Master of Science in Strategic Human Resource Management

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About the Online MS in Strategic Human Resource Management

As businesses become more employee-centric, the role of human resources managers grows more important — and more complex. Today’s HR managers oversee the cultivation of sustainable work environments that ensure employees feel validated and are poised to succeed.

The online Master of Science in Strategic Human Resource Management at Athens State University will prepare you for this new frontier of human resources, showing you how to develop policies and procedures that serve organizational goals and employees’ needs. You’ll develop a legal and ethical framework that allows you to implement strategies that lead to productive and fulfilling workplaces.

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Affordable Tuition

Cost per credit for the online MS in Strategic Human Resource Management program is just $348 plus fees.

Athens State boasts one of the most affordable tuition rates among state universities in Alabama and Tennessee.

Athens State offers a flexible tuition payment plan that works with your budget.

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83% of Athens State alumni are employed following graduation — outperforming average national employment rates.*

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Experienced Faculty

98% of faculty members from Athens State’s College of Business have industry experience and joined academia with the goal of using their expertise to help students succeed.

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Small Classes

Small class sizes — typically around 18 students — deliver a personalized learning experience.

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Because our tuition is affordable, our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation.*

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Our online bachelor’s degrees are designed with flexibility at the forefront, so students can balance their studies with their busy lives.

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Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with 200 years of academic excellence.

*according to a 2019-20 Alabama economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass

How to Apply

To be considered for admission to the online MS in Strategic Human Resource Management program, prospective students must:

  • Complete an application for graduate admission and submit all official transcripts
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit all additional documents required by the program, noted in the application
  • Meet all published deadlines for submission of application materials

Prospective students who earned a bachelor’s degree with a GPA below 3.0 but above 2.5 may be eligible for conditional admission. Contact an admissions advisor for more details at

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Strategic Human Resource Management Careers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of human resources professionals to grow 6% between 2019 and 2029.

Our online MS in Strategic Human Resource Management can help you start a career in the following settings:

  • Federal agencies
  • Municipal agencies
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Technology

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