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Quinlan School of Business

Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR)

A master's degree in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago sets you apart in a competitive job market. The MSHR (Master of Science in Human Resources), offered by the Institute of Human Resources and Employment Relations within Loyola's Quinlan School of Business, will give you the expertise and the alumni network to advance your career. You will enjoy all the benefits of our vibrant educational environment at the Water Tower Campus. Individual access to an alumni mentor will enrich your graduate education and increase your contacts in the HR community.

Our MSHR program develops leaders with sophisticated human resources and employment relations knowledge, a commitment to ethical and social responsibility and exceptional analytical, team and communication skills. Graduates of the program are in high demand because of their ability to help organizations attract, retain, and motivate talented employees.

Benefits of the program

  • Prepares students for a variety of leadership roles including HR generalist or specialist in global human resources, staffing, compensation/benefits, employment relations, or employee development
  • Encourages a global perspective through course work, interactions with international students and faculty members, and study abroad options
  • Makes available alumni mentors who are leaders in the Chicago’s human resources and employment relations professional community
  • Offers a degree that is certified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Promotes ethical and values-based leadership
  • Access to a network of 3,000 plus alumni who occupy HR Positions in almost every major organization in the Chicago metropolitan area

Request more information or visit our campus for an open house. Apply now for Loyola’s Master of Science in Human Resources.

Find Out More

Learn more about the MSHR degree through the following links:

Open House events provide an overview of the program as well as opportunities to ask questions of an admissions representative, current students, alumni, and faculty members. You can view the dates of upcoming open houses at: LUC.edu/gpem/openhouse/.

You also are welcome to contact our MSHR Director, Professor Dow Scott or Jessica Gagle, Enrollment Advisor.

Dow Scott, PhD
Director of MSHR and Professor of Human Resources 
and Employment Relations
Quinlan School of Business - Graduate Programs
Loyola University Chicago
Maguire Hall, 1 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.7518; dscott@luc.edu


Masters Degree in Human Resources – A Clear Career Advantage

Loyola's acclaimed Masters Degree in Human Resources program has been the source of outstanding HR professionals for more than 70 years. Over 3,000 alumni have notable HR positions in almost every major organization in Chicago and around the world. Their advanced knowledge and skills, business ethics, and social values are highly regarded. They remain active as guest speakers, mentors, instructors, and sources of internships and employment.

Apply now! You can also request more information online or visit our downtown Chicago campus for more details on our Master’s Degree in Human Resources.


Quinlan School of Business · Graduate Programs Office
1 E Pearson St, Maguire Hall 204 · Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6124 · quinlangrad@luc.edu

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