The MS in Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD) prepares students to become strategic business professionals with specialized expertise in effectively leading and managing talent in today’s global organizations. Taught by leading scholar-practitioners in human capital management, the program explores the principles of management and organizational behavior, introduces students to data-driven metrics and managerial decision making, and delves into business strategy and ethics to provide students with a significant competitive advantage to succeed in the fast-changing world of business.
MS in Human Resource Management and Development
Our curriculum aligns with the SHRM professional body of knowledge, science, and field tested competencies targeted for a successful human capital management career.
Our curriculum incorporates real-world trends and solutions, allowing students to effectively integrate learning from the classroom into the workplace.
Award Winning SHRM Student Chapter
Since its inception, our student chapter has won the SHRM Superior Merit award for the past five years due to their professional outreach, programming, and networking events.
All students take a set of eight core courses, which provide a solid foundation of business knowledge and skills.
Students will take one elective course as part of the degree program. This elective can be in any subject matter within the four concentrations or an internship course (if applicable).
Some students choose to pursue internships for academic credit (conditions apply). This provides them the opportunity to acquire professional experience and add a real-world perspective to their studies. The course complements on-site work at a corporation, nonprofit or governmental organization, educational institution, or small and medium sized company that provides an educational experience for the student, under faculty supervision. Students apply the knowledge acquired through their coursework to industry practice and explore career options.
Students apply knowledge from the core curriculum towards one of four areas of concentration. Selection is based upon a student’s personal interests and professional goals.
The Capstone experience allows students to synthesize the knowledge which they have acquired either through an extensive business simulation conducted in the Special Projects course or by completing a thesis.
Capstone- Special Project: Applied HR Strategies
This requirement will consist of an intensive exploration of the applied aspect of human resource strategy. Students will be assigned to teams each of which manages an organization that competes against one another in a Human Resources Management simulation. This affords students the unique opportunity to make decisions, assess outcomes, and make adjustments when necessary. The simulation can be programmed to simulate a profit or nonprofit organization that is in manufacturing or service. Typical decision variables involve wages, replacing employees, hiring, promoting from within, training costs for promotions, fringe benefits, budget for other activities, safety, employee participation programs, grievances, human resources information systems, performance appraisal programs, affirmative action program, production levels, overtime, employee morale, turnover, and absenteeism. Finally, students will be required to submit a detailed, written report on a case study analyzed over the course of the semester.
Capstone- Research Project: Thesis
This degree is a 42-credit program consisting of a required set of core courses (8 courses, 24 credits total), a student-selected elective course (1 course, 3 credits total), and a required capstone special project or capstone research project thesis (1 course, 3 credits total)
Students select one of the following concentrations. Within each concentration students complete a series of required and elective credits.
Human Capital Management
For students who intend to work for start-ups or small organizations and aspire to advance their HR generalist skills and competencies.
Global Talent Management
For students, especially those who currently work for, or intent to work for, multinational companies, and wish to develop competencies in global talent management processes and techniques.
For students who aspire to advance their skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, assessment and analysis planning, organizational alignment and development, and alignment of HR metrics with strategic corporate objectives.
Learning, Development, and Executive Coaching
For students who intend to aspire to advance their skill-sets in adult learning theory for the workplace and creating internal or external executive coaching programs.
View the Capstone Special Project full-time sequence for a recommended schedule.
View the Thesis full-time sequence for a recommended schedule.
We carefully weigh each component of your application during the admissions review process to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum that the School offers.
Priority: January 15
International Final: April 1*
Domestic Final: July 1
*THE INTERNATIONAL FINAL DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 1
Priority: September 15
International Final: October 1
Domestic Final: November 30
Two Letters of Recommendation
Standardized Tests (If required by Admissions team)
We require transcripts from all institutions where college credit was received.
Application Fee $150
Tuition depends on the number of credit hours a student enrolls in each semester. A part-time student taking 6 credit hours is billed $13,778 for tuition and fees for a semester. A full-time student taking 12 credit hours is billed $22,699 for tuition and fees for a semester. For a full breakdown of tuition and fees visit the Bursar's website.
TOEFL scores are required for applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is not English. Successful candidates achieve a minimum score of 110 on the Internet-based test.
For the IELTS, a minimum overall band score of at least 8.0 is recommended.
NYUSPS does not prohibit applicants with lower TOEFL/IELTS scores from applying for admission since many factors influence the admissions decision.
Pearson Versant English Placement Test (VEPT)
If an international applicant has not achieved the minimum scores as described above, they are required to participate in the VEPT, a 50-minute online test that evaluates English language proficiency.
95.3% of NYUSPS Human Resources Management and Development graduate students reported being employed within six months of graduation.
Alumni of the NYUSPS Human Resources Management and Development program land opportunities across a wide range of levels, organizations, and geographic locations. Below are sample employers and job titles reported over the last five years:
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (USA)
Marina Maher Communications
New York Times
New York University
NORGES Bank Investment Management
Oxford University Press
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Tiffany and Co.
Weight Watchers International
Whole Foods Market
Global Senior Director
HR Business Partner
HR District Manager
HR Operations Analyst
Lead Program Associate
Learning and Development Specialist
Senior HR Representative
Senior Leader, Talent Management
Talent Acquisition Specialist
University Recruiting Lead
As professional relationships are an essential part of student success, the NYUSPS Wasserman Center for Career Development and the Division of Programs in Business partner on a variety of career initiatives.
Financing Your education
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