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

Human Resources Masters Student

Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations Degree

A Human Resources Master’s degree will prepare you for a well-paying and exciting role in business, union, and government organizations.

Often times, people have a difficult time figuring out how to use their liberal arts, social science, or business degree to impact their organization’s bottom line. Or they feel stuck in a finance, economics, or accounting position that lacks human interaction. The 3 semester Master of Human Resources program at the University of Illinois can help.

What a Human Resources Masters can do for you

  • Work in the exciting field of Human Resources using a wide array of skills
  • Start with an average $70,000 entry-level annual salary
  • 94% job placement rate
  • Build off of your existing career and become an HR expert in your industry

Master of Human Resources at Illinois

This is an on-campus 3-semester program leading to the Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations Degree. The School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois teaches a cutting-edge Human Resources focused curriculum that develops the core competencies that are sought after by employers. Lasting just 1.5 years, our program allows you to quickly pivot your career into the growing and highly sought after field of Human Resources. You will build off of your existing career and degree to transition into a skilled Human Resources career with differentiating insider knowledge of your industry.

If you are not able to join us on campus, we also offer an Online Master of Human Resources & Industrial Relations program.

What you can do with a Master of Human Resources Degree

A Human Resources Management Masters Degree can give you the skills you need to become a more effective evaluator of talent and help to get the right people, with the right skills, in the right places, at the right time. Having these skills can have a significant positive impact on your organization and increase your earning potential and involve you in top-level decision making.