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 MA-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 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.
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.
Typical MA-HRIR Class Profile
Female Students: 70%
Minority Students: 12%
International Students: 50%
Average GPA: 3.45
Average age at entry: 26