Early Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
Application Deadline: July 1, 2021

UCF’s Professional Master of Science in Management – Human Resources Track, is a unique program for working professionals who aspire to become leaders in human resource management or general management. Fully-aligned with the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidelines, the program’s curriculum focuses on advanced coursework in management and human resources. The PMSM HR is designed for professionals with human resources experience who seek career advancement in the areas of human resources, strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, staffing, compensation and employee relations.


Starts Credits Cost Length Location
August 2021 30 credit-hours $30,000 20 months UCF Downtown

Program Overview

The UCF PMSM/HR track’s innovative curriculum combines general management and strategic business classes with advanced courses in human resources management. Participants gain the latest business techniques and knowledge for success in today’s competitive marketplace. Students learn how to develop practices and methods that align human resources activities with organizational strategies and long-term plans, providing students with the knowledge required to successfully anticipate, plan, and carry out changes.

Program Format & Schedule

The UCF PMSM/HR is presented in a cohort format with a limited class size. The cohort experience allows for a diverse group of professionals from a variety of academic and industry backgrounds to enhance their capabilities and broaden their prospective while expanding their professional network.

The UCF PMSM/HR track program is a 20 month program/30 credit hour curriculum with classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:00-9:50 p.m., at UCF Downtown.

“The cohort experience provided a place to share experiences, both personally and professionally. By the end of the program, lasting friendships and professional networks were formed – not only with classmates, but also with faculty and staff.”

Christine Murphy, PMSM Human Resources Class of 2009, HR Business Partner, CBRE

SHRM Curriculum Alignment & Certification

The UCF PMSM/HR is a certified SHRM HR curriculum program. Our curriculum is fully aligned with the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidelines. Students enrolled in the UCF PMSM HR program are eligible to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam in their final year of study, and must have a minimum of 500 hours of relevant experience to apply.

Caliper Profile & Certification

All PMSM HR students complete a Caliper profile – the most accurate and versatile instrument for employee selection and development. The program incorporates Caliper case studies throughout the curriculum. Included with the program, students have the opportunity to participate in a one-day training and become certified to interpret personality, team composition and leadership development reports. Learn more.

Access to ADP’s Workforce Now

ADP is an industry-leading HR processing company (payroll, benefits, time and attendance, employee retention and development). ADP learning modules are integrated throughout the curriculum and students have access to ADP’s proprietary enterprise platform, Workforce Now. Students also have opportunities for ADP internships, applied projects and the option for company certification.

Who Should Apply

The UCF PMSM HR track program is for professionals with who seek to pursue or advance a career in human resources. Students with a variety of backgrounds, including those with degrees in business, education, hospitality, nursing, and psychology are encouraged to apply.

Typical job categories of our PMSM HR graduates include employee relations, training and development, talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, diversity and HR generalist.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution and a minimum of two years professional or human resources-related work experience.

Class Profile

Average Age – 30
Gender – 80% female
Average GPA – 3.3
Average work experience – 7 years
Undergraduate major – 32% business, 5% STEM, 63% social science/other
Top industries – Education, professional services, consumer products


The UCF PMSM is a market-rate program with an investment of $30,000 which includes 30 credit hours, laptop computer, course materials (except text books), parking downtown, orientation and graduation events, and lifetime UCF Alumni membership.





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