Master of Science in Human Resources | Graziadio Business School | Pepperdine University

MS in Human Resources

Pepperdine Graziadio Masters Programs

The Pepperdine Graziadio Master of Human Resources is a graduate-level degree that equips students for careers in talent management—one of the most essential business functions. Our 39-unit program prepares you to manage the soul of an organization.

Learn how to leverage people's natural abilities and help them cultivate new strengths; understand the key tenets of employee motivation and performance; and gain expertise in aligning talent with an organization's strategic mission.


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Program Application Deadlines

Application Deadline

Fall 2017

Round 1: November 1, 2016
Round 2: February 1, 2017
Round 3: April 1, 2017 (Int'l Deadline)
Round 3: May 1, 2017 (Domestic Deadline)

Fall 2017 Class Begins

August 2017


Application Deadline

Spring 2018*

Round 1: Oct. 6, 2017
Round 2: Nov. 3, 2017
Round 3: Dec. 1, 2017
International Applicants: Oct. 15, 2017

Classes Begin

January 2018

*These dates are tentative and subject to change.

West Los Angeles Campus

Explore Your MS in Human Resources Options

  Full-Time Part-Time
Location Malibu West Los Angeles
Schedule Weekdays Weekday Evenings and Saturdays
Duration 12 months (minimum) 19 months (minimum)
Work Experience 0-2 years 3-6 years

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Which Program Format is Right for Me?

Depending upon your location and learning goals, you'll find each of our MS in Human Resources formats offers unique advantages. Regardless of the program you choose, you'll access the same MSHR curriculum and faculty, while strengthening your grasp of key talent management essentials.

See the MS in Human Resources Curriculum



Meet Our Faculty

“If people are truly our greatest asset, then Human Resources becomes the most influential lever for organizational success.”

Dr. Mark Allen

MSHR Faculty

Mark Allen

Mark Allen, PhD 
Program Chair, MSHR

Learn more about Mark Allen, Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management

Bernice Ledbetter

Bernice Ledbetter, EdD
Practitioner Faculty

Learn more about Bernice Ledbetter, Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management and Director of the Center for Women in Leadership

"Human Resource leaders are uniquely positioned to see the entire organization as a whole—one entity with many parts."

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

MSHR Faculty