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About Human Resources

Housed in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, the master of  human resources program gives students the opportunity to engage in real-world projects that prepare students for one of the fastest growing career fields. Human resource managers are responsible for the strategic design and implementation of recruitment, selection, compensation, training, career, and performance management systems that bring out the best in an organization’s most important assets — its people.

The Master of Human Resources is available in an executive program, offered throughout the state of Utah and online throughout the world. The executive program is customized for working professionals, so that students may maintain their careers while working toward the MHR degree. Key features of the MHR excutive program include:

  • Top HR program -- fully accredited -- recognized reputation
  • Designed for working professionals
  • Available online
  • Attend classes one weekend a month
  • Complete in 12 months or 24 months
  • Develop strong network of professionals

For more information, visit https://huntsman.usu.edu/mhr/.

While the master of Human Resources is available at various regional campuses, the full online offering of this degree is only available outside the state of Utah.

Differential Tuition

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. Contact the department or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for more information about the cost of this program.

Students whose undergraduate degree is not in a business-related field must take an additional 10.5 credits of business acumen courses. Most of these courses can be completed during the summer as part of the Accelerated Business Core program. The classes can also be taken concurrently with the MHR program.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Score at or above the 40th percentile on in the GRE, the GMAT or MAT
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation
  • Provide a resume to the department
  • One-page summary of career goals and objectives

International students have additional admissions requirements.

Graduates of the MHR program can pursue careers in the following areas:

  • Human resource management
  • Recruitment
  • Compensation
  • Training
  • Performance management
  • Talent acquisition
  • Benefits
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Organizational development

Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.

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