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The WVU Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Program is one of the earliest Human Resources programs established and is among a very limited number of human resources/industrial relations full-time day programs in the country.

Did you graduate from a West Virginia college or university? If so, you can get in-state tuition in our Master’s of Industrial Relations program.

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 become a part of a program with an outstanding reputation for developing talent

Our graduates are excellently positioned for a wide range of management careers. WVU's MSIR program boasts a placement record averaging 90 percent.

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Tuition and Costs

Residents of Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Louisiana, and Virginia can apply for instate tuition through the Academic Common Market program.

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Collective Bargaining Simulation

Experiential Learning

MSIR students participate in collective bargaining simulations and interview competitions. Additionally, many work in the Center for Career Development, assisting students with resume and interview preparation.

Experiential Learning
Tina Bigalke

Student Placement Success

Graduates from the MSIR program, like Tina Bigalke, VP of PepsiCo, enjoy successful placement in a diverse group of high quality employers and economic sectors.


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Browse the Courses

MSIR course topics range from employment law to human resources information systems, and are taught by experienced faculty and industry experts.