At the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, we recognize that highly-qualified students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences enrich education by providing multiple views and perspectives that enhance research, teaching, and the development of knowledge. This diversity makes for a dynamic learning environment in the classroom and beyond.
Although there are no absolute qualifications for admission to the PhD in HRIR program, most admitted students have strong undergraduate records (3.0+ on a 4.0 scale) and score at the 40th percentile or better on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE or GMAT. Work experience is not required but can be beneficial.
We do not require any specific undergraduate major. Admitted students have degrees in fields ranging from engineering to the fine arts. Common majors include psychology, business, economics, human resources, and speech communications.
Before enrolling, all students must complete an undergraduate course in microeconomics with a grade of C or better. We also recommend but do not require introductory courses in macroeconomics, general psychology, and statistics.
For fall semester admissions, the application deadline is January 1. There are no spring admissions to the PhD program. We strongly encourage you to submit your application as early
as possible, but no later than the application deadline.
Average undergrad GPA: 3.4
Average GRE scores: