Program Overview

The Rutgers online Professional Master’s in Human Resource Management (MHRM) program is designed for human resource professionals and managers/supervisors with 4+ years of experience who look to advance their careers to senior HR or management positions.

The program offers in-depth human resource management knowledge and skills that will distinguish participants from their peers and enable them to communicate effectively with other executives on a regional, national and global scale. Graduates of the Rutgers MHRM program are HR subject-matter experts with high ability to connect and apply the HR function and its practices to organizational strategy within their organizations.

Key Features of our Online Graduate Program

  • World-class Faculty
  • 100% Online Program
  • No GRE/GMAT Required
  • Flexible Schedule
  • High-quality courses
  • Top-ranked University

Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty is regarded among the most accomplished globally for scholarly research in the HR discipline. Their expertise is diverse and comprehensive across all HR functions, combining outstanding research skills and hands-on industry experience. The courses that comprise the online MHRM program are designed and delivered by our core Rutgers Human Resource Management Department faculty, providing students in the program up-to-date high-quality course content and the ability to network with top faculty in the field.

Fully Online

The program is delivered 100% online and is suitable for working professionals enrolling in the program part-time as well as those who wish to pursue the degree as a full-time student. The program offers convenient access to attain a highly regarded advanced graduate degree with flexibility in location and timing.

No GRE/GMAT Required

The program is designed for experienced professionals with 4+ years of experience in HR or management roles. GRE/GMAT scores are waived as a requirement due to the experience level of the students in the program.

Flexible Completion Time

The Rutgers online Professional MHRM program can be completed by a full-time student in as few as 18 months. There is no minimum course load per semester for part-time students. The program offers enrollment in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms, offering flexibility in course scheduling for all students.

Comprehensive, High-Quality Courses

The online MHRM courses are designed by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations core faculty who are subject-matter-experts in the course topics they teach. The comprehensive program curriculum has been developed to ensure excellence in instructional design and consists of 8 required core HR courses, a capstone project, and 3 electives.

Top Ranked University and Human Resources Department

Rutgers University - New Brunswick ranks as the #1 public national university in New Jersey, #17 in the nation for public national universities, and #56 in the nation among all national universities according to U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges, and the #1 public university in the northeast by U.S. News & World Report. Rutgers ranks #41 among top global universities according to the Center for World University Rankings. Our Human Resource Management department faculty is nationally and internationally renowned for cutting-edge research and high-quality teaching. Students of the Rutgers MHRM program earn a graduate degree that is highly regarded in the HR field.

Networking with Other HR Professionals and Academics

Students have the opportunity to interact with experienced colleagues in their program cohort in addition to academic experts leading the instruction, strengthening their professional network and exchanging in-depth industry experience.

Distinguished Alumni

Graduates of the Rutgers Professional MHRM program join our network of distinguished alumni, many of whom are HR executives in top organizations.

Our Own Career Center and Support Services

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations has its own career center with staff dedicated professionals who offer job search resources and career counseling services. Our career services team maintains a robust network of industry connections and top organizations frequently contact us to refer our graduates. As an online student, you will have access to the same level of comprehensive support services provided to our traditional student body.

Online MHRM Curriculum

The online Professional Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management curriculum is comprehensive and designed to meet the needs of HR professionals to advance their career to top human resources and management positions. The curriculum covers 8 core courses, a capstone course, and 3 electives. A total of 36 credits is needed to attain the degree.

Core Courses (8 courses, 24 credits)
  • Linking HR to Business Strategy
  • Managing the Global Workforce
  • Managing Rewards Systems
  • Managing Workforce Flow
  • Workforce Analytics & HR Data-Base Decisions
  • Developing Human Capital
  • HR Decision Making: Financial Decisions
  • Employment Law
Capstone Project (1 course, 3 credits)
  • Capstone Project
Elective Courses (select 3 courses, 9 credits)
  • Economics and Demographics of Labor Markets
  • Organizational Leadership and Change Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • The Inclusive Workplace

World-class HR Faculty

Apply Now to the Online MHRM ProgramRutgers University–New Brunswick ranks 35th globally in scholarly quality according to the 2018–2019 Center for World University Rankings. The Rutgers Human Resource Management (HRM) Department faculty, in particular, are highly regarded nationally and internationally for research output and scholarly impact. Located within the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, the HRM Department consists of more than 30 core faculty members, with additional part-time faculty who are also seasoned educators with extensive hands-on industry experience.

The spectrum of our faculty research covers most human resource functions and activities along with emerging trends in the field. As a student in our online professional master’s program, you will be interacting with one of the most reputable, diverse, industry-connected and knowledgeable HR faculty worldwide and will graduate from a top-ranked human resource management department in research and teaching.

How to Apply to the Online MHRM

Applications to the Rutgers Online Professional Master’s in Human Resource Management (MHRM) program are collected by the Rutgers Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions. You need to apply online and submit all of the required application materials before our admissions team can review your credentials for admission. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2019 semester is August 1, 2019.

To start the application process, visit the Graduate Admissions website and select “Apply Now” in the upper right corner of the page. The first step is to create a login ID and PIN. Once you have done so, you can work on your application, save it, and come back to finish it later.

Application Requirements
  • Statement of purpose (personal statement)
  • One official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • $70 nonrefundable application fee
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or an equivalent international university by the time you join the program
  • At least four years of experience in Human Resources, Management, or a combination of both

Test Requirements

  • NO GRE/GMAT required
  • TOEFL or IELTS required for international students only
Process to Apply Online

The Rutgers Graduate Admissions secure online application uses high-grade encryption to protect your information and requires an updated browser with pop-ups, cookies, and JavaScript enabled.

During the online application process, you will:

  • Create a login user ID and PIN
  • Fill in biographical data and residency information
  • Select the program you are applying for: Professional Masters of Human Resource Management - Online
  • For international students only, enter any TOEFL or IELTS test scores
  • Provide information on each institution you obtained a degree from
  • Enter the email address for each of your recommenders
  • Type or enter the text for your personal statement
  • Submit the application
  • Pay the application fee
  • Upload your resume and other supporting documents

Once you create your login ID and PIN and start your application, you can always save what you have entered and come back later to finish your application.

Submitting Your Application

Once you have finished entering in the information for your application, read over what you have entered carefully. Then hit Submit Application to submit your online application. If you have left any information out that is required or is incorrectly entered, you will get a message at the top of page, in red, telling you what is missing.

Pay the Application Fee

After you submit your application, you will be requested to pay the nonrefundable application fee. It is recommended that you pay online by credit card or e-Check using the Graduate Admissions secure, encrypted website.

You can pay the application fee at a later date by logging in as a returning applicant. Click on the "Pay" link under Application Fee for your program. However, your application will not be reviewed until your fee payment has been received.

Upload Your Supporting Documents

After you have submitted your application and paid your fee, within approximately 24 hours you should be able to access the Graduate Admissions Supporting Documents website. Using your login ID and PIN, you will be able to upload your resume and other supporting documents, such as an unofficial copy of your transcript.

Check Your Status

Checking your status is the fastest way for you to know what activity is taking place with your application, including your admissions decision. You can also check to see that if your recommendations and transcripts have been received by the Graduate Admissions office. Within approximately 24-48 hours of submitting your application, you should receive an email with an RUID number. Using this RUID number you will be able to log in and check the status of your application. After you submit your application it may take up to 72 hours before you can check your status.

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