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Studying Human Resource Management at Purdue – Purdue Krannert

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Students Discussing The Applications of a Masters in Human Resource Management.

Are you interested in a human resource management masters? HR managers provide strategy in the management of talent to help a business gain a competitive edge.

You have many options when deciding where to study human resource management. In this blog, we will be talking about the Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program here at Krannert. If you are searching for a top-ranked program with real-world experience, our program may be the perfect fit.


The MSHRM program is broken up by modules. You can earn your MSHRM degree in as little as 3 semesters (6 modules). Each semester consists of 2 eight-week modules.

This 48-credit degree contains the following:

  • 12 hours of MSHRM core classes. Examples include staffing tools and compensation and rewards.
  • 8 hours in MBA core courses. Examples include employment law and launching global leaders.
  • 16 hours in MSHRM electives. Examples include managing human capital globally and talent management.
  • 4 hours accomplished by taking the Human Capital Consulting Project (Experiential Learning).
  • 8 hours in MBA electives. Examples include marketing management and strategic management. 

Real-World Opportunities

Our MSHRM program offers many opportunities to gain experience before graduation. Through networking and hand-on experiences, students get insight into real-world applications.

Students can participate in case competitions, consulting opportunities, and our Human Capital Consulting (HCC) capstone experience courses. These HCC courses invite student teams to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained in their coursework to help a real company.

Program Cost and ROI

The program costs for the MSHRM are:

$11,209.00 per semester for Indiana residents*

$21,092.00 per semester for non-residents of Indiana*

*All fees are subject to increase based on approval by the Purdue University Trustees

After graduation, students have found positions with companies like Amazon, Procter & Gamble, General Electric, IBM, and China Critic Press, among others. Our 2017 class boasts an average salary of $76,636 and a median salary of $82,000. Of the 26% that reported a hiring bonus, the average was $9,083 and the median was $8,500.


Our students and faculty strive to make our MSHRM a leading program. We arere honored to have been named the #2 Human Resource Management Program by


Where you choose to study for your human resource management degree is a big decision. If you want a culture that supports innovative thinkers and ample real-world opportunities, Krannert may be a fit for you. We would love for you to visit us and meet with our human resource management faculty before you make your decision. Are you ready to start an application for our MSHRM program? Visit this page to find out more.