Tuition 2016-2017

For residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Manitoba, Full-Time student tuition is approximately $19,500 per year. Non-resident tuition is approximately $32,000 per year. There is a student services fee (approximately $500/semester) and a Carlson School technology fee (approximately $616/semester).

For residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Manitoba, Part-Time student tuition is approximately $985 per credit. Non-resident tuition is approximately $1,370 per credit. For part-time students, student services fees are charged based on how many credits a student is taking.

For detailed information on tuition and fees, use the One Stop quick link at right.

Financial Aid

Graduate assistantships and fellowships are awarded to highly-qualified full-time students, generally for one academic year. There is no separate application, but interested students must submit a complete admissions application by February 1. Assistantships are usually for quarter time and require 10 hours of work per week during the school year. Participants help with faculty research projects and with CHRLS Reference Room services. In addition, loans and work-study opportunities for U.S. citizens and permanent residents are available.


Most full-time HRIR graduate students find summer internships with companies in the Twin Cities and across the nation. Students can also gain part-time experience during the school year. Although the University does not provide credit for internships, the experience provides many students with opportunities to conduct valuable research, and to gain professional experience in Human Resources and Labor Relations.

Class of 2015 Internships

Percentage of students with internships:

  • domestic – 100%
  • international – 94% (w/out permanent work authorization)

Average internship salary is $31/hour (including international students)

Some locations include:

  • Minneapolis–St. Paul
  • Houston
  • Seattle
  • New York City
  • Houston
  • Dallas