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Master the HR Field — Earn Two HR Degrees in Five Years

If you are an undergraduate human resources management major at Point Park University interested in expanding your career options in the HRM field, explore our accelerated, dual degrees 4+1 program in collaboration with Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).

Through our distinctive program, you have an affordable opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in human resources management from Point Park University — and a Master of Arts degree in human resources and employment relations from IUP — in five years and fully online if you choose.

Our 4+1 program allows you to apply for early admission to the M.A. in HR and employment relations program at IUP during the year you complete your 90th credit in the B.S. in HR management program at Point Park.

If accepted, you can take up to 12 credits of graduate classes during your senior year (six credits in the fall and six credits in the spring).

In your fifth year, you would then take the remaining 24 graduate credits (12 per semester) to complete your M.A. degree.

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Our human resources degree fully aligns with the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society of Human Resource Management, the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

Learn more about SHRM's Academic Initiatives.


Admission Requirements

The following are requirements for admission into our 4+1 B.S./M.S. HR dual degrees program.

  • Apply for early admission to Indiana University of Pennsylvania's M.A. degree program in human resources and employment relations during the semester you are completing your 90th undergraduate credit in the human resources management program at Point Park University 
  • 3.25 GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • Have completed at least 15 credits within the HR management major at Point Park
Pictured are Point Park HR students at the Stations to Success event.

Point Park University HR management students at the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association's Stations to Success Student Networking event.