Become a Values-Based HR Leader—Wherever You AreBecome a Values-Based HR Leader—Wherever You AreBecome a Values-Based HR Leader—Wherever You Are

Pepperdine’s Online Master’s in Human ResourcesPepperdine’s Online Master’s in Human ResourcesPepperdine’s Online Master’s in Human Resources

The online Master of Science in Human Resources program from Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School prepares you to become a key contributor at your organization and align talent with your company’s mission—without having to relocate or put your commitments on hold. Combine a business-school education with HR courses in topics such as DEI and global business.

Complete in as Few as 16 Months  |  No GMAT/GRE Required  |  AACSB-Accredited

Why Online?

  • Train with faculty who are doing big things. You’ll learn from faculty members who have real-world experience leading teams at organizations like Boeing, Hilton, and NASA.
  • Learn HR leadership and organizational skills you can apply immediately. You’ll attend weekly live classes and complete engaging course work on your own time in between classes.
  • Engage with classmates during lively class discussion. You’ll work in teams, join peers and faculty for an on-campus immersion in Malibu, and connect with a network of more than 40,000 values-driven professionals across the globe.
  • Attend a program designed to fit your goals and your life. You can choose to enroll full or part time, and speak with admissions or student support about your professional goals at any time.


Through our 30-unit curriculum, you will learn to maximize employee performance, strategically lead teams, and manage organizational change. The inclusion of business courses helps prepare you to engage in strategic decisions that drive the best possible outcomes for both employees and organizations.

The online Master of Science in Human Resources program aligns with official curriculum requirements of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which helps ensure program excellence and professional readiness.

Career Outcomes

Earning your master’s in human resources online can give you a competitive edge in the field. As a graduate of the program, you will be prepared to pursue various roles, including:

  • HR business partner
  • HR business manager
  • organizational development consultant
  • training and development manager

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for human resource managers to increase 6 percent by 2029. In 2019, the median pay for that position was $116,720.1


Pepperdine Graziadio Business School values diversity both in our applicants’ academic backgrounds and life experiences. Our online master’s in human resources program is designed for professionals with two or more years of relevant career experience.

Classes begin in January, May, and August. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed by the admissions committee on a rolling basis. To apply, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Questions? We’re Here to Help.

Our admissions team is readily available to speak with you and offer support at every step of your application. Request more information and an admissions counselor will contact you.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Managers, on the Internet at (visited October 25, 2020)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference