Master’s in Human Resources

The University of Cincinnati’s Master of Arts in Human Resources degree program is offered full- and part-time to provide a flexible schedule for graduate students. As human capital is increasingly recognized as a competitive advantage, leading firms are focusing more on talent acquisition and development, leadership training, and culture shaping.

Students can complete this program in as few as nine months or two semesters. The Lindner College of Business also offers assistance for students looking for job placement after graduation. The program's advisory board consists of HR professionals who work or have worked at high-profile organizations such as Macy’s, Procter & Gamble, and First Financial Bank.

Human Resources Curriculum

The human resources professionals of tomorrow need to be able to effectively communicate with their colleagues in functional areas such as finance, marketing, and accounting in order to best understand their clients’ needs and translate them into action. As a result, our program includes both human resources and business administration courses.

You will study a broad range of subjects within our diverse management curriculum. Courses in compensation, benefits, negotiation, employment law, HR analytics, and more are taught by a mix of full-time faculty from the Lindner College of Business and experienced professionals from organizations in the region. Our elective courses range from leadership and management to innovation and training.

Why earn a Human Resources master’s degree?

Career Opportunities:

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in Human Resources are expected to grow 7% from 2016 to 2026. On top of the growth in job opportunities, HR professionals with a master’s degree earn more on average than those with only a bachelor’s degree. Earning a master’s degree is often also required for more significant roles such as director, manager, VP, and officer positions.

HR is a crucial part of any successful business. From successfully onboarding employees to managing an office environment, earning a Master’s in Human Resources provides the skills and training necessary for succeeding in the field. Students benefit from access to the Lindner Career  Services office to help with placement after graduation.

Real-World Experience: 

HR alum Yashkumar Patel's Capstone project helped Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center make a major compensation change.

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The University of Cincinnati’s Master of Arts in Human Resources program features flexible scheduling and a proven curriculum. Interested in learning more? Request information today!

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Michael Wagner, PhD

Assistant Professor-Educator and Director, Master of Arts in Human Resources Program

3434 Carl H. Lindner Hall