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 either a on a full-time or part-time basis through evening classes. 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. Click here to learn more about the specific coursework.

  • Full-time students select a sequenced course load of three nights of class per week (between Monday-Thursday, 6:15-9:30 PM) for two full academic years.
  • Part-time* students select a sequenced course load of one or two nights of class per week. The part-time option may be a good option if you plan to work full-time while completing your MHRM degree. Click here for additional information on the part-time option.

*International students entering Fisher’s MHRM program on an F-1 visa are not eligible to pursue the MHRM degree on part-time basis, and must maintain full-time enrollment status for the duration of their programs.

Which Plan Is Right For You?

  • MHRM - Plan A (Thesis)

    Under Plan A, students complete 43.5 semester hours of coursework, including a thesis. Students who wish to gain valuable research experience and ultimately pursue a PhD usually select this option, any student, regardless of career goals, may select this option. A maximum of six hours of credit (included in the 43.5 hours) will be designated for research toward the completion of the master's thesis.

    Thesis Defense

    Under this plan, students develop, with the approval of their faculty advisors, research toward the completion of a master’s thesis. The thesis advisor is a faculty member with expertise in the topic being researched; he or she does not need to be the student’s faculty advisor. Students considering the thesis option should begin to develop potential thesis topics early in his/her program.

  • MHRM - Plan B (Internship or Tutorial)

    Under Plan B, students complete 43.5 semester hours of coursework, including three or more elective course credits, and three credits towards the HR Practicum Project (internship or tutorial). The primary focus of this plan is completion of substantive developmental experiences that broaden students’ understanding of the field of human resources and enhance their professional development. The majority of students in the MHRM program choose this option.

    Internship Option

    Students pursuing the internship option seek out practical human resource experience in a business, government agency, academic institution, etc.. In coordination with a faculty advisor and often under the additional direction of an external supervisor, students gain practical experience for the purpose of developing skills and knowledge integral to success in business and, specifically, in the field of human resources. Visit the careers page to learn more about internship opportunities.

    Tutorial Option

    Students pursuing the tutorial option obtain practical experience related to a human resource topic via completion of special volunteer project(s) or through small scale research projects.  Tutorial projects are developed in coordination with a faculty advisor - and often under the additional direction of an external supervisor. The number of hours, number of projects, and time frame required to complete the tutorial option varies between students.