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MS in Human Resources

Master's in Human Resources

The Pepperdine Graziadio master's in 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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Master's in Human Resources Application Deadlines

Fall 2018 Deadlines (Classes Start Aug. 27, 2018)

Round 1, Priority

Round 2, Regular

Round 3, Int'l*

Round 4, Final

Nov. 1, 2017

Feb. 1, 2018

Apr. 1, 2018

May 15, 2018

*Final Deadline for International Students Only

Spring 2019 Deadlines

Round 1, Priority

Round 2, Regular

Round 3, Final

Classes Begin

Oct. 5, 2018

Oct. 26, 2018

Nov. 29, 2018

Jan. 4, 2019

Explore Your MS in Human Resources Options

  Full-Time Part-Time
Location West Los Angeles West Los Angeles
Schedule Weekdays Weekday Evenings and Saturdays
Duration 12 months (minimum) 19 months (minimum)
Work Experience 1 year required (or equivalent) 3-6 years

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Which MSHR Format is Right for Me?

Depending upon your location and learning goals, you'll find each of our master's in human resources formats offers unique advantages. Regardless of the HR 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