2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Human Resources

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These 25 schools offer online master's in human resources degrees for affordable annual tuition rates. Topping the list is Fitchburg State University with an MBA - Human Resources Management program available for only $5,533 a year. Students seeking a degree for less than $10,000 a year will find that schools number one through eight on the list meet this criteria; these schools also offer a wide range of degrees, such as a Masters in Strategic Human Resources, available at Utah State University (#2), and a Master of Arts in Education - Human Resource Development, offered by The University of Findlay (#5).

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online human resources degrees, including undergraduate options. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Fitchburg State University Annual Tuition $5,533
#2 #2 Utah State University Annual Tuition $6,698
#3 #3 University of North Alabama Annual Tuition $7,675
#4 #4 Greenville College Annual Tuition $8,360
#5 #5 The University of Findlay Annual Tuition $8,415
#6 #6 Northern Michigan University Annual Tuition $8,910
#7 #7 Warner University Annual Tuition $9,720
#8 #8 Bethel University - TN Annual Tuition $9,900
#9 #9 Lesley University Annual Tuition $10,370
#10 #10 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Annual Tuition $10,500
#11 #11 California State University-Dominguez Hills Annual Tuition $10,667
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) California Intercontinental University Annual Tuition $10,680
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $10,680
#14 #14 University of Saint Mary Annual Tuition $10,764
#15 #15 North Greenville University Annual Tuition $10,800
#16 #16 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Annual Tuition $10,963
#17 #17 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Annual Tuition $11,203
#18 #18 Corban University Annual Tuition $11,368
#19 #19 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Annual Tuition $11,473
#20 #20 Middle Tennessee State University Annual Tuition $11,560
#21 #21 Louisiana State University - Shreveport Annual Tuition $11,873
#22 #22 University of Louisville Annual Tuition $12,138
#23 #23 Baker College Online Annual Tuition $12,150
#24 #24 Tarleton State University Annual Tuition $12,239
#25 #25 Austin Peay State University Annual Tuition $12,359
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,533
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Practices for Managers; Legal Issues in Human Resources Management; Management Information Systems; The Human Resource Function and the Manager

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,698
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Career and Professional Development; Employee Relations and the Labor Movement; Leadership and Operational Excellence in a Global Context; Talent Acquisition and Retention; Total Rewards and Employee Performance; Training and Organizational Development

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,675
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, AACSB, and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Development of Educational Human Resources; Human Resource Management; Leadership and Team Building; Strategic HR Planning and Development; Survey of Global Human Resource Planning
  • Annual Tuition: $8,360
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Group and Team Dynamics; Human Resource Strategies; Legal and Ethical Environments; Managing Change; Organization Theory and Practice; Orientation

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,415
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment, Curriculum, Evaluation: Technology Integration; Increasing Effectiveness through Principle-Centered Leadership; Instructing the Adult Learner; Leadership and Organizational Behavior; Public Policy and Communication; Training and Development in Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $8,910
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation Design and Administration; Conflict Management and Collective Bargaining; Directed Study in Public Administration; Organizational Communication; Seminar in Public Personnel Law; Special Problems in Public Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $9,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution; Compensation and Benefits Administration; Employment Law and Human Resources Policies; Human Resources Management; Staffing Organizations; Training and Development for Business
  • Annual Tuition: $9,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management; Performance Management in Operations; Risk Management; Strategic Human Resources; Total Rewards: Compensation & Benefits; Workforce Planning & Staffing
  • Annual Tuition: $10,370
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Employee Relations Seminar; Employment and Labor Law; Human Resources Seminar; Labor Market Analysis; Workplace Diversity
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 37%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resources and Labor in the Public Sector; Managing People: A Human Resources Perspective; Techniques and Tools of Human Resources Administration; The Ethical and Legal Environment of Public Employment; The Politics and Process of Outsourcing
  • Annual Tuition: $10,667
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Benefits; Essentials of Human Resources Management; Strategic Human Resource Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management, Case Analysis and Readings; International Organizational Behavior; Leadership Development in Organizations; Project Management for Professionals; Strategic Management and Competitive Globalization; Training and Human Capital Development
  • Annual Tuition: $10,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Diversity Management; Ethics; Health Care Law; Leadership and Management Development; Organizational Development and Change; Power & Politics in Organizations

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,764
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Conflict Management and Negotiation; Legal and Ethical Environment of Business; Organizational Change and Development
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resources Compensation and Development; Human Resources Selection and Placement; International Human Resources; Strategic Issues in Human Resources
  • Annual Tuition: $10,963
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    Employment Law; Globalization and Diversity; Internal Consulting in Human Resources; Managerial Ethics and Issues; Organizational Measurement and Assessment Issues in Human Resources; Total Reward Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $11,203
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Analyze Workplace Learning; Design, Develop, Implement Workplace Learning; Establish Relations, Diagnose Organizations; Evaluate Workplace Learning; Human Resource Development; Plan and Implement Change Interventions
  • Annual Tuition: $11,368
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 31%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management; Human Resource Strategy; Managing Change; Organizational Behavior; Strategic Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,473
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Current Issues in Compensation and Benefits; Mangement and Labor Relations; Staffing and Evaluation; Strategic Management of Human Resources; Training and Development
  • Annual Tuition: $11,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Diversity in the Workplace; Employment and Human Resources Law; Globalization and the Professions; Human Resources Management; Instructional Design Training and Development; Statistical Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $11,873
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Labor and Employment Law; Managerial Use of Accounting Data; Organizational Behavior; Quantitative Methods in Business; Strategic Management of Human Capital
  • Annual Tuition: $12,138
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Evidence Based Research in Human Resources and Organization Development; Instructional Design and Development; Leadership in Human Resources and Organization Development; Organizational Analysis; Organizational Change and Consulting; Performance Improvement
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Benefits; Employee Staffing and Development; Human Resource Management; Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution; Strategic Organizational Development

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,239
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation Management; Evidence Based Decision Making; Global Human Resources Managment Practices; International Human Resources; Law and Regulations in Human Resources; Managing HR Development

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,359
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Conflict Management and Resolution; Employment and Human Resources Law; Instructional Design Training and Development; Leadership in Organization; Professional Studies: Issues and Ethics; Recruitment, Selection and Retention
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