Ph.D. Program in Human Resources
Cornell University’s ILR School: A world leader in Human Resource Management
Cornell University is among the world’s most prestigious research universities -- and its ILR School is the HR Studies leader. Cornell ILR focuses on the world of work with doctoral programs not only in HR, but also related fields such as organizational behavior, dispute resolution, labor relations, public policy and social statistics.
In a 2009 poll posted on the Academy of Management's HR Division listserv, members were asked, “If you were advising a top-notch student interested in pursuing a graduate degree in HR, what three schools would you recommend?” Scholars ranked ILR’s HR program as their top pick, citing Cornell’s program more frequently than any other.
Why Cornell’s Human Resources Ph.D. Program?
- Unmatched program breadth and depth
- Access to top scholars
- Guaranteed full funding
- Academic careers at top-notch universities
Learn More About the Program
- HR Ph.D. Program Guidelines (pdf)
- Application Process - Application deadline: January 1
- Admissions Requirements
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Admissions Process
- Financial Aid
- Visiting ILR
Read about the latest research of the HR Studies Faculty.
An Alumnus Perspective
“I had an awesome experience at Cornell. The professors were terrific, as were my fellow Ph.D. students. I could not have been better prepared to launch my career in teaching and research in human resource management.”
— Jeff Ericksen, Assistant Professor, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University (HR Ph.D. graduate)
For more information on Cornell's Ph.D. in Human Resources program, please contact:
Chair, Human Resource Studies
ILR School, Cornell University