The Human Resources Track in the Professional Master of Science in Management (PMSM/HR) program is accredited by AACSB International and its curriculum is formally aligned with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). It is designed for working professionals who aspire to become leaders in human resource management or general management.
This program is a professional program with a market rate tuition, and is considered a part-time program. The tuition is the same for Florida residents and non-residents. Please visit www.business.ucf.edu/graduate-programs for more information.
This 30-hour program provides an alternative to the MBA degree for students who desire specialized study in management and human resources, and seek employment or career advancement in the areas of human resources, strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, staffing, compensation and employee relations.
- 20-month program offered downtown Orlando
- Limited class size, cohort program
- Classes meet Monday and Wednesday evenings
- Minimum two year work experience requirement that includes human resources or HR-related experience
- Personal interview required for admission
The innovative curriculum combines general management and strategic business classes with advanced coursework in management of human resources. It provides students with the latest business techniques and knowledge required to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. One main component of the program is a focus on developing practices and methods that align human resources activities with organizational strategies and provide students with the knowledge required to successfully anticipate, plan, and carry out changes.
Students with a wide variety of backgrounds, including those with degrees in business, education, hospitality, nursing, and psychology are encouraged to apply.
This program is a professional program with a market rate tuition, and is considered a part-time program. The tuition is the same for Florida residents and nonresidents. Please visit www.business.ucf.edu/graduate-programs for more information.
The Human Resources Track in the Professional Master of Science in Management (PMSM/HR) program is designed for working professionals who aspire to become leaders in human resource management or general management. This 30-hour program provides an alternative to the MBA degree for students who desire specialized study in management and human resources, and seek employment or career advancement in the areas of human resources, strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, staffing, compensation and employee relations.
Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
Core Courses—15 Credit Hours
Students take five courses, selected by the program advisor, from the courses listed below.
Specialization Courses—12 Credit Hours
Students take four courses, selected by the program advisor, from the courses listed below.
Capstone Course—3 Credit Hours
The Professional Master of Science in Management/Human Resources (PMSM/HR) capstone course, MAN 6915 - Applied Field Project , is required for all PMSM/HR students. This capstone course applies concepts, theories and methods learned earlier in the program to organizational problems in business settings.
Additional Program Requirements
Any student enrolled in a College of Business Administration master’s degree program who earns more than two final course grades below a B- will be dismissed from the program and retention plans will not be supported by the College of Business Administration.
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- Current Résumé.
- Goal Statement. Prepare a goal statement that answers the following questions.
- Describe what motivated you either professionally or personally to pursue a master’s degree.
- Describe the steps you took to select UCF and this program. Include how long you have been considering graduate school and how you learned about our program.
- Describe a specific academic experience or professional business skill you hope to acquire through the program and how you plan to use it going forward.
- Recommendations. Provide three email addresses of recommenders in your application from professional sources. One recommendation must be from a current or previous supervisor.
- Review Process. Your application will be reviewed once all required documents are received. Assuming you meet our admission requirements, you will be asked to one of the following: schedule an individual or group interview, meet with an advisor or attend an information session. Admission decisions are made after the review process is complete.
The GMAT is not required for Executive or Professional Degree programs.
- A computer-based score of 233 (or 91 internet-based score) on the Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) is required if an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language, or if an applicant’s degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the only official language or a university where English is the only official language of instruction. Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will accept IELTS scores of 7.0. For more information, go to www.ets.org/toefl.
- Applicants applying to this program whose completed bachelor’s degree is from a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Early application tuition discounts are available for this program. To view early application discount deadlines, and for more information, visit the Executive Development Center website at www.business.ucf.edu/graduate-programs.
|The MS in Management/Human Resources program is taught at the UCF Executive Development Center in downtown Orlando each spring term.-
|This program is part-time only and therefore cannot accept international applicants.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.