Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota


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Gain the HR skills to advance with a flexible, affordable master’s degree and certificate program.

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Why Choose an Online Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota?

  • Coursework allows you to enhance your breadth and depth of knowledge while also specializing in areas of interest such as payroll, counseling, and more.
  • Learn what it takes to make a positive impact within organizations, and society as a whole, by connecting with experts in the field.
  • Coursework aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management ensures you’re learning the most up-to-date information.

The online Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Saint Mary’s gives you the breadth of knowledge higher-level human resource positions require. As you advance in your career, it helps you effectively relate to all departments within an organization and, more specifically, each department’s people.

In this 36-credit, 24-month program, you will study a curriculum aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and prepare for the PHR/SPHR certification. You’ll gain the skills you need to relate to every department and lead positive change throughout your organization.


Saint Mary’s also offers 12-hour graduate certificates to help you accelerate your skills in just one year. These affordable programs can be taken alone, or you can apply your credits toward the online M.A. in Human Resource Management. For example, the skills you gain in our Human Resource Management certificate are directly applicable to the graduate degree program.


Other Certificate Options Include:

  • Finance
  • Healthcare Administration
  • International Development
  • Project Management
  • Nonprofit Management

Digital Credentialing

As part of our commitment to your success Saint Mary’s is offering an opportunity for you to be awarded digital credentials or digital badges. The badges are a graphic representation of your achievement after completing a specific course or graduate certificate program.


Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs Graduate Certificate Badge, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota


For each successful course completion in the Finance, Human Resource Management or Project Management graduate certificate programs a digital badge will be awarded. Once the graduate certificate has been completed your achievement will be recognized with a certificate completion badge. Learn more.


Invest in Your HR Career

As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, the need for human resource staff to oversee and administer their programs and careers will increase. There will also be an increasing need for specialists in training and development departments to teach employees new skills as jobs become more complex and technology advances. Saint Mary’s online HR Management degree program will provide you with the skills and competencies needed to fill these roles.

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HOLLY TAPPER: Our Master's in Human Resources Management degree at St. Mary's University is a great opportunity for a human resources professional to get the extra specialized skills that they need to be successful in today's workforce.


MICHELLE PYSKATY: They have made the online course very easy for somebody who has a very busy lifestyle.


HOLLY TAPPER: Our students are professionals. They have busy, hectic schedules with families, with travel, especially work travel, and the online environment is flexible and meets their needs.


MICHELLE PYSKATY: I chose St. Mary's because they align their curriculum with the Society of Human Resources Management.


HOLLY TAPPER: We've got classes in compensation and benefits, and labor relations, employment law, management principles, ethics, and all of those targeted areas that an HR professional needs to know about really to rise to that next level of knowledge and that next level of professional capability in the organization.


MICHELLE PYSKATY: You get more into performance management. It's not just hiring people, firing people, sticking to the law.


HOLLY TAPPER: We try very hard to make sure that our mobile learning experience applies to the HR professional.


MICHELLE PYSKATY: The technology is very easy to use.


HOLLY TAPPER: By the use of FaceTime through their iPads, students get to work collaboratively, provide feedback to each other, and really support each other in a personable way.


MICHELLE PYSKATY: I was definitely surprised at how close I felt with my fellow students.


HOLLY TAPPER: The online environment is 24/7. Even our support desk is 24/7.


MICHELLE PYSKATY: The faculty was one of the things that I liked most about St. Mary's. They're very warm, they're very engaging.


HOLLY TAPPER: Our program really teaches students to be able to problem solve and to research and then take that academic research and apply it back to the problems that they're facing at work.

The program curriculum is aligned with the Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRM) and prepares you for the PHR/SPHR certification.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resource managers is projected to grow 7 percent through 2018 to 20281.


To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor at 877-308-9954 or use the Request More Information form on this page.


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

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