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School’s Fully Online MPS Degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations Ranked as Best in the Nation

In 2008, LER became the first academic unit in the College of the Liberal Arts, and one of the first at the University, to offer a fully online Master’s degree through Penn State’s new World Campus (WC). The Masters in Professional Studies (MPS) in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), is currently the most popular MPS degree offered online through the WC.

In 2008, LER became the first academic unit in the College of the Liberal Arts, and one of the first at the University, to offer a fully online Master’s degree through Penn State’s new World Campus (WC). The Masters in Professional Studies (MPS) in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), is currently the most popular MPS degree offered online through the WC.  While the majority of students in the program are early-to-mid career HRER professionals, the program also attracts individuals wishing to transition to the HRER field.  The program has proven to be particularly popular with graduates of our program who are looking to add a masters degree to their credentials.

The degree is aligned with SHRM curriculum guidelines and has been granted Approved Provider status by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The Best Schools web site (http://www.thebestschools.org/rankings/best-online-master-human-resources-degree-programs/) has ranked the program as the best online Master’s in HR degree program in the country.

Students in the program also report high levels of satisfaction. The first question on the exit survey distributed to graduates asks students is “Overall, how would you characterize your experience in the MPS in HRER Program?” As the table below indicates, for the 2016 spring, summer and fall semesters, all of the students in the program who completed the survey indicated their experience was either “extremely positive” or “positive.”

2016 MPS in HRER Graduate Exit Survey

 

Totals

Percent

Extremely positive

41

64%

Positive

23

36%

Neither positive nor negative

0

0

Negative

0

0

Extremely negative

0

0

For more information on the program, please visit the following website: http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/human-resources-and-employment-relations-masters/overview

 In addition, if you would like to speak with someone about the program, you can contact the following members of our Online Program Team--Trisha Everhart (pxm205@psu.edu),  Amy Dietz (ard5@psu.edu), or Antone Aboud (aja19@psu.edu).