Part-Time MHRM

Students in grad school

Fisher’s Part-Time MHRM option allows working professional students at a manageable pace to allow for balance between school and their careers. Applications for part-time students are accepted for both spring and autumn terms. However, we encourage interested students to begin in autumn to best experience onboarding and to join a larger cohort. Learn more about the application process here.

Part-time flexibility for busy working professionals

  • Part-time MHRM students select a sequenced course load of 1-3 nights of class per week (between Mon-Thurs, 6:15-9:30 PM)
  • Part-time students complete 39 required credit hours for the degree typically within 3 years but can take up to 6. This is the same program, degree, and the total number of credit hours as the full-time program. It is simply spread out more to accommodate the busy schedule of working professionals.
  • Thanks to the new MHRM curriculum enhancement our part-time students can complete the program faster than ever!
  • Start in either the autumn or spring semester as a part-time student.
  • Pursuing a summer internship is often not feasible or recommended for working professional students. Part-time students can instead pursue the tutorial option to complete the Practicum requirement.

When do you need to decide?

Part-time students can begin with a part-time course load, or can switch from full-time to part-time status later in the MHRM program. Part-time students are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with their academic advisor to ensure all curriculum requirements are met by the desired graduation date.

If a students’ course load falls below 8 credit hours, they are considered “part-time” by The Ohio State University Graduate School and will be assessed tuition & fees accordingly.

How Part-Time Tuition Differs:

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 eligible for the Faculty/Staff Tuition Assistance benefit. View a sample employee statement summary.

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.