What type of HRM programs does UConn offer?

The University of Connecticut offers three graduate programs in Human Resources to meet and exceed your personal and professional goals.

UConn’s Graduate Programs in HRM feature three dynamic programs including an MS in HRM offered in a 100% online format or in an online/in-person hybrid format, and an HR Graduate Certificate. This enables students to choose between a fully online delivery or, for those in close proximity to Connecticut, a hybrid delivery that allows for live, on-campus classroom engagement. Each modality will allow students to focus on one course at a time on a part-time basis. Each course is held in seven-week consecutive modules resulting in an accelerated graduate HRM degree program.

Choose the HRM graduate program that meets your personal and professional goals

Program Benefits Credits Location Completion Time Cohort Customize Your Courses
MSHRM Hybrid Networking with peers 33 Mostly online with 1 Saturday per month in-person 20 Months Yes 6 Elective Credits
MSHRM Online Collaborating nationally 33 100% online 20 Months Yes 6 Elective Credits
HRM Graduate Certificate Accelerated credentialing 12 Hybrid or In-person As little as 2 semesters No 12 Credits/ All Customizable
  • Online and In-Person
  • 33 Credits
  • Collaborate, Engage, Network
  • 100% Online
  • 33 Credits
  • Connect from across the nation
  • Online and In-Person
  • 12 Credits
  • UConn Community
  • Flexible, Customizable, and Focused

"[The UConn HRM program] really is a place where you can draw unique insights and ideas based on other individuals' experiences that you can leverage in your own problem solving and strategic planning." –Karolina LaFlamme '23 MSHRM

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33 Credits

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90% asynchronous course content Online

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Supportive Cohort Community

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Part Time

1 Saturday per month in Hartford, CT

20 Months to Complete

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Core Classes

MENT 5377  Human Resource Metrics and Talent Analytics

MENT 5401  Managing Risk in the Workplace

MENT 5639  Diversity and Inclusion

MENT 5650  Interpersonal Relations, Influence, and Ethical Leadership

MENT 5675  Business Acumen and Strategic Human Resource Management

MENT 5676  Human Capital and Workforce Capability Development

MENT 5680  Talent Management Through the Employee Lifecycle

MENT 5681  Human Capital and Teams

MENT 5805  Human Resource Management Capstone


BLAW 5220  Employment Law

MENT 5138  Managing Organizations

MENT 5223  Managing Innovation and Change

MENT 5250  Consultative Management for Business Function Professionals

MENT 5420  Employee and Labor Relations

MENT 5674  Negotiation Strategies

MENT 5678  Total Rewards and Performance Management

Capstone Course

The final class in the MSHRM program is MENT 5805 Human Resource Management Capstone. Within the course, students work with their instructor to select a topic that demonstrates their ability to define, analyze, evaluate, and identify strategic solutions that address a major issue, problem, or opportunity within the field of Human Resources. The capstone project allows our students to integrate their academic learning with real-world experience by developing a comprehensive systemic analysis of a Human Resources business case. Students will outline the issue, identify possible risks, evaluate potential solutions, recommend a course of action, and outline next steps for implementing the resolution. For more information about the Capstone course, please contact our Program Director, Moira Rosek.

How to Apply

Application Instructions

Start your online application. You will need to create a username and password to access your online application during your application process, as well as to check the status of your application and your admissions decision.

Application Fee

The application fee is $75 and must be paid online with a credit card.  There are no waivers, deferments, or refunds of application fees unless otherwise noted.  Please see the Graduate School website for a complete list and instructions for applying for a waiver.

For all active duty, veterans, guardsmen and reservists, a fee waiver will be applied upon indicating your military service within your application.

Application Status

After you have completed and submitted your online application, you will be able to check the status of your application, as well as access your admissions decision online.  With the exception of uploading unofficial transcripts, it will not be possible to make any changes to your responses. Please contact us if you have any application updates after submission.

Uploading Documents

As part of the application process you will be asked to upload unofficial transcripts as well as essays and other documents. Documents are requested in PDF, DOC, or JPG formats.  If you have difficulty uploading your documents please contact us for assistance.

Cohort Learning

UConn HRM students study alongside a talented and diverse cohort of classmates, building professional networks that extend beyond the classroom experience.

Who Should Apply

The ideal candidate will have a storing interest in the HR career field. Work experience and/or internships are preferred, but not required for admission consideration. Professional experience raises the caliber of learning in the classroom through thoughtful and extensive team projects and discussions of real-world situations and solutions. While previous experience in the Human Resources field is not a requirement, it is also preferred. An MS in HRM complements and further builds upon SHRM related coursework.

The University of Connecticut requires that all applicants to graduate programs hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.

Fees for the Program

The Graduate Program in Human Resource Management follows the School of Business graduate program fees, which are $1,050 per credit for 2022-23.  The approximate cost of the MS in Human Resources Management degree in the 2022-23 academic year is $34,650 not including course materials.