Not all graduate human resources (“HR”) programs are the same when it comes to necessary prerequisite coursework. When you’re investigating graduate HR programs, be sure to check into each program’s prerequisites.
A common question we receive is on the Fisher/Ohio State MLHR program’s prerequisite courses – specifically, does it have any? The Fisher MLHR program is designed for strong and qualified students who are interested in graduate level study of HR. We expect to see three or four social science courses completed on your academic transcripts at time of application – however, we have yet to see anyone apply to this program who has not completed at least three social science courses, regardless of his/her undergraduate major. (See here for a partial list of social science disciplines.)
Are there any other (i.e. non-social science) courses that you should have on your transcript at time of application? Beyond the three or four social science courses described above, it might be helpful if you take a basic statistics course prior to enrollment if you are admitted. (Whether you take this course prior to or after applying is up to you.) All admitted Fisher MLHR students are required to complete a two course sequence in statistics as part of the degree requirements. Taking a basic statistics course prior to enrollment is not required – but it might help you be better prepared for this portion of the program.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!