Master of Human Resources Application Instructions
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the time they enroll. Students accepted into the program have a wide range of academic backgrounds, including the social sciences, business, the humanities, and other areas. The admission committee does not require a major in a particular area. Applications will be only considered upon receipt of all materials. Application deadlines for the fall 2016 class are: early decision - March 1st, regular decision - May 1st.
- Submit a completed Application for Graduate Admission.
- Request official transcripts of your academic work from all colleges or universities that you attended, including Rollins College.
- Submit current (within the last five years) official test scores from one of the following: Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants who have already earned a masters degree, have four or more years of professional level/upper management HR experience, or have an undergraduate Grade Point Average of 3.5 or better (four-point scale) may petition to have the test scores waived. Submit request on a separate piece of paper with the application.
- Submit two letters of reference on forms provided below. Select professional and academic supporters who know you and can appraise your ability to do academic work at the graduate level in HR. One letter should come from an employer.
- Submit a current resume.
- Submit a one- or two-page Statement of Purpose essay clarifying your expectations from graduate study. Please address the following questions:
1) Why do you want to pursue a Master of Human Resources degree?
2) How will the MHR program enhance your performance in your current position?
3) How does the MHR program relate to your career goals?
- Students who have earned degrees from non-English speaking institutions should submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of at least 550 (or better) on the paper test, or 213 (or better) on the computer test, or 80 (or better) on the Internet-based test (IBT) is required on the TOEFL for admission.
- Students who are not American citizens must demonstrate appropriate permanent resident or visa status. Only full-time student status will qualify students for an F1 Visa.
- Submit the non-refundable application fee of $50 payable to Rollins College. A check, money order, Visa, or MasterCard is acceptable.
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All materials must be forwarded directly to:
Master of Human Resources
1000 Holt Avenue - 2725
Winter Park, Florida 32789
If you have further questions, please call us at 407-646-2653, e-mail MHR@rollins.edu, or write to us at the above address. To discuss the program in person, please request an appointment with an academic adviser or with the director of the program.
Test Scores may be waived if applicants meet one of the following criteria:
- Earned a Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
- Have four or more years of professional level/upper management HR experience.
- Earned an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or better (four-point scale).
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
- Web address: www.gmat.org
- Register by phone: 1-800-717-4628 (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time)
Graduate Records Examination (GRE)
- Prometric Web address: www.securereg3.prometric.com
- Prometric Testing Center Locations:
- 1241 Semoran Blvd., Lake Howell Square, Suite 171, Casselberry, FL
- 2301 Lucien Way, Suite 170, Maitland, FL
The GRE is offered by appointment year-round on the computer. You can also visit the Educational Testing Service Network’s GRE Web site at www.gre.org for additional information or call 1-800-GRE-CALL (1-800-473-2255) or visit www.ets.org for additional testing sites.
Kaplan Testing Center
- Web address: www.kaplan.com/TestPreparation/Graduate
- Locate local sites from Kaplan Testing Center at 1-800-527-8378
- Nearest local branch: 407-273-7111
Applicants may request special accommodations as needed for both the GMAT and the GRE; however, official current documentation (within the last five years) regarding entitlement for special accommodations must be provided. The approval process takes a minimum of three weeks.
Attention: GMAT Disability Services
5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220
Bloomington, MN 55437
ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054