Master of Human Resource Management

The Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) program addresses the need for skilled professionals who are well versed in the current theories and best practices of the field. In the program, students take a series of classes covering key human resource management (HRM) areas such as employee relations, staffing, training, legal environment and rewards. The program is targeted at practicing HR professionals who wish to advance in the profession as well as managers with HR responsibilities.


Admission to the MHRM program is granted to applicants who show high promise of success in postgraduate business study. Previous academic training in business is not required for admission to the MHRM program. Applicants may have backgrounds in such diverse fields as engineering, liberal arts, education and health related areas. The specific content of a student's previous education is less important than evidence that the student has sound scholarship, strong personal motivation, and the ability to develop HRM leadership skills.

To be admitted to the MHRM program, an applicant must:

  1. Possess an undergraduate degree;
  2. Have a minimum GPA of 2.750 (out of 4.000) in the last 60 credit hours of coursework, including any graduate courses. Students with a lower GPA may apply with the GRE or GMAT score for consideration of probationary admission;
  3. Submit a statement that articulates the applicant's reason for seeking admission to the program (500 words maximum); and
  4. Submit a current resume. 

Program Requirements

The program consists of 30 credit hours. Twenty-one (21) of the credit hours are composed of seven required courses. The remaining 9 credit hours are composed of elective courses.

Course Title Hours
Required Courses
HRM 665Employment Law3
HRM 803Human Resource Analytics3
MGMT 862Organizational Behavior3
HRM 868Rewards3
HRM 866Selection3
HRM 885Strategic Human Resource Management3
HRM 869Talent Development3
Select 9 credit hours from the following9
International Business and Competitiveness
Law and Ethics for Business
Managerial Economics
Managing in Diverse Organizations
Advanced Strategic Management
Marketing Analysis
Operations Management
Management Information Systems
Seminar in Selected Topics
Workshop in Human Resources
Directed Studies (repeatable for credit up to 6 credit hours)
Total Credit Hours30

Applied Learning 

Students in the MHRM program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by creating a talent development project with a real organization in one of the required courses ( HRM 869 Talent Development).