PhD in IRHR

Degree Requirements

The program of study in IRHR requires all students to:

  1. complete three core seminars
  2. select a primary field of either Human Resources [PDF] or Labor, Work, and Society [PDF], in which five courses will be taken
  3. either select a secondary field in which three courses will be taken, or take three electives if no secondary field is chosen
  4. complete four statistics and research methods courses
  5. complete a Master's thesis

Courses and Syllabi

Below are the PhD courses offered by faculty at the School of Management and Labor Relations, with links to sample course syllabi. Students often take PhD courses relevant to their interests in other schools and departments at Rutgers. The SMLR Graduate Catalog can assist you.

Resources for Ph.D. Faculty

Guidelines for Faculty Who Supervise Doctoral Students in RAs and TAs

This document describes the expectations for SMLR faculty members who mentor and supervise IRHR doctoral students serving as the faculty member's teaching assistant (TA) or research assistant (RA). The statement serves to inform faculty of their obligations to the student and the school when they accept this role, and to inform the student of the expectations on the part of their advisor.