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Earn your Master’s Online

Advance your human resources career with a degree in Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR).  Now offered online, you can complete your degree while continuing to work.

Quality Instruction

The online Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (M.H.R.I.R.) is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals and incorporates your professional experience in the classroom. You will join a selective cohort of peers in courses taught by faculty from our nationally recognized residential degree programs. The hybrid synchronous and asynchronous format of this program accommodates the lifestyle of working professionals, with additional opportunities to meet with instructors and peers beyond the classroom. As you earn your degree online while continuing to work, you can meet new challenges, pursue upper-level positions, and be positioned to guide strategic decisions.

Student Services

In addition, LER offers unique student services for those enrolled in the online MHRIR. Professional advancement workshops, a strong alumni network, and dedicated staff support your academic success and professional goals.

Next Steps

We welcome your questions and hope you will connect with us to learn more about the program. Please email Katherine Eriksen to receive more information about our program and application process.