Master of Science

  • The human resource management degree at Nazareth College is the only graduate program of its type in the Rochester area. 
  • Its rigorous curriculum was designed and stays relevant through a close partnership with the Nazareth College School of Management’s Human Resource Advisory Council, 20 senior human resource executives from leading employers in the region.
  • Enhance your ability to lead your organization in attracting, retaining, and developing its human capital in an increasingly turbulent environment. 
  • Benefit from small classes and flexibility: Choose on campus, online, or hybrid (part online, part on campus) classes.
  • Learn to effectively oversee HR programs ranging from compensation and compliance to organizational development and learning. 
  • Learn to sustain productive work environments while balancing your employer’s strategic and economic priorities. 
  • Strong emphasis on peer learning and assignments that apply concepts to real applications ensure that you derive practical value for yourself and your organization.
  • This program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Program is Ideal For

  • Human resource professionals who wish to advance in their careers and need a graduate degree to do so.
  • Career changers with a strong desire to enter the challenging and rewarding field of human resource management.

Career Information

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs for human resource managers to grow 13% by 2022 as new companies form and organizations expand their operations. 
  • Very strong competition can be expected for most positions; having a master's degree in the field makes you stand out.

Positioned for Success

To be a successful HR professional today, you must be a business partner within your organization and a technical expert in areas such as compensation and legal compliance. You must be a staunch advocate for your company's employees and a catalyst for change. You must be able to lead your organization in attracting, retaining, and developing its human capital in an increasingly turbulent environment. The Nazareth master's degree in Human Resource Management positions you for success in this critical field.

What to Expect
  • Choose on campus or fully online.
  • Courses offered evenings and throughout the calendar year.
  • Flexible, self-paced program. Complete the 11-course program part-time in as little as two years, or choose a longer time frame.
  • Learn from professors and peers, a diverse student population representing a range of organizations and sectors of the economy.
  • Apply concepts to practical applications that create value for the professional and the organization. Learn to use interventions, change initiatives, learning needs assessment, individualized training, career planning, leadership development, and problem-solving engagement.
  • Current information from both faculty and guest speakers from the Nazareth College School of Management Human Resources Advisory Council. Those senior human resources executives from leading Rochester employers also sponsor student internships.
  • Option to include an elective course to prepare for Professional in Human Resource Certification or Senior Professional in Human Resource Certification

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Program Director

Albert C. Cabral

Albert C. Cabral

Program Director, MGT/HRM/HRD & Associate Professor of Management in Management, School of
Smyth Hall 147G

Education: M.B.A., Syracuse University; M.S. in career & human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Al has professional management and career development experience from past roles directing internships for the College, working as a career services advisor for Rochester Works!, and serving on the board of the Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School.

Cabral has published and presented at the local and national levels on experiential learning, service learning, internships, and career decision making. He was instrumental in developing the Experiential Education Academy for the National Society for Experiential Education and remains a member of the Academy faculty. In 2010, Cabral received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award from the National Academic Advisement Association. 

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