The Industrial Relations and Human Resources entry in the current SGS Calendar contains important information about fulfilling degree requirements for the MIRHR. Each student’s program of courses must be approved by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. If chosen courses appear to overlap to a large degree, approval may be denied.
Prior to their first course enrolment, each CIRHR graduate student will receive a personalized Program Outline sets out the courses needed to fulfill their degree requirements. The form will include information about course substitutions, how to apply for course substitutions, and whether a replacement course may be necessary.
Students who meet the qualifications for admission and have a four-year bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, in a related field of study (e.g. employment relations; industrial relations; labour studies; commerce or psychology with a major in human resources) will qualify for the 12-month MIRHR (advanced standing) program.
Students complete eleven half-courses (or equivalent) described below during three sessions of study (September to August)
To maintain full-time status students must enrol in at least 3 half courses each semester. Students who wish to take more than the maximum number of courses permitted will require special permission.
Part-time students fulfill the same degree requirements as full-time students but take fewer courses each semester. The average length of time to complete the MIRHR degree is 4 to 5 years.
Students in the MIRHR program are required to achieve a mid-B average in the first two sessions of the program (or in the first 5.0 FCEs) in order to continue