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The 31 Best Affordable Online Master’s Degree in Human Resources

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Looking for an online master’s degree in human resources to bolster your career without breaking the bank? GetEducated’s rankings reveal all of the programs that cost less than the national average so that you, the consumer, can make the most informed decision.

GetEducated compared 64 master’s programs in human resources from 57 regionally accredited online schools to create this ‘Best Buy’ list. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—31 online master’s degree in human resources for under $26,000.

Average Cost (In-state): $25,602.55
Least Expensive: Tarleton State University ~$6,291.30
Most Expensive: New York University ~$72,996.00

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest online master’s degree in human resources. The online HR degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree in Human Resources

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Tarleton State University
(TX)
$6,291.30
$18,741.30
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Western Carolina University
(NC)
$8,285.40
$25,201.80
$9,000.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
3
Amberton University
(TX)
$9,760.00
All Students
4
Utah State University
(UT)
$10,725.00
$13,695.00
In-State
Out-of-State
5
University of Wisconsin-Stout
(WI)
$13,157.40
$26,175.90
In-State
Out-of-State
6
Indiana State University
(IN)
$13,882.00
$17,479.00
In-State
Out-of-State
7
The University of Texas at Tyler
(TX)
$13,904.00
$28,844.00
In-State
Out-of-State
8
Midwestern State University
(TX)
$14,178.45
All Students
9
Pittsburg State University
(KS)
$14,246.00
All Students
10
Troy University
(AL)
$14,880.00
All Students
11
Stony Brook University
(NY)
$16,321.00
$30,481.00
In-State
Out-of-State
12
Concordia University-Saint Paul
(MN)
$17,100.00
$12,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
13
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
(LA)
$17,316.00
All Students
14
Colorado State University-Global Campus
(CO)
$18,000.00
$16,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
15
Marygrove College
Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
$18,500.00
All Students
16
Trident University International
(CA)
$18,510.00
$11,850.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
17
Indiana Wesleyan University
(IN)
$20,412.00
All Students
18
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
(PA)
$20,756.60
$21,056.60
In-State
Out-of-State
19
University of Houston – Clear Lake
(TX)
$20,868.00
$38,832.00
In-State
Out-of-State
20
Bellevue University
(NE)
$21,240.00
All Students
21
Johnson & Wales University
(RI)
$21,680.00
$13,369.90
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
22
Murray State University
(KY)
$22,176.00
All Students
23
National University
(CA)
$22,564.00
$11,872.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
24
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$22,722.00
$17,070.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
25
Ottawa University
(KS)
$23,255.00
All Students
26
Brandman University
(CA)
$23,550.00
$14,910.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
27
University of Louisville
(KY)
$23,677.00
$8,365.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
28
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
(MN)
$23,790.00
All Students
29
Champlain College
(VT)
$24,000.00
All Students
30
Thomas Edison State University
(NJ)
$24,380.00
All Students
31
Regis University
(CO)
$25,550.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Florida Institute of Technology
(FL)
$25,641.00
All Students
Clemson University
(SC)
$25,956.00
All Students
Franklin University
(OH)
$26,445.00
All Students
Saint Francis University
(PA)
$26,445.00
All Students
National Louis University
(IL)
$26,784.00
All Students
Edgewood College
(WI)
$27,900.00
All Students
North Park University
(IL)
$28,110.00
All Students
Webster University
(MO)
$28,155.00
$16,995.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Robert Morris University
(PA)
$29,400.00
All Students
Strayer University – Online
(DC)
$29,400.00
All Students
Walden University
(MN)
$29,850.00
$25,507.50
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
La Salle University
(PA)
$30,000.00
All Students
New England College of Business and Finance
(MA)
$30,950.00
$23,350.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Mercy College
(NY)
$32,168.00
All Students
Golden Gate University
(CA)
$33,935.00
All Students
Saint Joseph’s University
(PA)
$33,959.00
All Students
Rochester Institute of Technology
(NY)
$34,155.00
All Students
Capella University
(MN)
$34,158.00
All Students
Florida International University
(FL)
$35,000.00
All Students
University of Scranton
(PA)
$35,607.00
All Students
Temple University
(PA)
$35,950.00
All Students
Villanova University
(PA)
$37,460.00
All Students
Walden University
(MN)
$38,715.00
$33,069.80
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of Southern California
(CA)
$43,200.00
All Students
American University
(DC)
$49,420.00
All Students
Cornell University
(NY)
$52,612.00
All Students
New York University
(NY)
$72,996.00
All Students

Accreditation Note: To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

15 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
16 International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
17 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2017 review of regionally accredited online master’s degree programs in human resources. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online master’s degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules.

The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online degree including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.

Editorial Note: Online schools do NOT pay to be included in any GetEducated online degree ranking. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited or candidate college that offers a master’s degree that is available at least 80 percent through online learning and that is open to enrollment by the public. If your online college is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed by GetEducated, please contact us for inclusion.

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