HRER Program Requirements

  • An ELR graduate student takes notes

    Applying to the Human Resources and Employment Relations Program

    To receive admission to the Employment and Labor Relations graduate department, all applicants must first be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The graduate school has an online form for applicants to apply.

    Minimum Requirements for Applicants

    To be accepted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.6 if the bachelor’s degree was earned within the past five years. If an applicant’s bachelor’s degree is older than five years, the minimum cumulative grade point average required is 2.4. If an applicant’s cumulative undergraduate grade point average does not meet minimum standards, he/she must submit Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores.

    Due Dates and Average Timeline for Decisions

    Admission to the ELR Department and the graduate school is on a rolling schedule. The department has a two-week period to make a decision once the completed file is received from the graduate school. You cannot be considered for placement in the ELR Department or register for classes until the graduate school has received all of the required materials.

    Costs and Financial Aid

    Information on the cost and the availability of financial aid to graduate students is available from the Office of Financial Aid.

    Check Out Your Options: Four Campus Locations, Online Classes

    With four campus sites as well as online learning options, you can make academic arrangements that suit your situation. Our main campus is in Indiana, Pennsylvania. We also offer these degrees through three other campus locations in the state: Harrisburg, Pittsburgh East (Monroeville), and at our Northpointe campus (between Kittanning and Pittsburgh).

    Be Done in One, Take Two for Two, or More

    You can complete the master’s degree in one year full-time, take the option of one online course and one evening course over two years, or spread the courses out over as many as five years. Choose what works best for you.