SMLR's Ph.D. program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources (IRHR) is an interdisciplinary program that qualifies students for employment as college or university fa
SMLR's Ph.D. program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources (IRHR) is an interdisciplinary program that qualifies students for employment as college or university faculty or research positions. The IRHR program is designed for people who want to:
Study the world of work in our dynamic global economy, including how employment relationships affect organizations, workers, and society
Work with leading scholars who are nationally and internationally recognized experts in a broad range of topics in industrial relations and human resources
Become leading scholars. Students learn how to design, conduct, and publish rigorous research in scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, and Journal of Applied Psychology, among others.
Develop teaching skills by working as teaching assistants and teaching their own courses.
Learning Goals for Students
Attain marked ability, scholarship, research and leadership skills in industrial relations and human resources
Engage in and conduct original research
Prepare to be professionals in careers that require training at the highest levels in the social sciences that address issues related to industrial relations and human resources
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