Fisher’s Part-Time MHRM option allows working professionals to attend classes at a reduced rate in order to balance personal commitments and their career.  Students are accepted into the program on a rolling admissions basis, making it possible for part-time students to begin the MHRM program in either the autumn or spring semester. See the Applying to Fisher page for more details.

How is the MHRM Part-Time option different?

  • Unlike full-time students, part-time students attend/select a sequenced course load for 1-2 nights of class per week (between Monday-Thursday, 6:15-9:30 PM) instead.
  • International students on an F-1 visa are not eligible to pursue the MHRM degree on part-time basis, they must maintain full-time coursework status throughout the duration of their enrollment.
  • Part-time students complete their degree within three to six years.  MHRM students may enroll in as few as 1.5 credit hours per semester or as many as 9 credit hours per semester to lengthen or shorten their overall time in the program.
  • Pursuing a summer internship is neither feasible nor recommended for part-time students who are working full-time while enrolled in the program. Part-time students instead will pursue the tutorial option in order to complete their HR practicum requirement.

When do you need to decide?

A student can begin the MHRM program with a part-time course load, or can switch from full-time to part-time status later in the program. Part time students are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with his/her academic advisor while completing the program. To ensure all curriculum requirements are met, it will be important to regularly meet with their academic advisor while completing the program.

If your semester course load falls below 8 credit hours, you are considered "part-time" by the Ohio State University Graduate School for tuition purposes and assessed fees accordingly.

How Part-Time Tuition Differs:

Full-time students enroll in 8+ or more credit hours and are assessed full-time fees/tuition, whereas part-time students usually take 3-6 credits per semester. Tuition is determined by how many credits you are enrolled in each semester. Click here to see the University Registrar's complete tuition and fee schedule.

Are you an OSU employee?

If you are a full-time employee of Ohio State University and pursuing the degree part-time, you may be also eligible for the Faculty/Staff Tuition Assistance benefit. View a sample employee statement summary here. Note: you will be taxed on the tuition benefit as income. Contact the Ohio State HR representative for your college/unit and refer to the Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance Program Guidelines for more information.