For more than 65 years, the University of Minnesota's Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations program has been preparing students for successful careers by providing a thorough understanding of the core functions, contemporary practices, and underlying theories of HRIR.
The program attracts top recruiters from companies across the United States who are looking for interns and full-time hires, and our placement rates are excellent.
The degree offers opportunities for students to earn credit toward their degree by studying abroad.
The degree is available through either full-time or part-time study.
Why choose the Master of Arts in HRIR? We will give you the foundation and environment you need to be successful in your career.
Life in the Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota is located in a major metropolitan area with a thriving business community that provides rich networking and professional development opportunities, along with numerous entertainment, recreational, and cultural attractions. A few highlights:
The Graduate Society of Human Resources Leaders (GSHRL) is the student organization for the MA-HRIR program. They publish a newsletter quarterly, which may be viewed here.
"The MA-HRIR program not only prepared me for a position in HR, but did a great job of providing a business-minded education that encompassed much more than just HR."
Colleen Doherty '06 MA-HRIR
Senior HR Generalist Thomson Reuters
Part-time program graduate
At Carlson, our up-to-date facilities and technology and our research priorities reflect our commitment to build an environment that advances critical thinking and the application of new knowledge.
We believe that access to cutting edge technology and resources enables students to function at their highest level and to compete as business leaders in the global marketplace.