Become a game changer
The Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program at Bridgewater College will prepare you to be an innovative strategic partner in the area of human resources in an increasingly diverse and international workplace.
You’ll explore organizational excellence, international issues, legal and regulatory factors, analytics in HR, and consulting concepts and practices. The capstone course will provide you with the opportunity to practice your newly developed skills, through a consulting project in the local community.
BC’s MSHRM program is now available in a “hyflex” format. A “hyflex” format means classes will be taught to both in-person and online students at the same time.
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Add value to any organization
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM):
- The human resources (HR) field is one of the fastest growing employment fields with a projection of more than 14,000 job openings annually.
- Getting a master’s degree in HR may give professionals the best prospect for promotion in the field.
- HR managers have a median salary of $113,000 with the lowest 10% of earners being around $67,000 per year.
Take it to the next level with Bridgewater College. Apply today by filling out our online application.
Advantages of our Program
- Evening classes—held both online and in person—to accommodate the working professional’s schedule
- Full and part-time options available
- Experienced faculty who have worked in the HR field
- 96% graduation rate
- 86% of MSHRM students have gotten jobs before or shortly after graduation
- Program is academically aligned with Society of Human Resource Management’s curriculum
- SHRM-CP certification: All BC graduates who have taken the exam to date have passed on the first attempt
- Free membership in the Bridgewater College Student Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management
- Free membership in the Shenandoah Valley (local chapter) of the Society of Human Resource Management, which provides great networking and learning opportunities
- Voted one of top three HR Master’s Programs by Human Resource Directors 2022 Reader’s Choice Awards
- Ranked in the top 20 Best Human Resources Master’s Programs (Campus-Based) by Human Resources MBA
Complete the 30 credit-hour MSHRM full time in one year or take up to five years to complete it part time.
- With evening classes that can be taken online or in-person, MSHRM is a flexible program that can be completed in just one year and fits into a working professional’s schedule.
- Specialize in a particular HR field, such as health care, finance or manufacturing, during your capstone experience.
- If you are interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the MSHRM can help you achieve the 150 credit hours required to sit for the CPA exam.
- Network with HR professionals through the College’s ongoing affiliation with the local Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter.
- Learn from professors who have had careers in HR.
- Embark on a career with projected growth over the next decade.
- Understand the global workforce and the regulations that affect their practice.
The Bridgewater College MSHRM program operates on a rolling admissions process. Applications open August 15 each year and are reviewed until the cohort is filled. It is best to submit your applications early to ensure the best opportunity to be admitted. Applications close no later than May 1 during each cycle. General institutional admissions requirements can be reviewed at: BC Graduate Admissions
While you can take up to five years to complete the MSHRM, part-time, there is a plan that can get you finished in one year. All courses will be scheduled in ways that working professionals can complete the curriculum.
HRM 500: Managing Human Resources (3)
HRM 505: Talent Management (3)
HRM 510: Compensation and Benefits (3)
|HRM 520: Managing the Global Workforce (3)
HRM 530: Employment Law and Labor Relations (3)
HRM 540: Human Resource Analytics (3)
|HRM 550: Diversity and Inclusion Management (3)
HRM 552: Organizational Development, Behavior and Leadership (3)
HRM 554: Organizational Consultation (3)
|HRM 600: Human Resource Management Capstone (3)|
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Director, M.S. in Human Resource Management
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