The Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources is designed to accommodate work-life-school balance for busy professionals looking to contribute to the strategic management of human capital within their organization.
Time to Complete: On average, students complete their MLRHR in 3 to 5 semesters
Credits: 11 courses totaling 33 credits
No matter where you are in your HR Career, the Cleveland State Master of Labor Relations & Human Relations degree can help you take your it to the next level. In fact, degree completion requires the completion of an industry credential such as HRCI, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
The MLRHR program provides the skills and knowledge that strategic leaders need to advance within the organizations that they serve, as well as their own careers.
The MLRHR can prepare you for roles including:
Required Courses (24 Credit Hours - 8 Courses)
|MGT 600||HR Management Metrics and Analytics||3 Credits|
|MGT 601||Managing Human Resources||3 Credits|
|MGT 605||Organizational Development||3 Credits|
|MGT 640||Total Rewards, Compensation and Benefits||3 Credits|
|MGT 641||Staffing and Performance Management||3 Credits|
|MGT 651||Collective Bargaining||3 Credits|
|MGT 652||Human Resource Development||3 Credits|
|MGT 661||Strategic Human Resource Management||3 Credits|
Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)
Students select an additional nine credit hours of 500 or 600 level MGT courses to complete the requirements for the degree. Students may also take courses outside of the department, but must be chosen with prior consent of the student's advisor.
|MGT 501||Management & Organizational Behavior||3 Credits|
|MGT 504||Organizational Theory and Design||3 Credits|
|MGT 557||Human Resource Information Systems||3 Credits|
|MGT 604||Leadership and Interpersonal Effectiveness||3 Credits|
Exit Requirement: HRCI Exam
All students admitted into the MLRHR program after Summer 2021 will be required to take the HRCI credentials examination that is appropriate for their career stage. This will be taken in their last semester of study and is paid for by the college. Students documenting current PHR or SPHR certification may have this requirement waived.
Students applying to the MLRHR program must meet the Admission Requirements for the Graduate College, as well as additional requirements including:
- Apply for admission to Cleveland State University
- An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
- Students can be admitted to the program without a GMAT or GRE score.
- All applicants are required to submit a resume and a statement of interest to our Graduate Advising Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested students should fill out the Request Information form and indicate their preference for Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources.
For more information, see https://business.csuohio.edu/academics/mlrhr-degree.
For additional information, contact:
Graduate Business Advising Office
Cleveland State University
MBA and Graduate Programs
1860 E. 18th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
The MLRHR program consists of 8 required courses and 3 electives (each at 3 credit hours each). Within the required courses, students will learn about HR Management, metrics, analysis, organizational development and change, compensation and benefits, staffing and performance management, collective bargaining and more.
Through the 3 elective courses, students can choose from a variety of 500 or 600 level MGT courses to complete their degree requirements. Students wishing to take courses outside the department must receive prior consent.
Our dedicated team of faculty and business advisors provide opportunities to meet in-person and virtually. The faculty who teach in the program have a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds including expertise in:
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