Labor and Employment Relations

Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations

The master’s program can lead to a professional, terminal master’s degree, or it can prepare students to continue their graduate study toward a Ph.D. or other doctoral degrees in law and other professional areas.

The master’s degree requires 48 graduate hours of courses and usually takes three semesters to complete. The master’s degree program has core requirements in human resources/industrial relations systems, and quantitative methods, and a subject distribution requirement.

Thesis Option

At least one course in each of four subject areas16
LER 591
LER 593
Employment Relations Systems
and Quantitative Methods in LER
8
Electives16
LER 599Thesis Seminar (min/max applied toward degree)8
Total Hours48

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 36
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Non-Thesis Option

At least one course in each of four subject areas16
LER 591
LER 593
Employment Relations Systems
and Quantitative Methods in LER
8
Electives24
Total Hours48

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 36
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 3.0