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Human Resources Master's Degrees

A master’s degree in human resources will focus on developing skills in the area of employee management as well as increasing the student’s knowledge base about particular areas such as labor relations and laws.  This type of program will teach students how to interpret research data effectively. A master’s degree in human resources is likely to include coursework in the area of strategic planning and implementation of new programs designed to increase productivity and employee satisfaction. Capella University offers several online master’s degree programs that have an emphasis in specific areas of human resources such as coaching psychology, labor relations, human capital management and organizational development.

A master’s degree in human resources is best suited to those currently employed as human resource professionals who are looking to advance their careers into the executive level of the field. Research the education requirements for specific human resources field careers at our human resources career center page.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for those working in the human resources field is favorable.  Earning a master’s degree that focuses on a particular area of specialization such as labor laws or arbitration will significantly enhance the earnings potential of the individual.



Human Resources Schools