Human Resources (MS)​, Combined Bachelor's + Master's Degree

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​The combined Bachelor's + Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These three graduate level courses will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

DePaul Undergraduate Degree + Human Resources (MS)​

The Master of Science in Human Resources addresses the need for strategic and business-minded professionals to manage today's organizational workforce issues. Students gain proficiency in a wide range of human resources areas including employee attraction and retention, diversity, the global economy, employee training, career development, new technology, incentives, total rewards and performance management.

The program prepares students for careers such as compensation consultant, benefits consultant, trainer, HR analyst, recruiter, labor relations representative and HR director.

DePaul degree-seeking undergraduate students interested in earning a Master of Science in Human Resources may apply to the bachelor's degree/Human Resources (MS) combined program. Students may be able to obtain both degrees in an expedited period, typically in five years.

Admission

Students must formally apply and be admitted to the Department of Management before beginning their graduate coursework. Upon identifying themselves as a combined degree applicants, the GMAT/GRE requirement will be waived. Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria may apply to this program:

  • Junior standing or higher (at least 88.0 credits)
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 3.20 

Students participating in this program will typically take the following three graduate level courses during their senior year:

Course Title Quarter Hours
MGT 500MANAGING FOR EFFECTIVE AND ETHICAL ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 14
MGT 555STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 24
Select one of the following:4
RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION 3
TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT 4
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 5

These three courses may double-count up to 12 credits towards both degree programs. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the completion of all undergraduate work while the MSHR will be awarded upon completion of the remaining graduate level work.