Master of Human Resource Management Application Process

Join our Fall 2018 cohort! 

Priority review deadline:  March 1, 2018 Regular review deadline:  June 1, 2018 July 1, 2018

The Shidler College of Business looks for a diverse and well-balanced class, therefore applications are evaluated holistically and all components are given equal weight.

Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) General Admission Guidelines:

  • GPA 3.0*
  • 2 + years work experience preferred - not required
  • Resume
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation 
  • Interview
  • International students only: TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • No GMAT required

*GPA under 3.0 will be considered if other qualifications meet requirements. The rigor of the undergraduate degree will also be taken into consideration. 

You may apply for admission by following these steps:

Step one:

Submit Online Graduate Admissions Application & $100 Application Fee

Submit Residency Declaration Form (send to

Submit Confidential Financial Statement (international applicants only)

Step two: Submit Official Transcripts (Offical e-Transcripts are accepted)
Step three:

Submit TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)

Step four:

Submit Statement of Objectives and Resume (send to

Step five:

Submit two (2) Letters of Recommendation

Step six:

Keep in touch:   (808) 956-5774

Shidler College of Business

Executive Education Center

University of Hawaii at Manoa

2404 Maile Way, A-303

Honolulu, HI 96822


Submit Graduate Programs Application

Submit Online Graduate Admissions Application & $100 Application Fee

Download and submit Residency Declaration Form*

For international applicants: Submit Confidential Financial Statement

*Members of the military who are requesting an application fee waiver must email prior to submitting their application fee.  To be eligible for an application fee waiver, please submit a Residency Declaration Form and proof of military affiliation (i.e. military orders, military verification, etc).

Submit Official Transcripts

All applicants are required to submit one current official transcript from each institution of higher education attended, including any study abroad or exchange programs, summer programs, and non-degree work and extension programs. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to the Shidler Graduate Admissions Office, or received in a sealed institutional envelope if submitted with the application materials.  

If your institution issues e-Transcripts, we will accept this form of transcripts ONLY if it is sent directly from the institution you attended.  Please send all Official Transcripts and e-Transcripts to the following address:

Ms. Toni Mingo
Shidler College of Business
Executive Education Center
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
2404 Maile Way, A-303
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

University of Hawaii Transcripts

Applicants who attended college in the UH system do not need to submit official transcripts for course work completed at UH. The Shidler Graduate Admissions Office will obtain these transcripts on behalf of the applicants.

International Transcripts

Transcripts must be issued in the original language and indicate dates of attendance, all courses, credits or hours and grades received. The original transcripts must be accompanied by English translations. All English translations must be complete and exact word for word translations of the original documents. They must bear the official seal or stamp of the institution, and the translator's original signature. Do NOT convert numerical grades to letter grades. A complete grading scale or system of evaluation is required, if not indicated on the official transcript. Transcripts must indicate any degree, diploma, professional title, certificate or other academic credentials received. If not, submit official copies and English translations of all academic credentials.

Note to Students from Certain South Asian Countries

Students or graduates from institutions in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan must submit properly attested mark sheets for each year of study showing the subject included in each exam, the maximum mark in each subject, the minimum mark for passing, the mark obtained, and the "pision" or "Class" received. Academic records are accepted if attested by the registrar, assistant registrar, head of department, dean of student affairs, controller of exam, USEFI student advisor, professor-in-charge or principal.

Submit TOEFL or IELTS (International Applicants)

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa  is B187. Test scores cannot be more than two years old. Most applicants whose native language is not English need to submit official scores for either of these tests. An international applicant is exempt from the TOEFL, if he or she has earned a bachelor's or advanced degree within the last five years at a regionally accredited or recognized institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore or the United Kingdom.

Submit Statement of Objectives and Resume

Prepare a Statement of Objectives addressing the following questions below.  Please limit responses for each question to 500 words or less.

  1. What are your career objectives and how will the Shidler Master of Human Resource Management program assist in the development of achieving these objectives?
  2. How will your experiences, professional and personal, contribute to your peers and the curriculum of the Master of Human Resource Management program?
  3. Optional Essay:  Please provide any additional information to the Admissions Committee that you believe is important and/or will highlight any areas of concern that will be valuable in considering your application.

Your resume should indicate work experience, internships and related activities. Please keep the length to 1–3 pages.

Please email to

Submit Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

All MHRM applicants must submit two letters of recommendation by using the letter of recommendation form. Letters should be written by the applicant’s current/former employer, colleague, or individual that may contribute valuable insight to your performance at the Shidler College of Business. The letters should be written on company/university letterhead and sent in sealed envelopes.
Please address the letters to the Toni Mingo, and mail them to:
Ms. Toni Mingo
Shidler College of Business
Executive Education Center
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
2404 Maile Way, A-303
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Only printed hard copies will be accepted by mail or drop-off. Letters of Recommendation may NOT be submitted electronically or via email.

Keep in Touch

Keep in touch with us in the months prior to the deadline for applications to see how your application is progressing, and if any required information is missing. You may expect to hear about your admission within a month of when your file is complete.  You may e-mail or call us at (808) 956-5774.