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Application Requirements

To be eligible for admission review, applicants must provide a complete application package as outlined below through the online application system

Applications are considered in entirety and in comparison with other applications for the same class. See our frequently asked questions for more information.

Admission is open only to US citizens, permanent residents, and individuals with current valid US immigration status. Individuals who would require immigration status and sponsorship to enter the US are not eligible for this hybrid degree. Please note that no Student Status Visa(s) or student immigration documentation can be issued at this time.



Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, or an equivalent international degree. You must upload unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended. Official transcripts are not required unless admitted.


Recently updated work history and experience, skills and areas of expertise, personal achievements, and any information that is pertinent to your application.


Submit two professional letters of recommendation. One must be from a direct supervisor who supports your enrollment, knows your abilities, can speak to your potential for advancement in HR, and confirms that you can obtain access and resources to complete your case project. You can submit your application without completed letters of recommendation, but your recommenders must upload their letters within 10 days of the application deadline.


In the form of an essay, describe:

  1. your academic interests,
  2. your academic background, preparation, and training, including any relevant professional experiences,
  3. your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in this specific program, and
  4. your professional goals.


Students in the program are required to develop and implement an HR project within their organization. The project must focus on HR actions designed to address an identified, strategic business challenge or opportunity. Examples might include growth, globalization, innovation, competitive pressures, total quality, tapping new markets. The business challenge/opportunity should have implications for the workforce and for HR processes/practices for which you can develop an intervention.

For the STATEMENT OF PROJECT, describe the project you might implement, the likelihood of support for the project, and how you will gain support from your current management team to complete it.

We recognize that project selection may change before or even shortly after you begin the program, but please provide a summary of a project that you could realistically undertake. In about 100 words, describe the business challenge or opportunity, then provide another 150 words on potential HR implications that you could explore and work to address.


The personal statement allows you to provide the admissions committee with a sense of who you are as a whole person, and you should use it to describe how your personal background and experiences influenced your decision to pursue a graduate degree.


After submitting your application you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to record your online video at your convenience.


All applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency. There are 3 ways this may be done:

  1. Submit Scores – Provide official IELTS Academic or TOEFL iBT test scores that meet the Graduate School’s minimums. For TOEFL, ILR recommends applicants have a minimum total score of 100 score and sub-scores of 25 in each category.
  2. Request a Standing Exemption in your application for admission – On the first page of the application form, you will attest that you meet one of the standing exemptions. Provide documentation if required.
  3. Request a Special Exemption – In exceptional cases, applicants may ask for a special exemption.


Not accepted. Not utilized in admissions decisions for this program.