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MS Human Resource Management

WVU’s Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) is one of the oldest, and most celebrated HR/IR programs in the country. MSHRM students participate in a wide variety of co-curricular learning opportunities, including off-site company visits, networking events, industry conferences, internships opportunities, and the Eaton Practicum Series.

Students must complete a supervised internship as part of the MSHRM program requirements where they are exposed to the many facets of HR management. Internships have been completed in diverse environments such as manufacturing facilities, corporate headquarters, and operation centers. During their internship experience, students build hands-on expertise that complements their in-class learning and continue making professional contacts that may lead to full-time employment after program completion.

Eaton Practicum Series

The WVU MSHRM program curriculum includes practicum that provides both professional and career development opportunities. Practicum is designed to build skill sets that will assist students not only in obtaining a professional position upon graduation but will be utilized throughout their career.

Job Placement Stats for 2020 Graduates
*approximate numbers based on survey of recent grads

  • Average Starting Salary: $75,000
  • Job Placement Rate: 95%

Our graduates are recruited and employed by:

  • Bridgestone
  • Dow Chemical
  • Eaton
  • TechnipFMC
  • General Electric
  • JLG
  • La-Z-Boy

  • Marathon Petroleum
  • PPG
  • PepsiCo
  • Synchrony Financial
  • Keane Group
  • WVU Medicine
  • UTC


Our SHRM-approved curriculum ranges in topic from employment law to human resources information systems, and is taught by experienced faculty and industry experts.

Cost and Financial Aid

Academic Common Market

Residents of Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Louisiana, and Virginia can apply for instate tuition through the Academic Common Market program. Students should contact their states' ACM coordinator to apply.

Academic Common Market

Tuition Loyalty Program

Did you graduate from a West Virginia college or university? If so, you can get in-state tuition in our Master of Human Resource Management program.


Experiential learning opportunities are embedded into many courses in the curriculum, enabling students to work on meaningful, applied projects while learning core content. Additionally, all students complete an applied internship experience. Many organizations return to WVU each year seeking MSHRM students as summer interns, and many of those lead to full time employment offers upon degree completion.

Experiential Learning Opportunities


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