Knowing how to manage people is a valuable, as well as highly marketable, skill. Washington University's 36-credit Master of Arts in Human Resources Management program, designed for part-time evening students, is an outstanding and practical choice for working adults.
Advantages of the Washington University M.A. in Human Resources Management (HRM) program:
•It offers part-time graduate education that will not interrupt professional careers;
•Courses typically meet one evening a week during a 15-week semester;
•Courses are taught by University faculty and human resources professionals with advanced degrees who are working in the field;
•Fellow students are often employed in St. Louis's leading organizations and bring a wealth of experience to the classroom setting;
•An education of the highest quality and lasting value.
Admission to the program is on a selective basis. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Although no specific undergraduate major is required for admission into the program, course work in psychology, economics, and accounting is useful. In addition, applicants should have strong writing skills and a strong undergraduate record.
Applicants must submit the following:
•A completed Application for Graduate Admission form, including an essay of 300 to 400 words describing their interest in and qualifications for the program;
•A nonrefundable $35 application fee;
•Official transcripts of all previous college work (undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate); (University College can request the transcript(s) on your behalf, click here for the transcript release form)
•Three academic or corporate letters of recommendation; (click here for reference form)
•Results of the Miller's Analogy Test or the Graduate Record Exam;
•A personal interview is strongly recommended.
Admission Time Line: University College and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences review completed applications and make admissions decisions on a rolling basis. The process typically takes four to six weeks, and so we urge applicants to submit their materials by the following schedule in order to ensure a timely decision: mid-November for spring; mid-April for summer; mid-July for fall. If you plan to apply for federal financial aid, please note that this process can take six to eight weeks. It is suggested that applicants begin by completing their FAFSA at the time of application. For additional information about Financial Aid and step-by-step Financial Aid application instructions, click here. Qualified students may take up to six units on a non-degree basis. To do so, fill out and submit this Graduate Unclassified Study Program Application form.
To receive the M.A. degree in Human Resources Management, you must complete 36 units of graduate-level course work with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. Course work must meet the following distribution requirements:
Core Courses (18 credit units)
•21st Century Perspectives on Organization and Human Resources (U87 506)
•Integrative Capstone Project for Human Resources (U87 514)
•Organizational Behavior (U87 520)
•Strategy Formation and Organizational Effectiveness (U87 559)
•Principles of Finance (U87 582)
•HR Metrics (U87 529)
The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis