Master of Human Resources & Labor Relations


Admissions will remain open until the cohort is full

We recognize that the global COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for some applicants to take the GRE or GMAT. Thus, we are making the GRE/GMAT requirement optional for Fall 2022 master's admissions. The MHRLR admissions committee strongly recommends submitting GRE or GMAT scores for those who are able, while recognizing that this is not an option for all applicants.

If you are not submitting a GRE or GMAT score as part of your application materials, please submit an academic statement that includes a discussion of both your past experiences (work or academic) involving data analysis and the strength of your quantitative analytical skills.

For questions, please contact Melanie Zaremba at

Become a leader in the field of human resources and labor relations


Internship Placement

95 - 100%

Career Placement


Starting Salary

Recognized as one of the top programs in the nation for Human Resources & Labor Relations education, the School of Human Resources & Labor Relations excels at helping our Master’s students find meaningful and lucrative internships and full-time careers. Our student-focused culture and supportive academic environment are at the heart of our program’s success.

What makes MSU’s MHRLR program different?

  • We keep our cohort size between 50-60 students each year, which means we can offer every student one-on-one academic support and individual career preparation and placement services. Class sizes average between 20 – 30 students, allowing Professors to connect with each group and individual students.
  • HRLR consistently places 95 – 100% of our Masters students into highly competitive internship and full-time careers. Because of the reputation of MSU’s program, between 40 – 50 companies come to campus ever year specifically to recruit our students. Summer internships average $32/hour and the current average salary for our Master’s grads is $83,000.
  • Our students get a solid foundation in seven core knowledge areas, taught by expert faculty who provide students with not only essential HR and labor relations theories, but also the practical application of this knowledge in the workplace. Our MHRLR students report feeling confident during their internships compared to their peers because they were prepared for the “real world” in the classroom.

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