LER’s human resources graduate programs are widely known by employers and students as one of the top three programs in the world for human resources and industrial relations.


The 2022-23 LER MHRIR on-campus student body is made up of 168 students from 73 undergraduate institutions (44 domestic and 29 international), 55 majors, 13 states + Puerto Rico, and eight countries. The class is 72% female, 48.8% minority (20.2% African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian; 28.6% Asian American). International students make up 32% of the class. Thirty-five percent have at least one year of work experience, and the average age is 24.

The online MHRIR program currently has 93 students enrolled, and on average these students have between seven to eight years of work experience. The online student body is 74% female, 51% minority (17% Hispanic/Latino, 17% Asian American, 15% African American, 2% identify with multiple race identities). Five percent of the group is international.

The Ph.D. program typically has 12-15 students enrolled concurrently.
Doctoral Student Profile

New Graduate Salaries

Domestic graduates reported a total first-year salary of $4,780,200. For full-time entry-level hires, the median private sector salary was $85,000, with a range of $67,000 – $100,000. Interns reported a total summery earnings of $864,523 averaging over $37 per hour with a range of $22 to $46 per hour.
Full Salary Statistics (PDF)

Alumni Network

At this time, there are over 3,200 alumni employed in more than 30 countries around the world. Among them are senior corporate executives, government officials, HR consultants, union officials, faculty members and university administrators.