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Program Benefits

  • PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation
  • SHRM-Aligned Curriculum
  • Digital Badging and Graduate Certificates Available

Applying to the online Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (MAHRM) program with Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a big step toward your future. As we review your application, Saint Mary's looks at more than your GPA. We want to understand your path to human resources, past experiences, and how you envision an advanced degree contributing to your success. These additional insights help us ensure our program is the right fit for you and your goals.

Find our full list of master's in HR management admission requirements below. When you're ready, apply or let us know if you need more information.




Saint Mary's online Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (MAHRM) program requires the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale

If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive provisional status in the program at the discretion of the MAHRM program director.


No prerequisite coursework is required for the online MAHRM other than the general requirements listed above.

A background in human resources is not required to be considered for admission. We welcome students who are interested in joining this growing field. You don't need prior work experience or an HR-related bachelor's degree to be accepted.


GRE and GMAT scores are not required to apply.


You can transfer a maximum of six credits you've earned before admittance to Saint Mary's.

Transfer credits are subject to graduate school and program criteria, as well as the recommendation of the program director and approval by the dean.

Work experience is not accepted as credit for this program.

Students entering the MAHRM program with either the SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification or the SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resource Management, Senior Certified Professional) certification do not need to take the HRM601 Human Resource Management Strategy course. Certifications must be earned and current prior to the student's admission into the MAHRM program. Students must request the waiver, provide documentation evidencing the date that the certification was earned, and provide their current certification standing. Students receiving the HRM601 waiver will take one more elective course in the program, keeping the 39 total credits requirement.


Students with transcripts from universities located outside of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada (except for the Quebec Province) are required to take and pass English proficiency testing.

Saint Mary's accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 72, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0, the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 74 percent, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 51, or the International Test of English Proficiency (ITEP) with a minimum score of 4.0.


Whether you apply through our online application, via hard copy, or in person with a Saint Mary's enrollment counselor, your application must include the following items:

  • $25 non-refundable application fee: Note that Saint Mary's alumni, students seeking readmission, veterans and active military personnel are exempt from this application fee.
  • Official transcripts: An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits must be sent separately and directly from your institution. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota accepts official transcripts electronically from previously attended institutions. Transcripts should be sent to or mailed to:

    Transcript Processing Center
    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    851 Trafalgar Court, Suite 420
    Maitland, FL 32751

  • A written statement: As you prepare your written statement, consider your prior experience, your personal strengths, and the unique attributes that make you a great fit for the online MAHRM program and a career in human resource management. Share your career goals and why you're seeking admission to Saint Mary's.
  • Two references: Please provide the names of two people (including title, organization, email, phone number) who can serve as professional references, if needed, during the application review process. The best references are those who know you in a professional capacity, such as current or former supervisors.
  • An up-to-date résumé: Include both your educational and professional experience.


Upcoming application deadlines for Saint Mary's online MAHRM program:

  • April 17, 2023
  • August 14, 2023 


Upcoming start dates for Saint Mary's online MAHRM program:

  • May 1, 2023
  • August 28, 2023 


Once you've submitted your application, expect to be notified about acceptance approximately two weeks after your submission date.

If you have further questions, request more information or contact an enrollment counselor at 877-308-9954. Saint Mary's is here to support you every step of the way.