Director of Graduate Programs, College of Business
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- How do I get started?
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.
- Are your programs accredited?
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 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Charleston Southern University.
- When are classes offered, and when can I start?
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.
We allow students to begin graduate school at the beginning of fall and spring semesters.
- What is required to be a full-time or part-time graduate student at CSU?
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.
- Can I get my MS in human resource management completely online?
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.
- Are there any additional charges required in courses other than the cost of tuition?
There is a cost for books, 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.
- How does the course work in online courses compare to course work in residential courses?
As per the SACS policy on credit hours, found in the Academic Catalog, the 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.
- Is the GMAT or other graduate entry test required?
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.
- What is the typical cost of tuition?
Depending on delivery format, total costs can range from $16,500 to $18,750, plus books and fees.
- Online courses cost $1,875 per 3-credit hour course
- Blended courses cost $1,650 per 3-credit hour course
- What is the fastest time to completion of this degree?
A student can complete the MS in human resource management online or on-campus in as little as 17 months.
- What is the maximum time to complete this degree?
If a student takes one course per semester, they can finish in 3 years and 8 months. However, the ultimate time limit is six years.
- Is Financial Aid available?
Yes. Find out more here.
Please contact the graduate director at firstname.lastname@example.org.