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Human Resources: MHR

Human Resources

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.

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:

  • Top HR program -- fully accredited -- recognized reputation
  • Designed for working professionals
  • Available online
  • Attend classes one weekend a month
  • Complete in 12 months or 24 months
  • Develop strong network of professionals

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Additional Information:

While the master of Human Resources is available at various regional campuses, the full online offering of this degree is only available outside the state of Utah.

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

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.

Admission Deadlines

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.

Tim Gardner, PhD, Cornell University
Associate Professor and Director, Master of Human Resource On-Campus Program
Area: Strategic human resource management
Office: EBB 302A
Phone: (435) 797 3937

Steven Hanks, PhD, University of Utah
Associate Professor
Area: Management, business strategy, and entrepreneurship
Office: BUS 414
Phone: (435) 797-2373

Konrad Lee, JD, Brigham Young University
Associate Professor
Department: Management Department
Area: Business and employment law
Office: BUS 410
Phone: (435) 797-5090

Professional Organizations, Honor Societies, and Clubs

Entrepreneurship Club: The Entrepreneurship Club teaches skill sets for entrepreneurs to be successful. The club provides access to resources, teaches how to develop and refine business ideas, and assists in helping students build and launch a sustainable, successful company.

Healthcare Administration Club (HAC): The Healthcare Administration Club provides students with meaningful experiences which will allow them to excel in the healthcare industry. HAC students are able to hear from key note speakers, visit healthcare facilities and prepare for quality masters programs. HAC students are the future of healthcare.

Women in Business Association (WIBA): WIBA represent women making a difference in business. This club is focused toward making essential networking contacts, recruiting and mentoring future women in business, and learning vital skills for the business world.

Huntsman Opportunities

Career Exploration Trips: Not sure what your dream job is? No worries; our career trips will get you out in the field so you can talk with our professional partners and explore different industries.

Global Learning Experiences: Global Learning Experiences can help you develop a global mindset and prepare for business that extends beyond borders.

Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED): This is as real as it gets! SEED is an international consulting internship where students teach basic business and finance principles to local entrepreneurs in the Philippines and Peru.



Academic Advising

Heather Buatte
Office: EBB 315
Phone: (435) 797-9753

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

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