Master of Science in Human Resource ManagementFrequently Asked Questions

FIU requires you to have a four-year bachelor degree from an accredited university.

FIU requires that official transcripts are sent in directly by the college(s) or university (ies) you attend(ed). You cannot send in copies of these transcripts yourself.

If you are an alumnus (ae) of FIU, there is no need to have transcripts sent. If you attended a university outside the U.S. and the transcripts are not in English, they must be translated by a certified translator. The translation and an official copy of the transcripts must be submitted.

International students may waive the TOEFL exam only if they have earned an undergraduate or master's degree in a TOEFL-exempt country. Those who are not waived from the TOEFL requirement will need to score at least 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, 80 on the internet-based test, or an equivalent score on a comparable examination. Please visit http://www.ets.org/toefl for more information. List of TOEFL exempt countries can be found on the following website: http://gradschool.fiu.edu/toefl-exempt-countries.shtml

GMAT scores - 5 years
GRE scores - 5 years
TOEFL scores - 2 years
Institutional TOEFL scores (FIU) - 1 year

The maximum number of students per class is 54.

No, there is no required thesis.

No, if you decide not to complete an internship for credit while in the program you may take an online Career Services Professional Development Seminar to meet the professional development seminar program requirements.

Classes taken in another university program will not be waived since this is a 12-month, lock-step program. Courses from other programs also are not transferable.

No. Unfortunately, you cannot pursue two degrees at the same time at FIU.

No, you cannot prolong the MSHRM for more than 12 months. Since it is a lock-step program, you must remain with your class throughout the entire sequence until the program is concluded.

No, students are responsible for all books and course material required for each class.

Yes. You can apply for financial aid online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ or pick up an application at any high school, college or university. For specific information regarding financial aid or to find out the status of your application please contact the Financial Aid Office for the College of Business at COBFA@fiu.edu.  The FIU's Financial Aid Office web site is located at http://finaid.fiu.edu/. It is advisable that you begin the process as soon as possible.

Yes, students will be registered for a minimum of 12 credits each semester. As a full time student you will qualify for financial aid.

Professional experience is determined on a case-by-case basis using a resume, and any requested supporting documents. Our admissions committee evaluates an individual’s accomplishments, roles, and responsibilities to determine the total number of years of professional experience. We consider the individual's position responsibilities, managerial roles if applicable, core competencies exercised and longevity in each position. Internships are not considered when determining work experience. For our purposes, professional experience generally begins at the point of graduation.

If the applicant does not meet this criteria, he or she can still apply. University Graduate School provisions for a limited number of admissions for individuals who do not meet specified criteria. The Admissions Committee will evaluate the candidate files holistically reviewing all documents submitted (resume, working experience, letters of recommendation etc.) Admission under this provision remains on a competitive basis and admission into the program for the selected term cannot be guaranteed.

Yes, please send supporting materials to the program via email or mail. Please include your Panther ID and date of application with your documents.

Information about scholarships can be obtained from the following sources:

  • College of Business - https://business.fiu.edu/scholarships
  • University Graduate School - http://foundation.fiu.edu/scholarships/
  • MSHRM Program Scholarships- 
    • Merit Scholarship - $5,000 tuition scholarship (application will be provided once attendance is confirmed by student)
    • Book scholarships - $1000 textbook scholarships each semester. Please contact the program for more information.
    • FIU Alumni Scholarship - $5,000 tuition scholarships. Selection will be based on merit.

Yes. For more information on on-campus housing options please visit http://www.housing.fiu.edu/

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