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 oldest business school west of the Mississippi, USU has been offering business degrees since 1894 and has long held prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and continues to be on the forefront of advanced business education.
Because USU’s HR program is designated as a Western Regional Graduate Program, students from participating western states qualify for in-state tuition. For more information, visit http://wrgp.wiche.edu.
The MHR is also available in an executive program, offered throughout the state of Utah to working professionals. The program is scheduled around business hours, so that students may maintain their careers while working toward the MHR degree. Courses are taught online and through video broadcast throughout the state of Utah and beyond.
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.
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.
- 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
- Performance management
- Talent acquisition
- 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.Back to all degrees