At the Carlson School of Management, we embrace applicants from around the globe. International students make up 47% Master of Human Resources & Industrial Relations class of 2023. Prepare for an immersive and life-changing journey where you'll cultivate skills, connections, and insights to propel you toward a successful and impactful future.
If you're applying as an international student, remember that you'll need to leave plenty of time to get your visa organized.
- October 15
- February 1
Rolling admission until the class is full
- June 15
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.
International students can apply directly to us using the same application form as U.S. students.
Degrees that require less than 4 years of education are not regarded as equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. If you hold this type of degree, you must complete an additional year of higher education coursework to be considered for admission.
If you attended universities that issue official transcripts of records upon request, please submit these credentials if you are offered admission. We cannot accept attested true copies of records.
You must demonstrate that you have sufficient funding to meet all educational expenses for the duration of your study in the U.S. This includes tuition, fees, room and board, transportation, and other expenses. Additional financial resources are required if your spouse or children will accompany you.
If you're admitted, you will receive a financial certification statement. The University issues I-20s only after receiving financial support verification.
Full-time students must hold an F-1 student visa to pursue study at the University of Minnesota unless your funding source requires you to hold a J-1 exchange/visitor visa. If you're admitted, you will receive a financial certification statement. The University issues I-20s only after receiving financial support verification. You will be required to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds available to meet all educational expenses for the duration of your status at the University of Minnesota. This includes tuition, fees, room and board, transportation, and other expenses. Additional financial resources are required if your spouse or children will accompany you.
Part-time students cannot be issued an F-1 or J-1 visa. You must have a work permit or dependent visa in order to pursue the part-time program.
The TOEFL or IELTS is generally required of all applicants whose native language is not English, regardless of U.S. Citizenship status. Applicants who have completed 24 quarter credits/16 semester credits (within 24 months of the applicant's proposed term of entry) in residence as a full-time student at a recognized institution of higher learning in the United States or other English-speaking country before entering the University of Minnesota are generally exempted from this requirement.
International students must achieve these minimum scores to be considered for admission:
- TOEFL iBT: 79 or above with section scores of 21 on writing and 19 on reading
- TOEFL Paper-based: 550 or above
- IELTS: 6.5
- Duolingo: 120 (110-119 - Minimum Score range required for admission, additional assessment will be required during orientation)
Please have official scores sent to institution code 6874.