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Advance Your HR Career

To be effective, today's HR professional must possess broad-based knowledge and specific competencies necessary to align human resource functions with organizational goals. Stony Brook University's Human Resource Management graduate program provides the academic preparation required for professionals to develop the skills they need to enter the field or advance their careers.  Our curriculum integrates theory and practice, featuring courses taught by practitioners and scholars who are leaders in their respective fields. 

The master's program curriculum fully aligns with the current educational standards established by the   Society for Human Resource Management, the premier association for HR professionals. In addition, the degree program is ranked in the   top 5 in the country by   College Choice. Our certificate is also ranked in the top 5 by Best Colleges

Program Options
Scheduling Flexibility

To meet the needs of busy professionals, our program can be completed  100% online, on- campus* or on-site.  Full-time students can complete the program in one year (including summer); part-time students can complete the program in as little as 20 months. 

(*For Fall 2021, most courses will be held online. For additional information, contact the program.)

Affordable Excellence

Stony Brook's tuition rate is among the most affordable of all top-tier universities in the nation. Tuition and fees at SUNY are nearly   15% lower than the national average  for public universities and   50% lower than those for for-profit institutions.   >   View Costs and Funding

About Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University appears in the top 80 of public universities by  U.S. News and World Report. It is accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the programs are fully approved by the New York State Education Department for online delivery. 

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator.

Contact Us

Reach us via email at or at 631-632-7053. 



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