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Doctor’s Degrees in Human Resource Management

317 Yearly Graduations
$83,200 Median Salary
$106,061 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in HR is offered at 30 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 37% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 4.7% of HR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HR Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 317 students earned their doctor's degree in HR. This makes it the 3rd most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

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.

The HR program at Regent University awarded 105 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 42% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Ashford University

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

Ashford University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

The HR program at Ashford University awarded 34 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 68% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Fielding Graduate University

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

Fielding Graduate University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their doctor's degree in HR from Fielding. Of these students, 74% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

George Washington University

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

George Washington University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. 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.

The HR program at George Washington University awarded 22 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 64% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Alliant International University

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

Alliant International University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Alliant. About 50% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Benedictine University

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

Benedictine University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

The HR program at Benedictine University awarded 16 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#7

Alvernia University

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

Alvernia University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

The HR program at Alvernia University awarded 14 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

The 8th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The University of Texas at Tyler. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at UT Tyler. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#8

Saybrook University

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

Saybrook University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in HR. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their doctor's degree in HR from Saybrook University. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#10

Bellevue University

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

The 10th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Bellevue University. 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.

The HR program at Bellevue University awarded 9 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#11

University of Southern Mississippi

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

University of Southern Mississippi is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. 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.

The HR program at University of Southern Mississippi awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 38% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women

Cornell University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in HR. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in HR from Cornell.

#12

Harvard University

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

Harvard University is the 12th 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 $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Harvard. Of these students, 100% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Capella University

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

Capella University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

The HR program at Capella University awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

4 Yearly Graduations
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at San Antonio comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in HR from UTSA.

#16

Michigan State University

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

Michigan State University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

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

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

Case Western Reserve University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Case Western. About 67% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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

The 16th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Rutgers University - New Brunswick. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Rutgers New Brunswick. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Inter American University of Puerto Rico - San German comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

The HR program at Inter American University of Puerto Rico - San German awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#16

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of North Texas comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at UNT.

HR Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Organizational Behavior Studies 244
Human Resources Development 32
General Human Resources Management 31
Labor & Industrial Relations 10

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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