Program Structure

Domestic students enrolling in Fisher's MHRM program can pursue their degree on a full-time or part-time basis. International students entering the program on an F-1 Status Visa* are not eligible to pursue the MHRM degree on a part-time basis, and must maintain full-time coursework status.

Fisher offers domestic students the convenience of completing the MHRM program on a full-time or part-time basis. View the full curriculum here.

  • Full-time students take sequenced MHRM core classes three nights per week (Monday – Thursday) from 6:15-9:30 PM for two full academic years.
  • Part-time students take sequenced MHRM core classes 1-2 nights per week (Monday – Thursday) from 6:15-9:30 PM. Learn more about the part-time track here.

*Learn more about the F-1 visa, and applying as an international student.

Which Plan Is Right For You?

  • MHRM - Plan A (Thesis)

    Under the Thesis Plan, students complete 43.5 credit hours of coursework, including a thesis. Students who hope to gain research experience and ultimately pursue a PHD usually select the Thesis Plan, although any admitted student may select this option.

    Thesis Defense

    Under this plan, students develop and complete a master’s thesis with the support of a thesis advisor who has specific expertise in the topic area being researched. Students who plan to pursue this option should connect early in their program with their academic advisor to express interest.

  • MHRM - Plan B (Practicum)

    Students who choose to do the Practicum option complete 43.5 credit hours of coursework, including 4.5 elective course credits, and a Practicum project. The focus of this plan is to allow students to practically apply knowledge and skills acquired through MHRM coursework in a real business setting. Course credit to be received after successful completion of MHR 7191 HR Practicum written report. The Practicum option can be completed through one of two tracks.

    Internship Option

    Students pursuing an internship gain practical experience in an HR role. The internship is to be a full-time 40/hr. a week working commitment, typically completed during the summer between years 1 and 2 of the MHRM program. Visit the careers page to learn more about internships.

    Tutorial Option

    Students who work full-time and are unable to pursue an internship may complete the Practicum option in their current role, through volunteer project(s) or through small-scale research projects. They will develop a project with their faculty advisor that allows them to practically apply coursework in their job.