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UT’s Human Resource Management master’s degree program—designed for part-time and full-time working professionals in public, private and nonprofit organizations—will hold program orientation sessions for prospective students on April 14, April 21, May 19 and June 9.

All sessions will be held at 6 p.m. in 334 Haslam Business Building.

The HR master’s degree program curriculum is designed specifically to equip students with in-depth strategic HRM leadership skills. Courses are delivered in a late afternoon/evening/weekend format. Students will be prepared to sit for the Professional in Human Resources certification exam upon program completion.

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, incomes for human resource professionals are relatively recessionary proof. Human resource positions are the fourth most sought-after positions in the country, and human resource salaries have increased by 25 percent in the past five years. In 2007, median incomes for human resource careers ranged from $55,500 for an employee training specialist to $89,200 for an employee benefits manager to $170,000 for the top human resource executive.

For more information about the master’s degree program, contact Lane Morris, program director, at (865) 974-3161 or; or visit