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Advance Your HR Career

Stony Brook University's Human Resource Management master's degree program provides the academic preparation required for professionals to develop the skills they need to enter the field or advance their careers. To be effective, today's HR professional must possess broad-based knowledge and specific competencies necessary to align human resource functions with organizational goals. The 30-credit Master of Science curriculum integrates theory and practice, featuring courses taught by practitioner-scholars who are leaders in their respective fields. 

The program fully align swith the current educational standards established by the Society for Human Resource Management, the premier association for HR professionals.

Full-time or Part-time

Students can choose to pursue their studies on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students can complete the program in one year (including summer); part-time students can complete the program in as little as two years.

On-campus, online or on-site

To better meet the needs of working professionals, our courses are scheduled in the evening or online. SPD also partners with businesses and organizations to offer graduate and executive training programs on-site.

Academic Excellence

The online master's degree program is also ranked in the top 5 in the country by   College Choice. In addition, Stony Brook University consistently ranks in the top 100 public universities by    U.S. News and World Report and the top 100 best values in public colleges by    Kiplinger. The University is accredited through the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the HRM degree and certificate programs are fully approved by the New York State Education Department for online delivery.



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