Online Master's Degree (MS) in Human Relations & Organization Development

Champlain College online human relations & organization development master's degree student

100% Online Degree Teaches How to Successfully Lead and Manage Diverse Talent

Champlain College Online's Master of Science in Human Relations and Organization Development is the first of its kind and is uniquely situated to prepare students to nimbly address the organizational challenges in today's global organizations, including diversity and inclusion, and utilizing data-driven metrics and business analytics. 

Designed for professionals looking for more than an online master's degree in human resources management, our MS in Human Relations and Organization Development is interdisciplinary by nature. The master's program aims at creating new perspectives and methodologies for identifying and leveraging opportunities masked as challenges, and the cultural context within which they manifest. 

By combining the expertise and value of a master's degree in human resources with organizational strategy, the program facilitates both career change and advancement for graduates offering a dynamic, relevant body of knowledge and vast opportunities for real-world application. 

Designed for Mid-Career Professionals or Those Seeking to Join the Field

Taught by leading practitioner-scholars in the human resources management industry, the program explores the principles of management and organization behavior to mold each student into a reflective, self-aware and engaged leader. 

Students gain a competitive advantage by choosing to complete an embedded certificate in Conflict Management, Employment Law, Leadership, or Positive Organization Development. The opportunity for specialization combined with a stand-alone, online master's degree in Human Relations and Organization Development makes our program an exciting turning point for HR professionals looking to take the next step in their work life, or applicants preparing to launch a career in organization development and human resources management. 

Benefits of the MS in Human Relations and Organization Development

  • Complete Courses 100% Online.

    Earn your graduate degree from wherever you live and enjoy the convenience and flexibility of a remote course of study.
  • Hone Coaching Skills to Develop Self-Aware Leaders.

    Cultivate an organization's leaders through sophisticated and effective coaching techniques.
  • Build an Understanding of Ethics in the Workplace.

    Integrate ethical frameworks into your organization's culture and apply what you've learned to on-the-ground problem solving.
  • Learn from Experts in the Field.

    Courses are led by practitioner-scholars with extensive experience in their respective fields.
  • Earn Your Specialized Certificate. 

     Organizations are hungry for professionals with expert knowledge in the human resources management field. Rise above the competition with an embedded certificate in Conflict Management, Employment Law, Leadership or Positive Organization Development.

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Our Affordable MS in HR & Organization Development Program

Program at a Glance

The MS in Human Relations & Organization Development overview page offers you a complete snapshot of the program in one, easy-to-digest page. Learn about the time to completion and overall cost of this accelerated, online master's degree that you can complete in less than one year. See our admission requirements and use our quick links to get where you need to go to learn more and get started on your path to an advanced degree.


The courses in Champlain College's online MS in Human Relations & Organization Development degree provides advanced knowledge and immediate take-aways for you to apply on the job! These online courses are focused, relevant and are delivered in 8-week sessions.

Program Certificates

The online Human Relations & Organization Development master's degree is designed for professionals who want more career options, and the ability to specialize in an area of interest. Choose from a number of graduate certificates that are completed while you progress on your master's journey. Expand your network of professionals across the country as you engage with students in other disciplines. And, develop yourself as a well-rounded professional with a diverse and multifaceted graduate-level knowledge base and skill set.

Learning Outcomes

Each Champlain College academic program is comprised of specific learning outcomes that a student can expect to demonstrate mastery of at program completion. Further, each class comes with a syllabus that provides specific learning objectives. Many students find that they are able to put this learning to use right away, allowing them to leverage their workplace as a learning laboratory and differentiate themselves from day one.

Admission Requirements

At Champlain College Online, our comprehensive admissions process is designed to take into account your whole story. We are interested in your previous academic record, but knowing you have much more to bring to the table as a working adult, we'll also consider your current and previous work experiences, as well as your personal and professional goals.

Academic Calendar

The online MS in Human Relations & Organization Development has six start dates throughout the academic year in which students can enter the program.  View our academic calendar to see specific start dates and plan when starting the program will work best for you.

Tuition & Financing

Find out more about the tuition for our affordable online master's degree in human relations & organization development, as well as ways to help finance your education.

Program Director

Learn more about Kierstyn Hunter, program director for the MS in Human Relations & Organization Development degree. 

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