Steps for students with five or more years of applicable work
An applicant with five or more years of relevant work experience can apply for admission without submitting GRE or GMAT test results. Relevant work experience is defined as employment in job(s) in the area of human resource management or labor relations. As with the regular admissions procedure, an applicant's undergraduate junior-senior GPAs, letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose and intent are required. A junior-senior GPA of 3.5 is preferred. However, a somewhat lower GPA may be acceptable if other components of the application are strong. Applications under the work experience option also need to include a resume that summarizes the applicant's work experience and evidence, such as letters from employers, of relevant employment. Also, the statement of purpose should include a discussion of the role work experience has played in the applicant's decision to apply to the program.
Following a review of these materials, the applicant may be granted initial probationary admission to the master's program. Once admitted, the applicant takes three courses from the SHRLR curriculum. One of the courses must be either HRLR 832 (Quantitative Methods for HR Analyses) or HRLR 809 (Economics of HR). You choose the other two courses from the HRLR curriculum. If the applicant earns a grade of 3.5 or better in each course, the probationary admission will become a full admission and the student may complete the balance of the courses for the degree.