The Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER) is a 33-credit master's degree for professionals already working in human resources/employment relations field or those with a strong, fundamental understanding of HRER. The program consists of nine required courses (27 credits) and two elective courses (6 credits), which will determine your area of concentration for the HRER master's degree.
A typical student will take one or two 3-credit courses per semester.
Your course work culminates in a capstone class in which you will demonstrate an understanding of the curriculum and apply it to your professional areas of interest in human resources and employment relations.
Optional Intensive Courses
Each summer select courses are offered on campus, allowing you to earn credits while enjoying the University Park campus experience. Learn more about our optional intensive courses.
Earn HRCI Recertification Credits
The Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Employment Relations is an Approved Provider of the HR Certification Institute. Completing the entire program can grant you credits toward your PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertifications.