Admissions

The Master in Human Resource Management program accepts applications at any time of the year. Applications are processed year-round. 

We offer GMAT waivers for qualified students. If you do not meet the requirements for full admission we do offer provisional admission programs. We highly recommend that you contact the Graduate Business Office first - before you apply to any of our programs. We can help guide you through the process.

What's in my application?

A complete application to the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program includes:

1. All official undergraduate transcripts, and any official graduate transcripts;
2. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores (unless a waiver is granted by the Graduate Director);
3. a detailed, professional essay that addresses the applicant's career plans, and the applicant's professional experience
4. a current resume; and
5. two letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters of recommendation must be from a professional supervisor or colleague. The program will accept a professor's recommendation in lieu of a professional recommendation for traditional students without work experience.

I have an AACSB or ACBSP business degree

If you have an AACSB or ACBSP accredited business-related bachelor's degree then you qualify for full admission if you demonstrate:

  1. a bachelor's degree in a business related discipline from an AACSB or ACBSP school
  2. a 3.0 GPA at degree conferral

If this is you, we will waive your GMAT.

If you don't meet these requirements, don't worry.   We have pathways to admission, and conditional and provisional programs, too.

I have a regionally accredited bachelor's degree

If you have a regionally accredited bachelor's degree then you qualify for full admission if you demonstrate:

1. a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution 
2. a 3.0 GPA at degree conferral
3. at least 2 years' professional work experience (waived in certain circumstances at the discretion of the Graduate Director)

If this is you, we will waive your GMAT.

If you don't meet these requirements, don't worry.   We have pathways to admission, and conditional and provisional programs, too.

I have a graduate degree

If you have a graduate degree then you qualify for admission if you demonstrate:

1. a 3.0 GPA from both your graduate and undergraduate degrees

If this is you, we will waive your GMAT and experience requirements.

If you don't meet these requirements, don't worry.   We have pathways to admission, and conditional and provisional programs, too.

 

I want to transfer graduate credits 

We accept transfer students from other accredited graduate business programs.   You qualify for admission if you demonstrate:

1. good standing in your graduate business program (currently or at the time you left that program), with a minimum 3.0 GPA

2. a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA at degree conferral

If this is you, we will waive your GMAT and experience requirements.

Up to 9 credits of your prior graduate coursework is transferable to West Chester at the discretion of the Graduate Director. The courses and the institution offering them must be of comparable level and rigor. We will consider and accept only courses with earned grades of B or better. 

If you don't meet these requirements, don't worry.   We have pathways to admission, and conditional and provisional programs, too.

 What if I'm not ready?

Don’t worry – we can advise you on the best steps to take to prepare for your MSHRM if you don't meet admission requirements.

We will work with you to make sure that you are prepared for your MSHRM.   Every situation is different, and we likely have admissions solutions available for you.  

Please contact the Graduate Business Office directly for details.

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