Online Master of Human Resources and Employment Law

Are you ready to understand the legal aspects and regulations impacting recruitment, hiring, maintenance, promotion and termination of employees? The Master of Human Resources and Employment Law trains professionals to identify and solve employment-related problems facing organizations.

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Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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What is a human resources and employment law degree?

This employment law degree is a non-Juris Doctor graduate program taught out of Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. This program prepares both entry-level and established professionals working in human resources, recruitment and operations. You’ll gain an understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks that impact working with employees and independent contractors in the public and private sector.

What will I learn in a master’s in human resources and employment law degree?

 

Organizations have come to recognize the importance of legally trained professionals who can navigate the local, state and federal laws regulating labor markets. This HR law degree focuses on the legal aspect of human resource management and employment. You’ll learn about U.S. law, legal structures and legal reasoning when making informed decisions regarding human resource problems.

Is a master’s in human resources and employment law degree worth it?

 

This degree is an opportunity for new and established professionals in this industry to further their skills and credentials. Notably, the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), a premier HR professional organization with more than 300,000 members globally, has recognized ASU’s college of law as the first law school fully aligned with the SHRM curriculum guidelines. This alignment provides students enrolled in this Master of Human Resources and Employment Law the opportunity to apply for the SHRM Certification Professional (SHRM-CP) exam. Achieving this certification is an important distinction that many employers recognize in hiring and promoting HR and employment law professionals.

Current and future students who complete this HR law program may be eligible for the SHRM-CP exam with experiential hours. Students must have a minimum of 500 hours of relevant experience to apply for the SHRM-CP exam. Students who already have SHRM certification will receive continuing education credit for the courses they have or will complete.

Does my master's in employment law say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Online human resources and employment law courses

As a part of this employment law degree, you’ll complete six required courses plus a capstone in various topics in employment law and regulations. You can also select from elective courses on employment law adjacent subject areas such as privacy rights, dispute resolution and contracts.

 


Required course

Employment Law


Required course

Employment Discrimination


Required course

Duties, Obligations and Rights in the Workplace


Required course

HR and Employment Law


Required course

Advanced HR and Employment Law


What jobs will I get with a master’s in employment law and HR law degree?

A variety of roles are available to those who earn an employment law degree. Graduates may pursue job titles such as:

Chief human resources officer.

Company vice president.

HR leadership.

Labor advocate.

Ombudsman.

Organizational development manager.

Small business owner.

Talent acquisition/recruiter.

Union relations manager.

Renowned faculty in human resources and employment law

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge. The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Renowned faculty in human resources and employment law

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge. The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Master’s in employment law and HR law degree admission requirements

U.S. educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the MHREL program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation.

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An innovative educational institution for social change

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU is one of the top schools in the nation. The college provides personalized and practical legal education. Offering more than 250 unique courses, students have the opportunity to tailor their educational experiences to meet their unique interests. Our bar passage achievements and peer-reviewed U.S. News and World Report rankings highlight our dedication to preparing students for success

#1


in Arizona for bar passage.

Top 25


Bar Passage & JD Advantage Jobs, according to the American Bar Association.

Top 10


Public Law Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 25


Best Law Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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