MA Human Resources Admissions

Application deadlines

Spring 2020

  • International: September 15, 2019
  • Final: December 15, 2019

Summer 2020

  • International: February 15, 2020
  • Final: April 15, 2020

Fall 2020

  • International: March 15, 2020
  • Scholarship Priority: March 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: July 31, 2020

Application requirements

To apply you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Current résumé
  • Essay (you can preview the essay for your program by starting an application)
  • Scanned transcripts
  • Contact information for two references who will provide letters of recommendation electronically
  • GMAT/GRE or an approved waiver. Please note, any submitted test scores will be considered regardless of waiver eligibility. 
  • IELTS or TOEFL score (International applicants only)

Entrance exam waiver options

You may be eligible for an entrance exam waiver if you:

  • Earned a bachelor's degree or higher from the University of Cincinnati, or a domestic AACSB accredited business program, within the last three years with a 3.5 GPA or better
  • Successfully completed at least six graduate credit hours in a relevant field with a 3.5 cumulative GPA;
  • Have seven or more years of relevant professional experience that demonstrates advancement;
  • Have a professional certification/licensure in a relevant field.

The program makes every effort to review and respond to applicants in a timely manner, typically within two to three weeks of the application being completed. During peak periods, or very early in the admission cycle, additional processing time may be needed.