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Learn more about the Human Resources program

Develop the tools and skills to become a leader within the dynamic field of human resources with Carlson School’s Master of Human Resources & Industrial Relations. 

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Full-Time Program

A rigorous and immersive program that gives you an opportunity to complete a summer internship between years one and two.


16 months

Start Date






*Day classes during year 1, Evening classes during year 2

Part-Time Program

Take control of your education and time. Complete the HRIR curriculum, which is the same as the full-time option, but at your own pace.


3-4 years

Start Date

September or January


On-campus, evening



The Carlson School advantage

Receive one-to-one faculty support

Gain resume-worthy experience working with real client companies

Build a global perspective through international learning opportunities

Join an international network of 55,000+ esteemed alumni

Prepare for your best career with lifetime coaching services

The Carlson School of Management shares a commitment to imagination, engagement, and ambition. Our approach connects students to unique experiential learning opportunities, dynamic international education programs, and a vibrant network of businesses throughout the state and beyond. 

Prepare to lead. Apply today.

Apply early to give yourself the best chance to join the Carlson School of Management.

Application Deadlines:

  • February 1 - September start, full-time
  • June 15 - September start, full-time
  • October 15, January start, part-time
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"Joining the MHRIR program is an easy investment in yourself. Not only are you able to get a really good understanding of the theory and philosophy behind the decisions that go into HR, but you're also able to see how those ideas tie directly into the workplace."

- Andrew Mcintyre, '19 MHRIR, Human Resources Advisor, ExxonMobile

Designed to advance your career

Gain a multi-disciplinary foundation from world-renowned faculty. Then put your knowledge to practice in our rigorous curriculum built on strategy and leadership to prepare you for an HR career in any organization and industry.  


of 2022 graduates received employment offers within 6 months of graduation


average starting salary


median signing bonus on job offers for the Class of 2022


Lead the future of work