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Please review the information below for instructions on how to apply to a SMLR program.


How to Apply to an Undergraduate Program

B.A. in Human Resource Management

The B.A. in Human Resource Management (HRM) is a joint degree from the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) and the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences (SAS).

There are different instructions on how to apply if you are a new student, how to declare the HRM major if you are a current Rutgers student in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), or how to add the major if you are a student within another school at Rutgers. For more information, please visit the How to Declare the HRM Major webpage.


Prospective Students

Individuals who are prospective Rutgers students wishing to pursue the B.A. in HRM are advised to apply directly to the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences (SAS). The admissions application can be found on the New Brunswick Undergraduate Admissions website. Upon acceptance into SAS, students are required to complete the SAS core requirements, those of the HRM major, and those of a minor (or a second major) for a minimum of 120 credits in order to graduate.


Students Currently Within Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences

Declaration of intent to complete the HRM Major can take place after students have taken and completed Introduction to HRM, 37:533:301, with a “C” or better. Once the Introductory course has been successfully completed, then actual declaration of the HRM major is made through the SAS MyMajor Portal at mymajor.sas.rutgers.edu. To ensure that students are able to complete the major within four years, it is advised that they make an appointment with the HRM Undergraduate Student Counselor to review their record.


Students Within Other Rutgers–New Brunswick Schools

As with those students who are within SAS, students within other schools in Rutgers–New Brunswick who wish to declare the HRM Major as a second major may do so after Introduction to HRM, 37:533:301, has been taken and completed with a “C” or better. In order to declare the HRM Major, students must meet with their school advisors to have the major added to their record. It is recommended that students also make an appointment with the HRM Undergraduate Student Counselor to go over the requirements needed to complete the HRM Major.


For more information and to contact an HRM Undergraduate Student Counselor, visit the Undergraduate Program in Human Resource Management page

B.A. in Labor Studies and Employment Relations

After being admitted to the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, (SAS), students may be conditionally admitted to the labor studies major, if they have a GPA of 2.0 or better, by going to the SAS major/minor sign-up website: mymajor.sas.rutgers.edu. Sign in with your NetID and password and simply click 578 Labor Studies and Employment Relations as your major/minor.

B.S. in Labor and Employment Relations

Transferring from Outside Rutgers

To Apply: Students must submit an online application for external transfer through Rutgers Admissions. Visit the application/admission timetable for information on deadlines. 

Application Inquiries: Transfer applications are processed by Rutgers Admissions. You should be able to find most information through Rutgers Admissions websites including additional information for international applicants. For questions about your application status, please consult with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly.


Transferring from Within Rutgers

Currently matriculated students at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, Camden or Newark) may submit an online school-to-school transfer application through Rutgers Admissions School-to-School Transfer webpage upon reviewing the criteria for admissions. The school-to-school transfer application is NOT permitted for non-matriculated (non-degree) students at Rutgers University – they should apply to Rutgers Admissions as if they are transferring from outside Rutgers. Students must complete a minimum of 12 Rutgers degree credits before the transfer.


Previous Rutgers Students

Students who were previously undergraduates and who wish to return to Rutgers for a degree in Labor and Employment Relations should apply through the Re-enrollment Application, whether this would be their first or second Rutgers degree.

If you have questions or wish to discuss what to do in another situation, please contact Professor Paula Voos at pbvoos@work.rutgers.edu.

How to Apply to a Graduate Degree Program or Graduate Certificate Program

Master's and Ph.D. Programs

To apply to a School of Management and Labor Relations graduate program, complete and submit an application online through the Rutgers Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions

Online Application

To start the application process, visit the Graduate Admissions website and select “Apply Now” in the upper right corner of the page. The first step is to create a login ID and PIN. Once you have done so, you can work on your application, save it, and come back to finish it later.

When completing the application for admission, select the program for which you wish to be considered by name or by number. Below are the listings as they appear on the Graduate Admissions website for our degree programs. 

Graduate Certificate Programs

To apply to a School of Management and Labor Relations graduate program, complete and submit a non-degree application online through the Rutgers Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions

Online Application

To start the application process, visit the Graduate Admissions website and select “Apply Now” in the upper right corner of the page. The first step is to create a login ID and PIN. Once you have done so, you can work on your application, save it, and come back to finish it later.

When completing the application for admission, select the program for which you wish to be considered by name or by number. Below are the listings as they appear on the Graduate Admissions website for our certificate programs. 

(NOD = non-degree study)