MLHR or MHRM? So which is it?

If you go to the website for the MLHR program, you’ll note that the program is referred to as “MLHR” or Master of Labor & Human Resources. However, if you start your application and/or look over the new brochure, you’ll see the program referred to as “MHRM” or Master of Human Resource Management.

So which is it?

Officially, the name of the program is MLHR. The name change has been approved by all required parties at The Ohio State University (e.g. the Graduate School, the Office on Academic Affairs, etc.) but the name change must be ultimately be approved by the Ohio Board of Regents which oversees all public universities in Ohio. The name change will be approved – it is just a matter of when. Because we are allowed only one change to the application form each year and we needed to order enough re-designed brochures to last us up to two years, we wanted to ensure those items reflected the new name that will be approved. (In other words, the application form and new brochures reflect the new name of the program in advance of the official approval.)

I cannot tell you exactly when this will be approved – my best guess is that it will happen by the end of calendar year 2012. The current MLHR website will be changed/updated after the name change is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. It will not happen immediately but we will work on making these changes as soon as the name change is officially approved by the Ohio Board of Regents.

All of this reminds me of a classic song written by the Gershwin Brothers