Lead institutional change through strategic human resource strategies and functions.

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management program is an intensive, accelerated and integrated learning experience that provides preparation for strategic human resource leadership in a rapidly changing, global marketplace. The program focuses on the qualitative issues of human resource management, enabling students to become lifelong learners through the understanding of the following: application of HR metrics and analytics, problem solving, critical thinking, systems thinking, management, decision making within a framework of ethical conduct, legal and regulatory guidelines, performance metrics, socially responsible leadership in a global environment, and communication with stakeholders.
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WHY SHOULD I STUDY Human resource Management?

Successful organizations often seek applicants with a postgraduate degree in Human Resource Management (HRM) because of the strategic knowledge and skills that they have developed. Every organization today seeks to attract the best talent possible which requires human resource professionals skilled in recruitment, training, performance management and employee development and motivation. The human resource field encompasses workplace communication, workplace safety, and much more. Building on our Jesuit tradition of values-based experiential learning, the College of Business and Economics cultivates leaders of integrity who think critically, communicate clearly and implement innovative solutions to complex challenges. We partner with business and community leaders to enhance economic, environmental, and social well-being.

IS the M.S. in Human resource management FOR ME?

Regis’ M.S. in Human Resource Management program is designed for individuals who wish to cultivate their leadership skills and make a significant impact within an organization applying leadership techniques, strategic management philosophies in varied industries and enterprises.

What types of people are attracted to our Human Resources Management program? Those interested in the program are likely to share common traits such as:

  • Effective communicator, both interpersonally and as a presenter
  • Innovator
  • Approachable
  • Time manager and be self-disciplined
  • Delegator
  • Decision maker
  • Have business acumen
  • Build trust and maintain confidentiality
  • Metrics oriented

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN REGIS’ M.S. in Human resources management PROGRAM?

The Regis Human Resource Management program focuses on the qualitative issues of human resource management, enabling students to become lifelong learners through the understanding of the following: application of HR metrics and analytics, problem solving, critical thinking, systems thinking, management, decision making within a framework of ethical conduct, legal and regulatory guidelines, performance metrics, socially responsible leadership in a global environment, and communication with stakeholders.

Our program challenges students to take responsibility for their personal learning experiences. Upon successful completion of the program, learners will have the knowledge and ability to:

  • Deploy appropriate metrics and analytics in to order to make strategic HR decisions.
  • Propose systemic and sustainable solutions to complex business problems using critical thinking applied through human resources conceptual and theoretical frameworks.
  • Make reasoned and ethical decisions based on professional standards and practices for ethical conduct, legal requirements, and regulatory guidelines.
  • Evaluate human resources performance, conduct research, and recommend changes to HR practices.
  • Practice socially responsible leadership in a changing global environment.
  • Communicate effectively and succinctly with all organizational stakeholders.
The Human Resource Management degree aligns with current HR scholarly literature and the associated pedagogical approaches. In addition, this degree offers a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) aligned curriculum. Regis University is the only institution of higher education in Colorado with undergraduate and graduate degrees that hold this distinction.


Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States and a member of the North Central Association.


The M.S. in Human Resource Management degree classes are offered evenings in classrooms or 100 percent online. The program requires just 30 credit hours. Classes are offered in an 8-week accelerated format.


Courses are offered in 8-week terms that begin in:


Career Opportunities

What career can I enter with a Human Resource Management degree?

With an M.S. in Human Resource Management degree, you’ll be prepared for a variety of roles in nearly every industry. Commonly held titles include:

  • Human Resources (HR) Manager
  • Human Resources (HR) Business Partner
  • Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner
Salary and employment information on the above job titles can be researched at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career support from Regis

The Center for Career and Professional Development at Regis provides you with the resources, training and advice to help you establish and meet your career goals. That means we’ll help you choose an academic major, explore and find a new career path or create the tools for a successful job search that will promote your career. To learn more, visit our Center for Career and Professional Development page.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (9 credit hours)
CBE 6010 Logic and Critical Analysis
CBE 6020 Leading in a New Era
CBE 6030 Business Intelligence and Analytics
Required Courses (18 credit hours)
HR 6350 Strategic Human Resource Management
HR 6360 Employment Law and Compliance
HR 6370 Strategies in Compensation and Benefits
HR 6380 Attracting and Retaining Workforce Talent
HR 6390 Employee Relations and Performance Management
LDR 6210 Leading Change and Innovation
Capstone (3 credit hours)
LDR 6820 Leading Responsible Organizations

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here

How to Apply

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Admission Criteria

Regis University’s College of Business and Economics is dedicated to delivering a world-class business education founded on individualized, values-based, experiential learning.  We seek to attract aspiring business leaders who demonstrate a passion for addressing today’s complex economic, environmental, and social challenges with an ethical and innovative approach that addresses urgent civil needs.

We base our admissions evaluation on the totality of information available in the admissions application. No single factor (GPA performance, essay, letters of recommendation, work experience or test scores) is the deciding factor for admission. We consider each application holistically, and take into account factors such as experience, fit with Regis University’s mission, aspirations, values, and accomplishments.

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or equivalent if bachelor’s is from outside the U.S.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission*

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • 3.0 GPA or higher in most recent 30 hours of accredited academic coursework required. All credits used to calculate GPA must be from a regionally accredited institution.  Official degree-bearing transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the Regis University Admissions Office (see below for address).
  • Current resume
  • Admission essay (instructions to upload your completed essay are included in the online application)
  • Our Admissions Committee encourages all applicants to take the GMAT or GRE. Other factors may be considered in lieu of the GMAT/GRE and are listed below. Official GMAT or GRE scores from tests completed within the past 5 years are necessary when submitting test scores.
GMAT/GRE Waiver Options
  • If applicant possesses a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, the GMAT/GRE is waived. 
  • If applicant has demonstrated two or more years or more of full-time professional work or military experience, including three years or more of project management/supervisory responsibility, an applicant may request an exception to the above requirements. 
  • If applicant has other relevant professional certification(s)*, strong career progression, or professional leadership experience, a GMAT/GRE waiver may be considered. 
  • If applicant possess an undergraduate degree from Regis University, the GMAT/GRE may be waived with two letters of recommendation from Regis University faculty.
*Examples of professional certifications that may be considered for GMAT/GRE test score waiver include, but are not limited to, SHRM-CP, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Accountant (CFA), Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt, or Project Management Professional (PMP). Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens or received their undergraduate degrees outside the U.S.  More information can be found here

NOTE: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed. An applicant not meeting the above requirements may submit a request for special consideration by the Admissions Committee.

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Regis University
Office of Admissions
Mail Code: P-28
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099

Electronic transcripts may be sent to sendtranscripttoRU@regis.edu

Applications are due one month prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


Visit our Cost of Attendance page to see the tuition and fee schedule for the Graduate Leadership and Management tab.