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Human Resource Management Curriculum and Course Descriptions

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Program Benefits

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

The online MA in Human Resource Management consists of 36 credit hours, or 12 courses of 3 credit hours each. Saint Mary's University M.A. in Human Resource Management curriculum is compliant with SHRM requirements.

Required Human Resource Management Courses (27 credit hours)

Required Management Courses (9 credit hours)

Students will take either GM623 Academic Research and Writing (3 credits) or MBA612 Executive Communication (3 credits)

Graduate Certificates

Credits from the following Saint Mary's graduate certificates can also be applied toward the M.A. in Human Resource Management degree program. Click the program name below to learn more.

Find out more about the curriculum of the online Master's in Human Resource Management at Saint Mary’s University. Call us at 877-308-9954 or request more information today.


Current Degree Requirements

For current degree requirements, visit the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Course. Catalog at