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.

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.


Before enrolling, all students must complete an undergraduate course in Microeconomics. 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

Students: 65

Female Students: 60%

Minority Students: 12%

Average GPA: 3.45

Average age at entry: 26

Fall Recruiting Schedule

Staff from the MA-HRIR program will be visiting a number of Graduate and Professional School Fairs this fall, both regionally and across the country. To see if we'll be in your area this fall, check out our recruiting schedule.

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