Rutgers' MHRM program is internationally renowned for its research and teaching in the areas of strategic human resource management, global employment strategies, new approaches to worker involvement, and the transformation of work.

A Top-Tier Ranked STEM-Designated Graduate HR Program

Did you know that a HR manager can earn a base salary of $88,000 and is included among Glassdoor's 10 Best Jobs in America report? The Rutgers MHRM program has a 96% placement rate. 

Through SMLR's Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) degree, you will gain the key, professional skills needed to become an organizational leader.
The Rutgers MHRM is a STEM master's program, which signals that our program provides the rigor and analytic framework underscoring the sciences and technology. This designation offers our students a competitive advantage with potential employers. 

Latest News:

Photo of Scarlet Strategists in case competitionSMLR HRM Student Teams Excel Through Annual Case Competition

On December 9, 2022, the three teams comprised of talented Rutgers SMLR Human Resource Management students from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds came together to deliver their comprehensive solutions during the Fall 2022 Jim Chelius Case Competition sponsored by WCG.

> Read more about the Fall 2022 case competition

Key Features of our MHRM Program

MHRM In Person Top Pay

Top Pay
$55K – $110K+ 

MHRM In Person Funding

Scholarships / Assistantships 

MHRM In Person Top Employers

Top Employers
Honeywell • IBM • GE
Many others

MHRM In Person Great Location

Great Location
NYC • NJ • Philadelphia

MHRM In Person Career Escalator

A Career Escalator
Build your career
and your network

MHRM In Person HR Knowledge

HR Knowledge
Skill building and latest trends

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our academic programs and admissions processes reflect our commitment to be a welcoming place that values and promotes diversity, ensures equitable access to all opportunities, and provides an affirming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

MHRM Alumni Spotlight

Click below to learn where some of our graduates are now.

Image of Briana Bergin MHRM Testimonial
Image of Briana Bergin MHRM Testimonial
Meet Our Alumni
Image of Tom Costello MHRM Alumni Testimonial
Image of Tom Costello MHRM Alumni Testimonial
Meet Our Alumni
Image of Eddy Hernandez MHRM Testimonial
Image of Eddy Hernandez MHRM Testimonial
Meet Our Alumni
Image of Shreya Parekh MHRM Testimonial
Image of Shreya Parekh MHRM Testimonial
Meet Our Alumni
Image of Romario Nicholas MHRM Testimonial
Image of Romario Nicholas MHRM Testimonial
Meet Our Alumni
Image of Angela Zhang MHRM Testimonial
Image of Angela Zhang MHRM Testimonial
Meet Our Alumni

What You Can Do With a Human Resources Degree

U.S. News and World Report interviewed Rutgers HRM Department Chair Scott Seibert about the value and versatility of a degree in HRM, noting top-level HR executives can earn as much as $300,000 plus stock options and other benefits. Read more

Convenient Location Near Major Cities, Cultural Centers, & Employers

Rutgers is conveniently located to major east coast metropolitan cities, diverse cultural centers, and corporate employers. We leverage our locale to offer courses off campus in partnership with a variety of organizations.  

Competitive Internships Leading to an HR Career: A True Career

Interested in on-site experience? 

Paid internships are available and are strongly recommended for students without prior experience in HRM. These opportunities have resulted in robust careers for many of our graduates.

Each year, our students are placed in esteemed organizations. SMLR alumni are employed in leading corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations around the globe, including: GE, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Lockheed Martin and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

In response to growing demand for HR professionals steeped in analytics, we have launched an exclusive cutting-edge concentration in HR Analytics. 

Top Ranking Faculty With Applicable Research For Today's Practitioners 

Our faculty have the most citations per publications among peers, according to Academic Analytics.

You will be able to pull from our faculty's research, which are applicable to today's workers. You'll learn how to strategically align employees with business objectives and spearhead organizational goals. Our faculty members are also frequently mentioned in the press and quoted as experts on the latest trends in the rapidly changing field of HR. 

Networking Opportunities With Senior HR Professionals

SHRM Outstanding Student Chapter AwardYou will have the opportunity to join the award-winning Rutgers Society of Human Resource Management (RU SHRM) graduate chapter. RU SHRM is a student unit of the national Society for Human Resource Management—the world's largest association devoted to human resource management, representing more than 200,000 individual members. 

The graduate chapter has received the 2020 - 2021 Outstanding Student Chapter Award, a national recognition, for the eleventh time in twelve years. Among its achievements, RU SHRM organizes an annual conference attended by more than 200 senior, HR professionals in top corporations. 

We also compete favorably in Big Ten graduate case competitions. These competitions provide outstanding HR professional development experiences and invaluable networking opportunities. Are you ready to join us?​

Watch as one of our graduates explains describes her experiences in Rutgers SMLR's MHRM Program.


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