Human Resource Management Degree: Robert Morris University Human Resource Management Degree | Robert Morris University


The Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Resource Management program addresses the need for competent human resource managers with an advanced understanding of employee retention, development, succession planning, compensation, benefits administration, health care, retirement planning, pensions, finance, and decision sciences.

The program combines the academic rigor of a master's degree with the practical skills needed to succeed in human resource management. You'll gain a strong theoretical foundation in the field while learning to apply practical application of theoretical concepts to the workplace.

While some human resource master's degree programs focus on functional areas such as labor or industrial relations, RMU's program provides a more strategic focus, preparing graduates for careers as successful HR managers and executives and key members of an organization's leadership team.

More about the School of Business

  • GPA – Min. 2.8
  • GMAT – 460+
  • GRE – 500 Quantitiative/380 Verbal
  • MAT – 382
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • A brief goal statement
  • Resume
The 30-credit, part-time program consists of 10 required courses offered in eight-week evening sessions. Courses are delivered in a hybrid format, including in-class and partially or fully online courses. It is possible to complete the program in two years taking one course per 8 week session.

Fall Courses
Session 1
Current Issues in Human Resource Management
Compensation Management

Session 2
Employee Rights Under Law
Decision Sciences for Human Resources

Spring Courses
Session 1
Recruitment, Selection and Retention
Benefits Administration

Session 2
Training and Development Through Performance Management
Finance and Accounting for Human Resource Managers*

Summer Courses
Organizational Behavior Theory
Strategic Human Resource Management**

* Requires prerequisites.
** Capstone course; requires prerequisites.

Most of our graduate programs can be completed in 27 months or less, through in-class, online or hybrid study. Take classes one night a week through your course of study. Admission is rolling and classes start fresh every eight weeks. You can also choose to pursue your degree full- or part-time.


Alumni from the RMU School of Business work for some of the nation's most prestigious corporations, including PNC Bank, BNY Mellon, Bayer, UPMC, Highmark, U.S. Steel, PPG, Alcoa, Heinz, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Ernst & Young, just to name a few. Students with a graduate degree from RMU have a 96 percent job placement rate.

The new 18,000-square-foot School of Business complex, which includes the PNC Trading Center, the United States Steel Corporation Videoconferencing and Technology Center, and The ATI Center, gives the university’s business school its first official home at its campus in suburban Moon Township.

This new building features the latest in business technology. Among other features, 12 Bloomberg terminals give students access to real-time financial market data, and a Cisco telepresence room that allows for an immersive videoconferencing experience. 

RMU’s business faculty is a diverse group with corporate and global business experience, bringing the advantage of real-world knowledge directly into the classroom. Many hold professional certifications in their discipline, and they guide our students in pursuing professional certifications. 

Our faculty members are actively involved with the business community and professional organizations, providing endless educational and networking opportunities for our students, both in and outside of classroom. They also conduct applied research projects on emerging business topics involving our students. They take pride in getting to know their students from day one and in being part of their career path after graduation.

In an effort to help students meet their education expenses, Robert Morris University offers the following tuition payment options. On the posted due date, payments are accepted until 5 p.m. in the Student Support Center. Payments may be made via ePay after the deadline.

Payment Options

Payment Methods

Robert Morris University accepts tuition payments by cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). Tuition payments may be made to the Office of Student Financial Services by mail, phone (412-397-6260), or online via the RMU website at Students should log in to Sentry Secured Services and go to Financial Status in eServices to use the ePay - PayNow option. ePay is available 24 hours a day to process credit card or check payments.



Contact Us

For more information on any of our graduate programs, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 1-800-762-0097 or email