Sep 21, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]

Human Resource Management and Organizational Development [M.S.]

Location(s): In-person/hybrid


Objectives

  1. To prepare professionals who understand and apply human resource and organizational development techniques in ways that lead to greater organizational effectiveness.
  2. To prepare professionals who understand and can plan, implement and manage change processes, whether in positions internal to an organization (managerial or staff support) or as external consultants.
  3. To prepare professionals who understand the need to match organizational needs with human resource needs and are able to implement appropriate systems related to structure, process, and human resources.

Program Admission


Admit Terms and Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; students may start the program in the Summer, Fall, or Winter. See Application Deadlines.

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

For full admission, applicants must have 1) Earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution, 2) a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program. Conditional admission may be available to applicants not meeting minimum admission requirements.

Program Requirements

Applicants must also meet the following program requirements. Requirements may be more stringent than the minimum graduate school requirements.

Admission Criteria

MSHROD-China

MSHROD-U.S.

Overall undergraduate GPA for regular admission

2.75

2.75

Resume

 Not Required

Required

Test Scores:

GMAT or GRE

Not required

For admission, a GMAT score of 450 or a GRE score of 290 is required. The GMAT/GRE requirement will be waived for students who meet any of the GRE/GMAT Waiver Criteria . Requests to waive the GRE/GMAT requirement must be emailed to the Graduate Programs Office (cob_graduate@emich.edu).

The GRE/GMAT requirement is waived for Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 applicants (applicants must satisfy all other requirements). Therefore, emailing the Graduate Program’s Office requesting a waiver is unnecessary for those seeking admission for Fall 2023 or Winter 2024.

Language Proficiency

CET-4, IELTS of 5.0 for regular admission;

If there is no exam, will admit ESL, and students will take an Intensive English course at Tianjin University of Commerce (TJUC)

International applicants must meet the Graduate School’s minimum requirements.

Degree Requirements

Applicants are admitted as Bridge students if they graduated from the Chinese three-year program as an undergraduate.

Bachelor’s degree required

Financial Resources/Visa Requirement

No financial statement is required; no visa is required since students do not come to the U.S.

International applicants must submit the required financial statements and documents for Visa

Program Code:

HROC

HROD

Transfer Credits: Students may be approved to transfer a maximum of six credit hours from an accredited master’s degree program. For more details, check with the department.

Application

Your application will be submitted using BusinessCAS, a Centralized Application Service (CAS) hosted by Liaison. After reviewing the admission requirements, please review the application instructions  and select the appropriate application below.

Domestic Applicants Domestic applicants are required to submit only the transcript from the institution granting their bachelor’s degree if either of the following criteria is met: 1) Lists 30 or more credit hours with an overall GPA of 3.0 or over OR 2) Lists 60 or more credit hours with an overall GPA between 2.7 and 2.99. Within the application, follow the instructions to submit an official transcript. The University may ask applicants to submit additional transcripts after applying.

International Applicants Before applying, applicants must review the international application/process deadlines at emich.edu/international as they may differ from general program requirements.

For additional information regarding the application process, please see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions.

 

Department Information


Management 304 Hill Hall, 734.487.3240

Joy Beatty, PhD, Department Head

Advisor Information


Morgan Milner​, PhD, Graduate Coordinator, 317 Hill, 734.487.1009

Foundation/Prerequisite Courses: 12 hours


Students must complete nine hours of graduate or undergraduate non-management courses spread across three business functional areas (marketing, law, economics, accounting, and finance). One three-hour course from these nine hours must be either accounting or a finance course. Students must also demonstrate proficiency in using computer applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel spreadsheets.

In addition, students must take:

Degree Requirements: 30 hours


Required Courses: 15 hours


Thesis or Practicum: 3 hours


Satisfy one of the following options.

Critical Graduation Information


Each graduate student is responsible for fulfilling the requirements or equivalents of the Eastern Michigan University catalog in force at the time of their initial registration or a subsequent catalog, including the one in effect at the time of their graduation.

Master’s degree requirements must be completed within six (6) years of first enrollment in the master’s degree program.

In the event a student does not complete the master’s degree requirements within six years of the date of their original registration, the student may be required to have their credits re-evaluated by the academic department(s) of their degree in keeping with catalog requirements in force during the year of their graduation.

The following are minimum requirements for all master’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some programs require more than the minimum in one or more areas below.

  • A master’s degree must require a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  • No more than six credits of independent study courses and no more than 12 credit hours of special topics and independent study courses combined may be applied to a graduate degree.  
  • Residency Requirement:
    • For students admitted to master’s degree programs of 36 or fewer required hours, at least 24 new graduate hours beginning the semester of acceptance and enrollment into the degree program must be earned at EMU. The remaining program requirement hours may be met through transfer or prior degree credit (EMU or elsewhere). 
    • For students admitted to master’s degree programs of 37 or more required hours, at least 30 new graduate hours beginning the semester of acceptance and enrollment into the degree program must be earned at EMU. Minimum degree hours must still be met for graduation. The remaining program requirement hours may be met through transfer or prior degree credit (EMU or elsewhere).
    • Residency and enrollment in multiple programs: Students enrolled in multiple master’s/specialist degree programs must have 24 unique credit hours in each degree program.
  • Only credits from one completed graduate certificate may be applied to a master’s or specialist degree in a relevant field of study, as determined by the Graduate School and with the approval of the degree-granting academic department, and be included in the residency hours above.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all graduate-level courses taken at EMU and in their program of study to remain in good academic standing and be eligible for graduation. Students do not need to be registered for classes during the semester of graduation.
  • The Graduate School does not permit the use of undergraduate courses (499 and below) to meet degree requirements on graduate programs of study.
  • Some master’s programs require a thesis; others require a special project or internship; others require students to pass a final exam. See the Graduate School website for Thesis and Dissertation Manuals, all forms, and information about research and human subject approval. Every completed thesis or dissertation must be submitted to Digital Commons. Any form of graduate student work submitted to Digital Commons must first be approved by a faculty advisor and the Graduate School.