How to Apply

The next cohort for the MHRM program will commence in Fall 2024. Apply today!

Priority review deadline: March 1, 2024 Regular review deadline: June 1, 2024 

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. Admission is only available in the Fall semester and the program enrolls every 2 years.

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

  • Completed bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA*
  • 2 + years professional 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:


Required Admissions Documents 

How to Submit 

Step one:

Submit Graduate Admissions Application Form and $100 application fee.


Download and submit the Residency Declaration Form.

Email via UH FileDrop or mail to address below

For international students, please download, complete, and mail a Confidential Financial Statement 

Mail to address below 
 Members of the military who are requesting an application fee waiver must email prior to submitting their application fee. Once the payment has been made, the Executive Education Center cannot reimburse applicants. 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.).Email via UH FileDrop or mail to address below

Step two:

Submit Official Transcripts (Official e-Transcripts are accepted) 

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 address below, or received in a sealed institutional envelope if submitted with the application materials.

University of Hawaiʻi 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 "position" 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.

E-transcripts to or mail hardcopy to address below

Step three:

International Applicants

The English Language Institute requires all students who have English as their second language to clear the ELI. Exemptions include:

Visit the ELI site for more information. 

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for the UH Manoa TOEFL 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. 

EA, GMAT and GRE results are sent directly to us. Please email with your ELI/exemptions. 

Step four:

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's in 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's in 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 professional work experience, internships and related activities. Please keep the length to 1–3 pages.

Please email to 

email or mail to address below

Step five:

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 or emailed directly to

email or mail to address below
 Mail to: Executive Education Admissions
Shidler College of Business
Executive Education Center
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2404 Maile Way, A-303
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA