Human Resource Studies, M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 36

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 36

Program Code: M519 (M520 online)

Requirements

Thesis Option

Human Relations Core (6 hours)
H R 5023Research in Human Relations3
H R 5093Introduction to Graduate Studies in Human Relations3
Human Resources Core (21 hours)
H R 5143Human Resources for the Human Relations Professional3
H R 5803Total Rewards: Compensations and Benefits for HR Management Professionals for the HR Prof3
H R 5813Business Management and Strategic Planning3
H R 5823Workforce Planning & Employment, A Component of Human Resource Management for the HR Prof3
H R 5833Human Resource Development3
H R 5853Employee and Labor Relations for HR Management Professions in Human Relations3
H R 5863Human Resources for the HR Prof Fundamentals of Human Resource Information Systems3
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (3 hours)
Choose one course on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion with approval of the graduate liaison and advisor3
Research and Application (6 hours)
H R 5980Research for Master's Thesis3
Choose one of the following:3
Internship In Human Relations
3 hours of graduate elective as approved by graduate liaison and advisor
Total Credit Hours36

Non-Thesis Option

Human Relations Core (6 hours)
H R 5023Research in Human Relations3
H R 5093Introduction to Graduate Studies in Human Relations3
Human Resources Core (21 hours)
H R 5143Human Resources for the Human Relations Professional3
H R 5803Total Rewards: Compensations and Benefits for HR Management Professionals for the HR Prof3
H R 5813Business Management and Strategic Planning3
H R 5823Workforce Planning & Employment, A Component of Human Resource Management for the HR Prof3
H R 5833Human Resource Development3
H R 5853Employee and Labor Relations for HR Management Professions in Human Relations3
H R 5863Human Resources for the HR Prof Fundamentals of Human Resource Information Systems3
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (3 hours)
Choose one course on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion with approval of the graduate liaison and advisor3
Research and Application (6 hours) - Choose one of the following Non-Thesis completion tracks:6
Comprehensive Examination Track - Choose one of the following:
6 hours of H R 5200
3 hours of H R 5200 AND 3 hours of graduate elective as approved by graduate liaison and advisor
6 hours of graduate elective as approved by graduate liaison and advisor
Capstone Project Track
Human Relations Capstone (3 hours)
Choose one of the following:
Internship In Human Relations (3 hours)
3 hours of graduate elective as approved by graduate liaison and advisor
Total Credit Hours36

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.