After earning your master’s degree in human resources, you’ll have marketable skills that will set you apart in the business world. As you promote and display your skills and education, you may wish to add a master’s in HR to your name. Whether on business cards or in your daily business correspondence, placing your credentials after your name is an important detail that you may wish to include to ensure that you present yourself as a qualified professional.

Type or write your full name — first name, middle initial (if desired) and last name.

Follow your name with a comma.

Type or write “MHR” (master of human resources) or “MHRM” (master of human resources management) immediately after your name — no periods necessary, according to the Missouri State University.

Follow the abbreviation with a comma if you are using your name in a sentence. Do not follow the abbreviation with punctuation if you are listing it after your signature.


When you must list more than one credential, list the highest degree first, offsetting each credential with commas. Use your abbreviated credentials only the first time you use your name in a document. After the first time, use your name without credentials. Do not use a courtesy title (Mr., Ms. or Dr.) when you list your credentials.