2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Human Resources

2020 Most Affordable Human Resources Masters Degrees Badge

Ranked by affordability, these 24 schools all offer online low-cost master's degrees in human resources. Tennessee State University, the #1 option, charges only $3,842 per year for its Master of Professional Studies - Human Resource Leadership. Fort Hays State University, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate $4,316 and offers classes such as Conflict Management Through Communication, and Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining, and Organizational Behavior in a Global Context.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $3,842
# 2 #2 $4,316
# 3 #3 $4,529
# 4 #4 $4,770
# 5 #5 $6,219
# 6 #6 $6,240
# 7 #7 $6,300
# 8 #8 $6,640
# 9 #9 $6,673
# 10 #10 $7,310
# 11 #11 $7,410
# 12 #12 $7,712
# 13 #13 $7,860
# 14 #14 $7,890
# 15 #15 $8,384
# 16 #16 $8,784
# 17 (tie) #17 (tie) $9,000
# 17 (tie) #17 (tie) $9,000
# 19 #19 $9,540
# 20 #20 $9,675
# 21 #21 $9,738
# 22 #22 $9,760
# 23 #23 $10,062
# 24 #24 $10,170
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,842
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,653
  • Example Classes: Compensation and Benefits; Conflict Management and Negotiation; Foundations of Leadership; Instructional Design Training and Development; Leadership in Organization; Recruitment, Selection, and Retention

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Professional Studies - Human Resource Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $4,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,743
  • Example Classes: Advanced Sociological Research; Conflict Management Through Communication; Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining; Organizational Behavior in a Global Context; Recruitment, Selection, and Retention; Total Compensation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management
  • Master of Professional Studies - Human Resource Information Systems
  • Master of Professional Studies - Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $4,529
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,772
  • Example Classes: Employment Law; Human Resource Analytics; International Business and Competitiveness; Managing in Diverse Organizations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $4,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 993
  • Example Classes: Adult Learning in the Workplace; Development of Training Programs; Leadership and Team Development; Organizational Change; Organizational Culture

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Professional Development
  • Master of Arts in Professional Development - Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Master of Arts in Professional Development - Diversity Awareness
  • Master of Arts in Professional Development - Executive Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Professional Development - Human Resource Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership - Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,219
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 730
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Human Resource Development
  • Master of Arts in Human Resource Development - Training & Development
  • Annual Tuition: $6,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,223
  • Example Classes: Designing Human Resource Development (HRD) Intervention; Occupational Analysis; Professional Presentations; Strategies in the Development of Human Resources; Video Lesson Development; Workforce Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • MBA in Human Resources
  • MS in Human Resource Development
  • MS in Human Resource Development - Leadership and Organization Development (Applied Research)
  • MS in Human Resource Development - Leadership and Organization Development (Thesis)
  • MS in Human Resource Development - Learning and Development (Applied Research)
  • MS in Human Resource Development - Learning and Development (Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,342
  • Example Classes: Employment Law and Labor Relations; Human Resource Policy; Program Appraisal; Strategic Human Resource Management Practices

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Management - Human Resource Management
  • Master of Public Administration - Human Resources
  • Annual Tuition: $6,640
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,929
  • Example Classes: Developing Human Capital; Ethics and Advocacy for Human Resource Professionals; Human Resource Information Systems; Human Resource Management Consulting; Managing Human Resource Projects

Online Master's Degrees

  • Jack Welch Management Institute Master of Business Administration in Human Resource
  • Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of Human Resource Management in Human Resource and Organizational Development
  • Master of Human Resource Management in Human Resource Generalist
  • Annual Tuition: $6,673
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 658
  • Example Classes: Dispute Resolution Management; Employment Law and Labor Relations; Industrial Organizational Psychology; Managerial Communication; Study Design & Data Collection; Workforce Planning and Employment

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,310
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 730
  • Example Classes: Compensation and Benefits; Employment Law; Staffing Organizations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Business Communication - Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,410
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,529
  • Example Classes: Employee Relation, Health, and Safety; Ethical Leadership and Management in a Global Economy; International Human Resource Management; Legal Environment of Employment Decisions

Online Master's Degrees

  • MPA in Public Human Resource Management
  • MS in Human Resource Management
  • MS in Management - Talent Development and Training
  • Annual Tuition: $7,712
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 15,787
  • 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)

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Diversity & Equity in Education - Human Resource Development
  • Master of Education in Human Resource Development
  • Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations
  • Annual Tuition: $7,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 253
  • Example Classes: Compensation; Conflict Resolution, Negotiation; Diversity in the Workplace; Employment Law; Leadership Theory and Ethics; Recruitment/Retention/Evaluation-Employees

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Management - Human Resources Management (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Management - Human Resources Management (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,890
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,960
  • Example Classes: Compensation Analysis; Ethics, Social Responsibility & Sustainability in HRM; HR Information Systems and Analytics; Issue of Employee Health in the Workplace; Managing Diverse and Globalized Workforces

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,384
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,476
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Administration - Human Resources
  • Annual Tuition: $8,784
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,744
  • Example Classes: Compensation and Benefits; International HR; Law, Regulation and the Workplace

Online Master's Degrees

  • MBA in Human Resource Management
  • MS in Management - Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,422
  • Example Classes: Global Human Resource Leadership; Legal and Human Resource Dimensions of Business Management; Maximizing Human Capital; Staffing and Talent Development; Strategic Labor Relations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master - Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,163
  • Example Classes: Developing a Competency Culture; Ethics for HR Professionals; Management Across Culture; Performance Assessment

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA - Industrial & Organizational Psychology: Human Resource Management
  • MBA - Human Resources Management
  • MS - Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,540
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 438
  • Example Classes: Employment Law; Managing Human Resources; Strategic Compensation Management; Strategic Human Resources Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Leadership - Human Resources
  • Master of Business Administration - Human Resources
  • Annual Tuition: $9,675
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,801
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Management - Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,738
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,094
  • Example Classes: Developing Performance Based Occupational Curriculum; International and Cross Cultural Teaching; Rationale and Evaluation of Human Resource Development Programs; Systematic Design of Human Resource Development Programs

Online Master's Degrees

  • Human Resource Development for Higher Education and Industry (M.S.)
  • Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Human Resources Development Concentration
  • Annual Tuition: $9,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,148
  • Example Classes: Diversity Management; Ethics; Health Care Law; Leadership and Management Development; Organizational Development and Change; Power & Politics in Organizations

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.Ed. in Professional Studies - Human Resources
  • MA in Management - Human Resource Management
  • MA in Organizational Leadership - Human Resource Management
  • MBA in Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,062
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,298
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. Human Resource Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 325
  • Example Classes: Compensation Management; Employee and Labor Relations; Employee Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration in Human Resources
  • Master of Science in Management and Leadership - Human Resource