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Human Resource Management at American University

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Human Resource Management at American University

If you plan to study human resource management, take a look at what American University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 14,001 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Human Resource Management section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Human Resource Management Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in HR

Online Classes Are Available at The American University

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

For those who are interested in distance learning, The American University does offer online courses in HR for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

The American University Human Resource Management Rankings

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

HR Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the HR majors at American University.

The American University Human Resource Management Master’s Program

93% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 27 students who earned a master's degree in Human Resource Management from The American University in 2020-2021, 7% were men and 93% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in HR.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 7
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Careers That HR Grads May Go Into

A degree in HR can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Human Resources Specialists 7,270 $93,880
Training and Development Specialists 1,890 $76,690
Human Resources Managers 1,540 $162,410
Business Professors 640 $115,320
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 540 $88,400


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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