Maxwell Rollins

Maxwell Rollins

Tenured Professor of Business, Director of Graduate Programs
Jones Hall

MS HRM – Program FAQs


First, you need to go to CSU’s Online Application and apply for our graduate program of your interest. Then you will send the needed documents for your acceptance.

Our graduate level courses for the MS HRM program are offered in online and blended formats. Blended courses meet one night a week during the fall and spring semesters.

Our graduate level courses for the MS HRM program are designed to accommodate the working professional’s schedule.

All of our MS HRM courses are available to be completed online. Students can also take courses in the blended format. You may take either type of course interchangeably.

In order to maintain full-time enrollment status, you will need to be enrolled in at least six credit hours (typically two courses).

Part-time status is simply a student enrolled in less than six hours. Most of our graduate students are enrolled in six credit hours per major semester.

In most cases, the GMAT is waived if the admissions committee believes that a student’s educational and work histories demonstrate potential for success in the program. However, as is true in any reputable MS in human resource management program, a GMAT may be required to determine whether the applicant has the potential to successfully complete the program.

Tuition, Fees, & Financial Aid

Please visit the Tuition & Costs page for full tuition information.

Case studies and other resources that professors may require.

Some professors elect to use proctoring services such as Proctor U or onsite testing centers. There is a fee for online proctoring services like Proctor U. There may be a fee for using offsite testing centers. More details will be outlined in each professor’s syllabus.

There is an additional fee for the capstone course (BUSI678) to cover the SHRM Preparation materials.

Yes. Find out more here.

Courses & Degree Completion

As per the SACS policy on credit hours, found in the Academic Catalog, the Nielsen College of Business ensures that students are challenged whether they choose online or residential courses.

Student learning outcomes are listed on every syllabus and the outcomes are the same for each course section, regardless of whether the course meets online or face to face.

A student can complete the MS in human resource management online or on-campus in as little as 5 semesters.

The maximum allowed time to finish the degree is six years.

Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at:

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia

Or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Charleston Southern University.

More Questions?

Please contact the graduate director at