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Online Management Master's Degree

Human Resource

Management: Human Resource Management
Master's Specialization
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Master management skills and the latest best practices with this master's specialization in HR.

The online master’s in management specialization in human resource management at University of Maryland Global Campus will give you the knowledge and skills you need to advance in the HR field. The program is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s guidelines for graduate education. Gain practical, management-level experience in the latest best practices in the field and develop a skillset you can take anywhere.

Total Credits Required: 36

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, HRMD 610)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 620)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 630)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 640)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 650)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 651)
  • (3 Credits, HRMD 665)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630) (or (3 Credits, MGMT 610)) must be taken within the first 6 credits.
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 610) and (3 Credits, MGMT 615) may be taken instead of (6 Credits, MGMT 630).
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) should not be attempted simultaneously with (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core courses, before enrolling in (3 Credits, MGMT 670).
  • Courses should be taken in the order listed

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

Sequence Course
(0 Credits, UCSP 615)
(6 Credits, MGMT 630)
(3 Credits, HRMD 610)
(3 Credits, MGMT 640)
(3 Credits, HRMD 620)
(3 Credits, MGMT 650)
(3 Credits, HRMD 630)
(3 Credits, HRMD 640)
(3 Credits, HRMD 650)
(3 Credits, HRMD 651)
(3 Credits, HRMD 665)
(3 Credits, MGMT 670)

Earn UMGC Credit for SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP

If you earned the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification on Jan. 1, 2017 or later, you may be able to earn up to 6 credits for courses that are required as part of UMGC’s curriculum for graduate human resource management programs. The certifications articulate to UMGC courses as follows:


  • (3 Credits, HRMD 610)


  • (3 Credits, HRMD 610)

  • (3 Credits, HRMD 620)

These equivalencies are subject to change without notice. Contact a UMGC academic advisor at or call (800) 888-8682 to confirm equivalency.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for a career in human resources management in the private or public sector.

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Additional Program Information

  • If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take (0 Credits, UCSP 620) before (3 Credits, MGMT 640).
  • If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take (0 Credits, UCSP 630) before (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • (0 Credits, UCSP 605) is recommended to improve writing skills.

Society for Human Resource Management, UMGC Chapter

The UMGC Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management provides opportunities to network with other students, staff, and faculty who are currently working in or are interested in entering the human resource field. It is available to undergraduate and graduate students. To join, please fill out the UMGC SHRM Chapter form. Students may also join SHRM nationally at the student rate via the SHRM website (the UMGC SHRM Chapter number is 5578). UMGC students and alumni are also welcome to join the UMGC SHRM Chapter Facebook group. For more information, please email

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