2019 Most Affordable Online Master's in Human Resources

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The most affordable online master's in human resources can be found at these 25 universities. With tuitions under $12,000 per year, all of these schools are great options for prospective HR students. Amberton University has the lowest tuition on the list at $4,770 for a Master of Science in Human Resources Training & Development. Second-ranked American Public University System offers both a Master of Arts in Management - Human Resource Management and a Master of Public Administration - Human Resources. Tuition at the master's level is $6,300 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in human resources degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,112
  • Example Classes:
    Adult Learning in the Workplace; Development of Training Programs; Human Resource Inventory; Interpersonal Relations; Leadership and Team Development; Motivation
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,961
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Benefits; Employee Training and Development; Employment and Labor Relations; Employment Law and Labor Relations; Human Relations; Human Resource Development
  • Annual Tuition: $6,494
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 199
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation; Conflict Resolution, Negotiation; Diversity in the Workplace; Employment Law; Leadership Theory and Ethics; Recruitment/Retention/Evaluation-Employees
  • Annual Tuition: $6,502
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 520
  • Example Classes:
    Dispute Resolution Management; Employment Law and Labor Relations; Ergonomics; Industrial Organizational Psychology; Intercultural Communication; Managerial Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $7,456
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 13,019
  • Example Classes:
    Collective Bargaining; Economics of Human Resources; Foundations of Business and Management; Human Resources Management and Strategy; Human Resources Staffing and Planning; Quantitative Methods in HR (Statistics)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,116
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,538
  • Example Classes:
    Career Development for Human Resource Professionals; Facilitation & Conflict Management; Human Resource Training & Development; Managing Cultural Diversity; Public Personnel Management; Team Building and Group Decision Making
  • Annual Tuition: $8,296
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 697
  • 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: $8,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 745
  • Example Classes:
    Career Development Counseling; Communication Skills for Human Resource Development; Employee Assistance Issues; Human Relations; Human Resource Development Ethical Issues; Meditation and Conflict Resolution
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,842
  • Example Classes:
    Finance for HR Leaders; HR Action Research at Work; Legal Environment for HR Leaders; Recruitment, Selection & Retention; Strategic HR and Measurement
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,437
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Performance Management; Creating a Diverse and Ethical Workforce; Global Human Resource Leadership; Human Resource Management in a Global World; Labor Relations and Employment Law; Legal and Human Resource Dimensions of Business Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,180
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,748
  • Example Classes:
    Business Analytics and Decision Making; Decision Making for Leaders; Global HRM; Human Resource Management; Legal Implications in Human Resource Management; Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,289
  • Example Classes:
    Diversity Management; Ethics; Health Care Law; Leadership and Management Development; Organizational Development and Change; Power & Politics in Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $9,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 448
  • Example Classes:
    Employment Law; Managing Human Resources; Strategic Compensation Management; Strategic Human Resources Development
  • Annual Tuition: $9,636
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,198
  • Example Classes:
    Designing Human Resource Development (HRD) Intervention; Occupational Analysis; Professional Presentations; Strategies in the Development of Human Resources; Video Lesson Development; Workforce Development
  • Annual Tuition: $9,675
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,361
  • Example Classes:
    Change Management; Conflict Management and Alternative Dispute Resolutions; Employee Staffing and Development; International Human Resources; Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution; Principles and Practices of Performance Improvement
  • Annual Tuition: $9,975
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,155
  • Example Classes:
    Comprehensive Reward Systems; Human Resource Development; Planning and Execution of Strategy; Social Responsibility, Ethics and Law; Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning; Theory and Application of Managerial Communications
  • Annual Tuition: $10,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,370
  • Example Classes:
    Change Management and Conflict Resolution; Compensation Management; Ethics and Social Responsibility; Planning and Staffing; Training, Development, and Evaluation
  • Annual Tuition: $10,125
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 918
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Quality Management; Business Ethics; Creative Problem Solving; Current Issues in Human Resources; Employee Training and Development; Interpersonal Skills for Virtual and Co-Located Teams
  • Annual Tuition: $10,206
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 258
  • Example Classes:
    Decision-Making and Essential Business Communication; Ethical and Legal Aspects of Management; Evidence Based Tools for HR Decision-Making; Labor Management Relations in the Global HR Environment; Organizational Renewal and Development; Staffing, Performance Management, and Training

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,251
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,118
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Benefits; Diversity in the Workplace; Employment and Human Resources Law; Globalization and the Professions; Instructional Design Training and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Retention
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,342
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Performance Management; Human Resource Law; Management of Organizational Relationships; Management of People in Society; Strategies for Recruitment and Selection of Human Resources
  • Annual Tuition: $10,728
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,109
  • Example Classes:
    Employee Selection and Evaluation; Global Economic Environment; Human Resource Management; Managing and Leading Individuals and Groups in Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $11,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,756
  • 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: $11,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 373
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Organizational Behavior; Human Resource Metrics and Statistical Research; Human Resources in a Global Environment; Labor and Employee Relations; Organizational Change Management; Strategic Recruiting, Retention and Succession

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,050
  • 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
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