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.

Class Profile

Explore the important demographic information and admission statistics below to help you determine if the Master of Human Resources & Industrial Relations program could be the right fit for you.




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Although there are no absolute qualifications for admission to the MHRIR 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 is encouraged.

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Undergraduate Majors

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 communications.

Prerequisite- Microeconomics

Before enrolling, all students must complete an undergraduate course in Microeconomics. It is not necessary to have taken the course before applying. We consider, and conditionally admit applicants before they have taken Microeconomics. However, we will require that admitted students complete Microeconomics with a grade of C or better before they begin our program.

We also recommend but do not require introductory courses in macroeconomics, general psychology, and statistics.

I fell in love with HR when I realized that it was the crossroads of business and psychology. I chose this program because of its incredible reputation and comprehensive learning experience.

Laura HRIR
– Laura
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