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School of Labor & Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Online MHRIR Degree Requirements

Learn while you work. You can complete your master’s degree in just two years.

Work Experience

Your professional perspective is valued. Our re-designed curriculum allows students to leverage their real world experience in the classroom. Whether you have prior experience in human resources and industrial relations or you are transitioning from another field, you will find immediate connections from your courses to your work.

Statistics Requirement

Students must complete an undergraduate introductory course in statistics prior to enrolling in LER 593 Quantitative Methods in HR (Statistics). If you would have questions about courses which fulfill the statistics pre-requisite, contact Katherine Eriksen for more information.

Online Courses

The online program consists of two 8-week courses (8 credit hours total) per semester, including summers. Over two years, you will complete 48 hours of course work, including two required courses and 40 credit hours in the following subject distribution areas: Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, Union Management and Labor Relations Policy, Labor Markets and Employment and International Human Resource Management.

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