2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Master of Science in Human Resource Management


Faculty Director

Assistant Professor

Phone: 203-396-8252

E-mail: carrigerm@sacredheart.edu

The Masters of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) is designed for human resource professionals seeking upward mobility in the HR field and for professionals wishing to enter the HR field. The Human Resource Management program focuses on developing the next generation of senior HR leaders with a focus on HR as a strategic business partner with quantitative skills and high-level critical thinking skills that are necessary to succeed in a global business environment.

In general, the minimum requirements for admission to the part-time MSHRM program are an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 and three years of full-time professional work experience (excluding internships). The work experience must be significant and demonstrate:

  • Oversight responsibility for the work of others, or
  • Accountability for the tangible or intangible assets or accounts of others, or
  • Responsibility for certifying the successful outcome of the work of others, or
  • Acquiring/analyzing data for the benefit of an employer or client.

The minimum requirements for admission to the full-time MSHRM program are an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 and the completion of 3 credits of internship in the HR field during the program.

A current résumé and employer reference, as well as a personal essay, must be submitted when applying to either the part-time or full-time MSHRM program. Meeting the minimum admission requirements is no guarantee of acceptance into the program.

Human resource Management Course Requirements

Students in the part-time program typically take 33 credits. Students without significant full-time professional work experience may be required to take 3 additional credits.

The full-time MSHRM program consists of 39 credit hours and will run on trimesters. It is intended to be completed in 15 months, including an internship.

The two additional courses will be:

HR 699Internship


WGB 521Fundamentals of Management

3.00 Credit(s)

Required Courses (27 credits)

BU 636Legal Issues in Human Resources


HR 605Analytics, Metrics, & Problem-Solving for HR Professionals


HR 607Introduction to Human Resource Management


HR 610Performance Management


HR 611Workforce Management & Talent Development


HR 612Strategic Human Resources


HR 613Diversity & Inclusion


HR 615Finance for HR Managers


HR 689Capstone & Applied Research Project


Students will also take 6 credits of electives.

Part-Time Program Total: 33 credits

Full-Time Program Total: 39 credits