Framingham State campus

Framingham State University’s Master of Human Resources (M.H.R.) with a Concentration in Human Resource Management program is designed to provide qualified individuals from any undergraduate major with the conceptual, analytical, and operational knowledge needed to assume a position in human resource management. Our Master of Human Resources (M.H.R.) program curriculum aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) requirements. Click here to view a copy of our certification.

The program is based on an orientation which provides a proper balance of theoretical and practical knowledge as well as in-depth preparation in human resource management. Philosophically, the program assumes that excellence in human resource management requires an understanding of both the internal aspects of the modern profit or non-profit organization and the external environment in which it functions.

To acquire this understanding, students are exposed to courses in the areas of management, accounting, finance, economics, and human resource administration.

At the completion of the program, students are expected to possess the sophisticated analytical, verbal, and intellectual skills needed to forecast personnel needs, hire new employees, and create an environment which promotes maximum employee satisfaction and efficiency.

Program Coordinator and Advisor: Professor Robert Awkward


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220