Human Resources & Industrial Relations, MHRIR

for the degree of Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations in Human Resources and Industrial Relations


school website: https://ler.illinois.edu/

school faculty: Labor & Employment Relations Faculty


overview of school admissions & requirements: Labor & Employment Relations

on-campus program contact: Becky Barker
email: ebarker@illinois.edu


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 subject distribution requirements.

for the degree of Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations in Human Resources and Industrial Relations


For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Student Handbook and the Graduate College Handbook.  

This degree program can be completed either on campus or online. The non-thesis option is offered online, the requirements are listed below:

Thesis Option

LER 591
LER 593
Employment Relations Systems
and Quantitative Methods in LER
8
At least one course in each of four subject areas16
Union Management and Labor Relations Policy
Collective Bargaining
Workplace Dispute Resolution
Individual Topics (Section CB)
Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior
Government Regulation
Org Fundamentals for HR
Found of Ind Org Psych
Compensation Systems
HR Planning and Staffing
HR Training and Development
HR Management and Strategy
Negotiation in HR Decisions
Firm Performance and HR
Power & Influence in HRM
Leadership for HR Managers
Individual Topics (Sections CM, ICP, EB, EC, NPH)
Employee Motivation & Perfmnce
Impl High Perf Work Systems
Labor Markets and Employment
Economics of Labor Markets
Economics of Human Resources
Individual Topics (Sections EGW, WPP)
International Human Resource Management
International HR Management
Individual Topics (Section CER)
Managing Diversity Globally
Electives16
European Working Class History
Labor Economics I
Labor Economics II
Labor Law I
Industrial Relations Theory
Human Resources Theory
Micro Research Methods
Individual Topics (Sections CMT, CSR, E, EW, FBM, GI, GT, HDA, IM, SN, TI, TM, WFO, X)
LER 599Thesis Seminar (min/max applied toward degree)8
Total Hours48

Other Requirements

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

LER 591
LER 593
Employment Relations Systems
and Quantitative Methods in LER
8
At least one course in each of four subject areas16
Union Management and Labor Relations Policy
Collective Bargaining
Workplace Dispute Resolution
Individual Topics (Section CB)
Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior
Government Regulation
Org Fundamentals for HR
Found of Ind Org Psych
Compensation Systems
HR Planning and Staffing
HR Training and Development
HR Management and Strategy
Negotiation in HR Decisions
Firm Performance and HR
Power & Influence in HRM
Leadership for HR Managers
Individual Topics (Sections CM, ICP, EB, EC, and NPH)
Employee Motivation & Perfmnce
Impl High Perf Work Systems
Labor Markets and Employment
Economics of Labor Markets
Economics of Human Resources
Individual Topics (Section EGW, WPP)
International Human Resource Management
International HR Management
Individual Topics (Section CER)
Managing Diversity Globally
Electives24
European Working Class History
Labor Economics I
Labor Economics II
Labor Law I
Industrial Relations Theory
Human Resources Theory
Micro Research Methods
Individual Topics (Sections CMT, CSR, E, EW, FBM, GI, GT, HDA, IM, SN, TI, TM, WFO, X)
Total Hours48

Other Requirements

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