# Best HR master's programs

A master’s in HR can lead to career advancement and better-paid positions in areas such as strategic human resources. We rank the best human resources masters programs according to our methodology.

Our master’s in human resources rankings cover 115 of the 183 universities available, accounting for 78% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $54,374.

#### University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

The e**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $72,926

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

The **debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### Texas A & M University, College Station

College Station, Texas

The e**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $37,899

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

The **debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### University of South Carolina, Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina

The e**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $43,553

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

The **debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $47,671

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### University of Houston

Houston, Texas

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $25,476

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $34,691

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### Emmanuel College

Boston, Massachusetts

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $10,582

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $34,685

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Virginia

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $20,829

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### Houston Baptist University

Houston, Texas

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $35,029

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $8,774

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $22,312

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### Utah State University

Logan, Utah

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $32,300

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### University of Wisconsin, Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $9,768

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $13,759

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $45,528

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### Pace University

New York, New York

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $38,583

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $25,519

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $13,887

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#### University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

**conomic Score** is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earnings*plus. *We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

^{Plus}: + $9,127

**Earnings Plus** compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

**debt-to-earnings ratio** is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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### How long does it take to pay down debt in human resource mgmt.?

1 year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in human resource mgmt. is covered by average graduate earnings in 1 year.

### How much do graduates with master's degree in human resource mgmt. earn?

$54,470

The median master's degree in human resource mgmt. graduate earns $54,470 3 years after graduating.

### How much does a master's degree in human resource mgmt. cost?

$22,857

The average annual cost of a master's degree in human resource mgmt. is $22,857. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.