MS in Human Resources
The Master in Human Resources (MSHR) program at Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business has been preparing qualified and talented HR professionals for more than 70 years. More than 3,000 alumni of the program now hold positions in leading national and international companies.
Our Master in Human Resources degree will enhance your HR management skills and boost your career. Whether it’s finding new job opportunities or moving steadily up the ladder, our graduates have what it takes to come out on top.
Meet Our Alumni
Jessica Holden, MS '15
"My degree has given me a great foundation and allowed me to approach my role with a critical lens. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my HR career," says Jessica. Read more →
Alex Romano, MS '15
"I can honestly say that I loved everything about my experience at Quinlan, but what stands out to me was being able to see accomplished human resources professionals speak at Quinlan," says Alex. Read more →
Amy Best, MS '91
"In class, we worked with real-world clients and I gained a strong set of tangible skills that I still use to this day in my current role at Exelon," says Amy. Read more →
Erik Larson, MS '14
"Quinlan opened career doors that surpassed my wildest expectations," says Erik. Read more →
What others say...
"I am so grateful for my MSHR degree from Loyola University! Not only did I gain in terms of sharpening my human resource skills, but I was fortunate to find a new role in my field, where I received a 45% increase in my salary."
—MSHR Alumna, ’17
"My career soared after receiving my Masters from Loyola University! The education I received from Loyola’s very experienced professors was awesome! I met some wonderful people while attending the program and would highly recommend the HRIR/MSHR program to prospective students."
—Cynthia Dickens, '99, Regional HR Director, Pfizer Inc.
"My graduate education at Loyola was a springboard for my career, giving me a broader knowledge base and more confidence to lead organizations, solve business challenges and navigate this changing field. I also built long-lasting relationships through the strong alumni network that helps me and other graduates continue learning and supporting each other."
—Paul Schneider, '82, Managing Partner, BPI US Partners Chicago, Illinois
"The prestige associated with a MSHR degree from Quinlan landed me a job immediately following graduation and conclusion of my internship."
—Sheena Dudley, '07, Compensation Analyst, Chicago Public Schools
"The practical and relevant teaching from the professors allowed for immediate application to the work I was performing. The professors often have decades of experience to build on and can apply their knowledge to current business and world events to allow theory to become a reality."
—James Coppens, '91, Vice President of Global Compensation, Abbott Laboratories
"This program is extremely beneficial to anyone contemplating pursuing a Human Resources career. The courses at Quinlan helped to provide me with the tools I needed to provide Human Resources consulting services to our 1,500 state and local Association Executives."
—Donna Garcia, '03, Director, Human Resource Services, National Association of Realtors®
"The professors at Quinlan are well established in their fields of study, passionate about their area of expertise, approachable, and take students’ learning seriously. Not all universities have the caliber of teaching staff that Quinlan's MSHR program is fortunate enough to employ. I attribute a great deal of my professional success to the quality education and skills I received from Loyola."
—Sherri Blix '06, Corporate Training and Development Manager, Stepan Company