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Graduate Program

The Master of Science in Human Resources Management is a convenient 36-credit program offering hybrid, online and accelerated courses for working professionals.

La Roche University's graduate program in human resources management provides you with essential leadership skills. Though tailored to HR professionals, this program is ideal for anyone looking for a career change in a dynamic environment.

You’ll explore the following subjects:

    • The development of HR functional area skills 
    • Qualitative and quantitative approaches to contemporary management issues 
    • How to recruit and retain top professionals for your company 
    • Coaching and team-building skills 


    Beyond the 21 core credits, students specialize in one of three concentrations:

      HR Administration
      This concentration offers a specialization in compensation management, recruitment and placement. 

        Training and Development
        This concentration allows you to gain knowledge pertaining to training and development, planning, and implementing change within an organization.

          Strategic Management and Leadership

          This concentration focuses on performance management and leading a workforce.


          Explore graduate education while gaining professional expertise. Our four certificate programs provide you with focused knowledge in specific areas of human resources management.

          Human Resources Generalist

          This highly popular HRM certificate provides you with specific knowledge and skills in human resources and can aid you in an entry-level HR role. The certificate provides instruction in the essential elements of the HR Generalist’s job: recruitment, total rewards and management.

          HR Consultant 
          In either an internal or external consulting role, the HR Consultant can address business needs such as staffing, training and development, employee performance and employee relations.
          This 12-credit certificate gives you the ability to choose two additional HRMT courses that best meet your consulting interests.

          Strategic HR Professional
          This certificate is designed primarily for the practicing HR professional or business leader who wants to make an impact on organizational effectiveness and demonstrate proficiency as an influential leader.

          Self-Design in HRM 

          The Self-Design Certificate allows you to work with a counselor to create your own 12-credit certificate in ways that meet your specific educational objectives and career goals.

          Admissions Requirements   

          • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or proof of equivalent education from an international institution
          • Quality Point Average (QPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in upper-division undergraduate
          • coursework (junior and senior level)
          • Application
          • Current resume
          • Two letters of recommendation
          • Essay explaining professional and academic goals
          • Official transcripts from all previous colleges
          • Satisfactory completion (grade of “C” or better) of two three-credit undergraduate prerequisite courses in Human Resources Administration and Organizational Behavior*, or one year of HR experience with an overview essay listing experiences and responsibilities 

          *You must complete the undergraduate prerequisite courses within the first two semesters of graduate study.

          Certificate & Non-Degree Admissions Requirements 

          • Application 
          • Current resume
          • Two letters of recommendation
          • Official transcripts from previous colleges