48 months
33928 USD/year
33928 USD/year
12688 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A key factor separating successful firms from less-profitable competitors is how each manages its human resources. Human resources plays a central role in all of the major challenges facing businesses today. The Human Resources and Law MHR/JD program is offered at University of South Carolina.


What you will study

As a graduate student at the Human Resources and Law MHR/JD program offered at University of South Carolina, you will be thoroughly trained in the traditional and essential functions of recruiting, selecting, designing compensation plans, achieving compliance with government regulations, coordinating benefits packages and managing labor issues. In addition, you will learn how human resources professionals serve as strategic business partners to manage the enormous change in today's workplace. For an even richer experience, consider the our dual degree option that allows you to pursue a law degree simultaneously.

The Moore School of Business in cooperation with the University of South Carolina School of Law offers a combined degree program that permits a student to obtain the J.D. and Master of Human Resources (M.H.R.) degrees in approximately four years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Resources and the Global Firm
  • Management of Compensation
  • Staffing
  • Employment Relations Law
  • Labor Relations
  • Human Resource Metrics and Research
  • Human Resource and Business Strategy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • After the deadline: rolling admission until program is full


135 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a separate application to each program. Each program will make its own admissions decision. Acceptance into one program does not guarantee acceptance in the other. 
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (GRE or GMAT)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Admissions Interview (will be requested by the admissions committee for qualified candidates)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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