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Master's in Human Resources

Take your education anywhere. Human resources is a career path that permeates every industry and has a global impact. Our master’s in human resources prepares you to meet the changing needs of today’s workforce and business environment. You’ll focus on solving real problems facing the global workforce today in a program that’s aligned with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) curriculum guidelines and templates. Indiana Wesleyan’s human resources master’s program’s curriculum includes practical, applicable assignments that you can immediately apply in your career. Earn your HR master’s degree 100% online and in approximately 18 months.

Why Pursue My Master’s in Human Resources Online at IWU?

Many of IWU’s Wesleyan’s human resources master’s program’s faculty members are SHRM certified and have experience as HR professionals and business owners, so you can feel confident you are receiving an industry-relevant HR master’s degree. We provide resources to help you excel, from tech support to tutoring, and our faith-based guidance will help you grow academically and personally. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career.  Plus, IWU’s tuition guarantee lets you lock in your tuition cost at the beginning of your program.

What Will I Learn in a Master’s in Human Resources Program?

During your HR master’s program, you will develop an understanding of the key role employees play in fulfilling the mission, vision, and goals of an organization while integrating your faith in your career and professional development. You’ll learn to analyze the challenges facing your workforce and develop appropriate strategies and solutions, including ethical policies and procedures that support the workforce.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

36 Credit Hours


$575/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Master’s in Human Resources Program?

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence.

+ MGMT-501 | Foundations of Graduate Business | 3 Hours

+ MGMT-512 | Ethical and Legal Aspects of Management | 3 Hours

+ COMM-515 | Decision-Making and Essential Business Communication | 3 Hours

+ HRMT-535 | Human Resources Management | 3 Hours

+ FINC-510 | Financial Reporting and Analysis | 3 Hours

+ HRMT-536 | Evidence-Based Tools for HR Decision-Making | 3 Hours

+ HRMT-537 | Staffing, Performance Management, and Training | 3 Hours

+ HRMT-538 | Total Rewards Management | 3 Hours

+ HRMT-539 | Labor Management Relations in the Global HR Environment | 3 Hours

+ HRMT-541 | Strategic Risk Assessment | 3 Hours

+ HRMT-542 | Organizational Renewal and Development | 3 Hours

+ HRMT-590 | Human Resource Management Capstone | 3 Hours

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Training and Development Manager

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on official transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 credit hours was completed. If an applicant's GPA is below 2.5, the student may be admitted on a probationary basis, as established by the guidelines of the DeVoe School of Business.
  • All credits required in the curriculum sequence with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of "C" in each course. A grade of "C-" or below will require the course to be repeated.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 in all IWU graduate work.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

Education programs at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th Street, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-223-0077.

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