES 516 Survey of Employee Relations)
HRM 537: Employee Learning and Professional/Career Development (formerly CEX 537 Employee Learning and Development)
HRM 538: Organizational Development and Change Management (formerly CEX 538 Organizational Change Management; prerequisite: HRM 532)
HRM 541: Human Relations and Workforce Planning (formerly CES 511 Human Relations in the Workplace)
HRM 545: Employment Law and Policy (formerly CES 525 Employment Law; prerequisite: HRM 533)
HRM 546: Job Evaluation, Compensation Systems, and Benefits (formerly CES 526 Job Evaluation and Compensation Systems; prerequisite: HRM 532)
HRM 547: Performance Management in Organizations (may substitute MBA 592 Organizational Behavior)
HRM 548: Diversity and Global Issues in the Workplace (prerequisite: HRM 532 or HRM 541)
HRM 595: Strategic Human Resources Master’s Project (formerly CED 595 Project Seminar; prerequisite: 24 credits of HRM courses)
Although not required, students may choose to gain field experience by completing a one-credit internship practicum over and above the requirements for the Master of Science degree. The internship course (HRM 585) requires a minimum of 45 hours of work in a setting that is outside of the student's current area of employment. Students must obtain approval from the faculty director to enroll in this S/U graded course. At the conclusion of the term, an Internship Project Requirement (Work Report) must be submitted to and approved by the faculty advisor who is mentoring and supervising the student's experience. Contact Dr. John Coverdale, Faculty Director, for details.
Statement of Student Responsibility
Students themselves—whether new, returning, or continuing—are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and adhering to their degree and/or certificate program requirements. (SPD’s non-matriculating [non-degree] graduate students [GSP] are responsible for adhering to the guidelines related to non-matriculated status.) All SPD students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and complying with University and SPD regulations, policies, and procedures, as described in all official publications, the University website, and the SPD website, including, but not limited to, SPD’s online references, the SPD Bulletin and SPD Academic Calendar.