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  • Minimum Credits
  • Estimated Tuition
  • Duration
    2 Years

Program Overview

Become the strategic partner making key human-capital business decisions across your organization.

The online Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota prepares you to plan, execute, and meet your company's objectives, as well as retain top talent using rewards systems, conflict management, and goal assessments. You'll also gain the ability to train management-level staff in budgeting, communication, strategy, and ethics.

The curriculum is aligned to the standards set by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), so you can be confident that what you're learning applies to today's HR needs. Plus, after graduation, you'll be ready to sit for the Professional in Human Resources and the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification exams.

Program Highlights

Upon graduation, you'll be able to:

  • Expand the HR role in supporting organizational strategies
  • Develop strategic leadership goals with interdepartmental relationships
  • Evaluate human resource programs in key functional areas
  • Work across an organization to create systems for talent management
  • Collect and interpret data for organizational assessment
  • Model and teach effective cross-cultural competence
  • Demonstrate critical-thinking skills
  • Incorporate ethical and legal perspectives into all human resource activities

Career Impact

With your Master's in HR Management, your career focus is to act as the link between management and employees to facilitate your company's success. You'll empower colleagues to use their full potential, while you pursue your own career goals in a number of career options, including positions like these:

  • Human Resource Manager:
    $113,300 average annual salary1
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager:
    $121,000 average annual salary2
  • Chief Learning Officer:
    $154,587 average annual salary3
  • Training and Development Manager:
    $111,340 average annual salary4

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Managers. Retrieved from

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Compensation and Benefits Managers. Retrieved from

3Payscale, Chief Learning Officer Salary. Retried from

4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Training and Development Managers. Retrieved from

Course Information

This program prepares graduates for professional positions through a series of courses designed to provide essential leadership knowledge and skills. In addition, courses in general management principles and skills are required along with elective course topics. 

For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
  3. If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive provisional status in the program at the discretion of the MAHRM program director.
  4. $25 non-refundable application fee: Note that Saint Mary's alumni, students seeking readmission, veterans and active military personnel are exempt from this application fee.
  5. Official transcripts: An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits must be sent separately and directly from your undergraduate institution in a sealed envelope. We don't accept transcripts that are scanned, emailed, or faxed.
  6. A written statement: As you prepare your written statement, consider your prior experience, your personal strengths, and the unique attributes that make you a great fit for the online MAHRM program and a career in human resource management. Share your career goals and why you're seeking admission to Saint Mary's.
  7. Two letters of reference or recommendation: Letters should speak to your academic ability and professional or volunteer experience, and how they relate to the online MAHRM program.
  8. An up-to-date résumé: Include both your educational and professional experience.
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Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $640 Per Credit


Graduation fee:$190

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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