FAQ: Master's in Human Resource Analytics and Management

How is this online program different from others?
This innovative degree was developed under the guidance of expert HR professionals in direct response to a critical skill shortage of current professionals with the rapid technology changes in the industry. It offers the direct knowledge and experience you need in emergent HR technologies, analytics, decision and design sciences, and advanced HR concepts to answer high-level HR questions, solve current challenges, and advance organizational growth and your career.

What are the academic admission requirements for Master of Science in Human Resource Analytics and Management?
You must have a bachelor’s degree.

Do I need experience in human resource management to participate?
No human resource experience is required for admission to the program; however, this program is geared toward those with prior professional experience.

How long will it take to complete my program?
The program could be completed in 20 months by students taking two courses per semester.

What documents are required when applying?
The required application documents include:

  • A completed application
  • Phone interview with admissions advisor
  • Résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation, which may be from former professors as well as current or former employers
  • Transcripts from previous undergraduate and relevant graduate coursework (If a degree was earned outside the U.S., a course-by-course evaluated transcript is required.)

When is the deadline for application?
Application deadlines change according to the semester you wish to start. Please contact our online admissions staff for the specific deadline of your completed application documents.

Is financial aid available?
Graduate students enrolled at least part time in a Master's program at American University may be eligible for federal loans. To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Is this program offered on campus?
No. This is an exclusive program being offered online.

Is there a certificate option?
Yes. The online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Analytics & Management focuses on informed decision-making through human resource analytics and technologies If you decide to pursue the online MS in Human Resource Analytics & Management at a later date, you can use these 12 credits towards the full degree.

Will I be able to take advantage of the same resources as on-campus students do?
Yes, online students are encouraged to obtain a Student ID and take advantage of all of the same resources as our on-campus students.

Is this program SHRM-accredited?
This program is not SHRM accredited. However, this program was thoroughly-researched and developed with the input of an expert advisory council directly to answer the urgent need today’s HR professionals have to be fluent in analytics and emergent HR technologies.

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Align your education to the immediate and future needs of the HR industry with the Master of Science in Human Resource Analytics and Management from American University. Learn more now, or call 855-725-7614.