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Doctor’s Degrees in Human Resource Management

317 Yearly Graduations
$83,200 Median Salary
$106,061 Median Debt
There are 30 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in HR. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 37% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 4.7% of HR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HR Majors

In 2018-2019, 317 doctor's degrees were awarded to HR majors. This earns it the #67 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in HR at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,757
Master’s Degree 8,943
Basic Certificate 2,611
Graduate Certificate 1,510
Associate’s Degree 1,241
Undergraduate Certificate 444
Doctor’s Degree 317

Earnings of HR Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in HR is $83,200. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $75,150 and the high is $91,650.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in HR is $106,061. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $110,131 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $97,692.

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The median monthly payment of a HR graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $1,236.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in HR. About 55.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 142
Women 175
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in HR

The racial-ethnic distribution of HR doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 77
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 148
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 42
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of HR Doctor's Degree Students

There are 30 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in HR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
105 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for HR students seekinga doctor's degree is Regent University. Each year, around 10,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,552 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 105 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Regent. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#2

Ashford University

San Diego, California
34 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ashford University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. Each year, around 32,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,060 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Ashford University. Of these students, 68% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, California
23 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Fielding Graduate University. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HR program at Fielding Graduate University awarded 23 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#4

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
22 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is George Washington University. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at GWU. Of these students, 64% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Alliant International University

San Diego, California
20 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Alliant International University. Each year, around 3,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,347 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,255 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their doctor's degree in HR from Alliant. Of these students, 50% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois
16 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Benedictine University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,084 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,273 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Benedictine U. About 62% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Alvernia University

Reading, Pennsylvania
14 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Alvernia University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,670 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Alvernia. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

11 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Tyler comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in HR. Each year, around 9,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,850 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their doctor's degree in HR from UT Tyler. About 91% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Saybrook University

Oakland, California
11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saybrook University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. The HR program at Saybrook University awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 55% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bellevue University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in HR. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,176 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,530 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Bellevue University. About 44% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Southern Mississippi. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,786 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,786 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Southern Miss. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#12

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Cornell University. Roughly 24,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

The HR program at Cornell University awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Harvard University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in HR from Harvard. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#12

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Capella University. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

4 Yearly Graduations
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at San Antonio is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,771 per year.

The HR program at The University of Texas at San Antonio awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. Roughly 49,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

The HR program at Michigan State University awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Case Western Reserve University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,524 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in HR from Case Western. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in HR. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in HR from Rutgers New Brunswick. About 100% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Inter American University of Puerto Rico - San German is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,440 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Inter American University of Puerto Rico - San German. About 67% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of North Texas is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. Roughly 39,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in HR from UNT.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to HR that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 2,604
Business & Commerce 258
Management Sciences & Methods 102
Finance & Financial Management 67
International Business 53

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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