What will I learn?

The immersive Master of Science in Human Resources program introduces the foundational scopes of talent management to meet organizational objectives as a strategic business leader. Offered in both a full-time or part-time format, you will earn a degree focused on leadership development, values-based change management, and the practical application of human resources theory to real-world scenarios.

Students in the program become strategic partners who understand how the human resources function aligns with and supports business objectives. Courses such as Talent Management, Total Rewards, and Human Resources Consulting and Managing Change will give you the knowledge and skills you need to apply your expertise to real-world consulting projects in coordination with global powerhouses, regional brands, and startups.

Which department am I in?

Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business

Study options

Full Time (12 -19 months)

Tuition fees
USD $1,895 per unit; Cost of tuition is in effect for the 2019-2020 academic year and is subject to change at the University’s discretion

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020


Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business

24255 Pacific Coast Highway,



90263, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students seeking admission to a master’s degree program must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to the time of graduate enrollment.

For international students

To be considered eligible for admission to the Full Time MS program, an applicant must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college/university or foreign institution. International academic institutions must be accredited by the ministry of education or accrediting bodies from their respective countries.

International first-year applicants must submit proof of English proficiency, which may be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Old SAT I Critical Reading of 450
  • New SAT I Evidence-Based Reading and Writing of 500
  • ACT Reading score of 24
  • Internet Based TOEFL score of 80
  • Paper Based TOEFL score of 550
  • An attested or watermarked copy of an IELTS exam of a score of 6.5 or higher
  • A "C" or better in a transferable English Composition course (not ESL) at an accredited US college or university
  • A "C" or better on the UK system AS or A-Level English Exams (not ESL), or Hong Kong system HKALE English Exam
  • The ELS Language Centers' Master level 112 class with a grade of "B" or higher
  • IB 1 English grade result of 5 or better (not ESL).

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About this uni

Graziadio Business School aims to produce innovative business professionals who will make a positive change to the community – locally and globally.

  • Part of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Los Angeles
  • Accredited business school recognized by Forbes
  • Accommodation with stunning ocean views
  • Graduate starting salary of up to $180,000