Faithful. Scholarly. Skillful. Courageous. Ambitious. These five words, inscribed on the base of Tommy Trojan — the iconic statue in the center of campus — are as true of USC today as they were in 1930 when the statue was unveiled and they exemplify the type of students USC Bovard College aims to attract and the type of education we provide.
USC Bovard College graduate programs are designed to provide professionals with specialized knowledge and skills to advance their careers in a student-centered and supportive learning environment. Our first graduate program is the Master of Science in Human Resource Management. This innovative online program, designed by some of the most influential minds in the profession, emphasizes the strategic role that human resources plays in the performance of organizations.
Founded in 2015, the USC Bovard College is proudly named after Emma Bovard, one of the first students to enroll at USC in 1880 and an early advocate for equal access to quality educational opportunities. In addition to providing rigorous graduate programs for professionals in flexible, convenient formats, USC Bovard College supports individuals during key academic and career transitions through programs such as USC Summer Programs and USC Bovard Scholars.
USC Bovard College
1150 S. Olive Street, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Anthony Bailey, Dean
John Keim, Chief Academic Officer
Gregory Vigil, Chief Operating Officer
Shamir Patel, Director of Admissions
Gerald E. Ledford Jr., PhD, Adjunct Professor
Alec R. Levenson, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Jeffrey J. McHenry, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Christine Porath, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Ian Williamson, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Ian Ziskin, MILR, Adjunct Professor
To be considered for the MS in Human Resource Management program, candidates must meet the following admissions standards:
- Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Normally a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale) or documented professional-level achievement.
- For international applicants, a valid score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE).
- A completed Graduate Admissions Application
- Application fee: $90
- A scanned copy of your official transcripts, to be uploaded with your online application. Once your application is complete and if you are accepted into the program, you will then be asked to request your official transcripts from all previously attended institutions in order to register for classes. (Note: Transcripts should be mailed to one of the Graduate Admission office addresses provided in the link. Do not mail transcripts to Bovard College or individual academic departments.)
- An up-to-date professional résumé
- For international applicants, official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE) score report.
For applicants that do not meet the undergraduate GPA requirements and/or do not have at least two years of work experience, we require submission of the following supplemental materials:
- Letters of recommendation (two required, three preferred)
- Statement of purpose (approximately 500 – 1,000 words addressing why you want a MSHRM degree, why the program at USC is the best program for you, and how this program is going to help you in your career)
USC Bovard College completes a comprehensive review of all applications. We do not use a formula. Successful applicants will have demonstrated academic and/or professional success.
Human Resource Management