In the MS in Human Resources program, you will complete coursework incorporating financial management, operational strategy, and human resources law, positioning you to employ a wide variety of skills for a successful, meaningful career. Faculty with rich industry experience will guide you through relevant and realistic case studies, challenging you to build management skills applicable to a diverse, evolving workforce and positioning you to assume leadership roles in the field.

Connect learning to practice

Lasell's philosophy of Connected Learning provides you with opportunities to draw on both your professional experience and newly acquired knowledge and skills to enhance your career prospects. Rigorous coursework is complemented by opportunities to put learning into practice, including a Capstone research experience and lectures from industry leaders (in person and via live stream) who present and discuss their work. 

Explore Human Resources Careers

Use the below Career Insights Tool to explore the different career options available for a Master's in Human Resources. The tool is powered by Burning Glass and pulls real-time data from labor market information. The tool uses AI to analyze all current job postings giving you the insight you need to make the right career decisions.  Jobs that have the highest earning potential by industry and geography and specific skills employers need for those jobs can be found through this tool.   If you find these careers are not for you, explore the "other options" button to find more information on other careers. 


The MS in Human Resource curriculum provides a graduate with the skills and knowledge foundation to become a leader in the Human Resource field in the private and public sectors. This program requires one capstone experience where students can pick from a project (MGMT798) or an internship (MGMT799).

Get information on our Course Schedules

Global Leadership
3 credits
Research Methods
3 credits
Strategic Information Management
3 credits
Financial Management
3 credits
Operations Strategy
3 credits
Human Resources Management
3 credits
Human Resource Law & Compliance
3 credits
Performance MGMT & Employee Development
3 credits
Employee Relations, Engage & Retention
3 credits
Employee Learning & Development
3 credits
Diversity, Inclusion & Countering Bias
3 credits
Research Project Capstone
3 credits
Internship Capstone
3 credits


Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's MS in Human Resources must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission.  The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

The program has two prerequisites:

  • Students must complete MGMT 702 before taking the Capstone.
  • Students are required to complete 27 credits before taking the Capstone.  However, this requirement can be waived depending on special circumstances (i.e. student gets an offer of an internship before completing the 27 credits)   Students must have a GPA of 3.0 to graduate.  They must complete at least 30 credits, including the capstone, at Lasell.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts of all college-level coursework*
  • A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  • Resume

* A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than three years of professional work experience.

Materials can be uploaded in MyPortal or emailed to gradinfo

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466