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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.
Apply early and give yourself the best chance to join the Carlson School's MHRIR program. Note: The full-time program does not offer spring admission. International students who need a visa can only be considered for the full-time program.
- October 15 (Part-Time Program)
- February 1 (Full-Time Program)
Rolling admission after that until the class is full.
- June 15 (Part-Time Program)
You must meet all of the minimum requirements to be considered for admission. We also recommend but do not require introductory courses in macroeconomics, general psychology, and statistics.
To be considered for admission, the Master of Human Resources & Industrial Relations program requires a first university degree that is equivalent to a 4-year U.S. bachelor's degree.
All students must complete an undergraduate course in Microeconomics. We consider, and conditionally admit applicants before they have taken Microeconomics. Admitted students must complete Microeconomics with a grade of C or better.
The TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS is generally required of all applicants whose native language is not English, regardless of U.S. citizenship status.
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.
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.
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.