Master of Human Resources - MHR

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

About This Degree

Housed in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, the master of human resources program gives students the opportunity to engage in real-world projects that prepare students for one of the fastest growing career fields.

Human resource managers are responsible for the strategic design and implementation of recruitment, selection, compensation, training, career, and performance management systems that bring out the best in an organization’s most important assets — its people.

What You Will Learn

The Master of Human Resources is available in an executive program, offered throughout the state of Utah and online throughout the world. The executive program is customized for working professionals, so that students may maintain their careers while working toward the MHR degree. Key features of the MHR excutive program include:

On-campus program

  • Top HR program – fully accredited – recognized reputation
  • 18 months full time
  • International trip
  • Dual degree options: MBA, MDATA, MMIS

Professional program

  • Top Online HR Program – fully accredited – recognized reputation
  • 12 months, 18 months or 24 months options
  • Designed for working professionals
  • 100% online

At a Glance

College: Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Department: Management Department

Faculty: View profiles of faculty members on the department directory.

Learn More: Program website

Program Requirements


MHR: Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding, Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cedar City, Cortez (CO), Delta, Ephraim, Heber City, Junction, Kanab, Kaysville, Logan (Main Campus), Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Orem, Panguitch, Park City, Price (USU Eastern), Richfield, Roosevelt (Uintah Basin), Salt Lake, St George, Tooele, Tremonton, Vernal (Uintah Basin), Wendover

Statewide Delivery

The on-campus program is only available at the Logan campus.

Online Delivery

The professional program is fully online.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the MHR program can pursue careers in the following areas:

  • Human resource management
  • Recruitment
  • Compensation
  • Training
  • Performance management
  • Talent acquisition
  • Benefits
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Organizational development

Job Outlook


Heather Buatte

Office: EBB 315
Phone: 435-797-9753

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Bruce Boucher

Director, Masters of Human Resource Executive Program
Office: Salt Lake City RCDE Campus
Phone: (435) 646-7723

Cynthia Armstrong

Office: EBB 315A
Phone: (435) 797-0009

Tim Gardner

Associate Professor and Director, Master of Human Resource On-Campus Program
Office: EBB 302A
Phone: (435) 797 3937


Admission Requirements

Students whose undergraduate degree is not in a business-related field must take an additional 10.5 credits of business acumen courses. Most of these courses can be completed during the summer as part of the Accelerated Business Core program. The classes can also be taken concurrently with the MHR program.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Logan campus program: Score at or above the 50th percentile on in the GRE, the GMAT or MAT
  • Professional program: Score at or above the 40th percentile on in the GRE, the GMAT or MAT
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation
  • Provide a resume to the department
  • One-page summary of career goals and objectives

International students have additional admissions requirements.


Logan Campus:
Applications must be submitted by March 15th to be considered for fall semester. Visit for more information

Professional Program:
You may start the program in January, May or August. Application deadlines are due approximately 6 weeks in advance. Visit for more information.

Program Requirements

Students in the program are required to complete a three-credit internship rather than a thesis. Students are often able to make contacts for internships through the department, or they may use internships found on their own. These experiences can vary in length and often lead to careers with the company for which the student interns.

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