Admissions and Standards

Admission Policies
Admission requirements for the MS-HR/LR program are:

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  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    1. Applicants holding a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college whose undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.0 will also be considered, provided they have 2 or more years of relevant professional experience and/or they hold professional certifications such as PHR, SPHR, GPHR, etc.; they are required to provide detailed information about their professional experience/certification.
    2. Applicants holding a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college whose undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.0 and who have no relevant professional experience are required to take the GMAT or GRE test and achieve satisfactory scores; they will also be interviewed by program faculty in order to be considered for admission.
  2. An official transcript from all other institutions attended; and
  3. The intellectual capacity and motivation to pursue graduate work as determined by credentials, two letters of recommendation, and a personal interview.

Waivers and Transfers

  1. The MS-HR/LR non-waivable program core credit hour requirement must be completed in the School of Management in its entirety;
  2. Waivers: Undergraduate and graduate coursework completed elsewhere, but only from a regionally accredited institution, may be used to waive credit hour requirements in the MS-HR/LR waiveable program core, if equivalencies are established; certification of competency in these areas by means of a proficiency examination such as CLEP or significant work-related experience may be considered;
  3. Waivers: A grade of C- or better is required for any course utilized to waive a course in the MS-HR/LR waivable program core;
  4. Transfer: A maximum of nine (9) credit hours completed elsewhere, but only from a regionally accredited institution, may be transferred in partial fulfillment of the curriculum requirements of the MSHR/LR program;
  5. Transfer of courses will only be considered for those with a grade of B or higher and must not have been applied towards another degree;
  6. Courses presented for transfer credit must be submitted for consideration with official transcripts from the other program, and must have been completed within five years of initial acceptance into the MS-HR/LR program.

These policies ensure program integrity and also that student ability to attain the learning goals of the program is not compromised.

Academic Probation and Dismissal
Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average each semester. They may repeat a course in which they receive a grade of C or lower to raise their grade. A course in which the student receives a grade of F must be repeated, if required by the department academic review committee. Academic probation is automatically imposed if the student’s GPA falls below 3.0 in any semester, or the cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0. The student then has exactly one semester to bring the cumulative GPA to 3.0. If the student fails to do so the student will be dismissed from the program. Students will also be dismissed if the semester GPA in any two successive semesters is below 3.0.

Grounds for departmental review and possible dismissal from the program also include:

  1. Violation of NYIT’s Academic Integrity policy; and
  2. Violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

The committee, at its discretion, may require the student to repeat one or more courses in which the student has a grade lower than B; reduce their credit load; take other remedial action; or recommend the student’s dismissal from the MSHR/LR program.

The criteria used to evaluate students for graduation are uniform at all campus locations and, pertaining to the MSHR/LR academic program the graduate cumulative grade point average will be a minimum of 3.0. Additional criteria for graduation are located in the NYIT Graduate catalog.

Time to Degree Completion:
In the best interests of the student and the college, a maximum of five years is allowed for completion of degree requirements. Under exceptional conditions, an additional year may be permitted upon formal request and approval by the academic dean and the Provost.

Repeat Policy
Studens must repeat a course in which s/he receives a letter grade of F, if required by the department academic review committee.

Admission Notes

  1. All application materials must be fully submitted prior to consideration for admission to the MSHR/LR program;
  2. All applicants will either be fully admitted or not admitted into the MS-HR/LR Program;
  3. Students may neither be conditionally admitted into the MS-HR/LR Program nor granted provisional status in the MSHR/LR program;
  4. There will be no categories for Non-Matriculated ,and Non-Degree status;
  5. There will be no Early Admission students; and
  6. No student may register for an MSHR/LR course until fully admitted into either the MS-HR/LR program (Students transferring from another NYIT graduate program into the MS-HR/LR program must satisfy the admissions criteria for the MS-HR/LR program).

Admission of International Students
The School of Management welcomes students from other nations who show promise of profiting from educational opportunities in the United States. International applicants must have completed only a three-year (or more) degree-bearing postsecondary program which is equivalent to a US bachelor’s degree in order to be considered for acceptance into the MSHR/LR program.

Moreover, international applicants who have earned undergraduate degrees at foreign universities must provide evidence of English proficiency per NYIT policies. This may be accomplished either by achieving a minimum of 79/80 on the IBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a six on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or an examination deemed to be equivalent.

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