Human Resource Development M.S.

Human Resource Development (HRD) is a process of developing human expertise through organization development and personnel training and development so that individual improvement enhances corporate performance. Careers in this field are available in business, nonprofit, educational, and governmental settings. The HRD program provides students the opportunity to combine study and related experiences to develop, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate knowledge of the purposes, practices, issues, and problems of private for profit and public not-for-profit organizations. Students also have the opportunity to learn how to design, deliver, and evaluate effective training programs.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in HRD is a 36 hr. program which includes the following requirements that may be completed with any combination of face-to-face, hybrid, or online classes:

Professional Core (6 hrs.):

HRD 5343Foundations of Human Resource Development

TECH 5303Research Techniques in HRD/Technology

HRD Core (24 hrs.):

HRD 5307Measurement and Evaluation in Human Resource Development/Technology Education

HRD 5336Adult Learning

HRD 5344Conflict Resolution

HRD 5347Performance Consulting

HRD 5350Leadership and Ethics in Human Resource Development

HRD 5352Organization Development

MANA 5350Strategic Human Resources Management

TECH 5320Total Quality Management

Electives (6 hrs.):

Any graduate-level courses