Human Resources and Labor Relations

Michigan State University

24 months
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University is the school’s signature graduate degree, offered on a full-time basis in East Lansing, Michigan. With a diverse and highly qualified student body, the master’s program is universally regarded as one of the premier professional programs of its kind in the world.


Preparing future leaders for professional careers, students receive a comprehensive, contemporary foundation in human resources and labor relations, gain a broad global perspective, and learn to apply best practices, lead organizational change, and act strategically as business leaders.

Learning outcomes

The curriculum of the Human Resources and Labor Relations program at Michigan State University offers a wide range of courses across required core knowledge areas including: human resource management, labor-management relations, organizational change, business acumen, international human resources and employment relations, workplace law, economics of human resources, and quantitative methods for human resource analyses.

In addition to classroom instruction, nearly all students participate in paid summer internships with companies between their first and second year in the program. Through these summer internships, students receive invaluable mentoring and on-the-job learning, working as members of specific project teams and undertaking individual assignments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics of Human Resources
  • Organizational Behavior for Human Resources and Labor Relations
  • Human Resource Practices and Decisions
  • Quantitative Methods for Human Resources Analyses
  • Collective Bargaining

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission to the master's degree program, a student must have a bachelor's degree and a cumulative grade–point average of 3.00 or better in the junior and senior years. 
  • Applicants must have satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test or on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Applicants should have completed one course in micro-economic principles, one course in statistics, and one introductory course in behavioral science, with acceptable grades specified by the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. 
  • In addition, applicants will be judged on the quality of their statement of objectives and three letters of reference.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14144 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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