Human Resource Development MS Degree (With Online Option)
Access a Premier Program to Accelerate Your HRD Career
Complete a master’s degree in human resource development entirely online through The University of Texas at Tyler. Study with the best HRD scholars in the nation—from your office or home computer—to gain new skills, support your organization and advance your career.
- Take advantage of a convenient learning format: Study at your own pace, using online chat and Skype to interact with your professors and other students.
- Work with faculty to design research-based projects that relate to your current work and organization.
Join other students who are working professionals looking to enhance their talents for career growth and advancement through UT Tyler’s online HRD master’s program.
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Online Master’s in HRD: Self-Paced. Research-Focused.
- Earn a master’s in HRD by completing coursework, research and projects: No thesis is required.
- Complete a curriculum that focuses on training graduates to become change agents who can help their companies better navigate a dynamic workplace.
- Understand how to connect the role and function of your HRD department to your organization’s business strategy.
- Complete coursework and research assignments that effectively prepare you to enter a doctoral program in HRD.
Human Resource Development Faculty: Student-Focused HRD Leaders.
- Complete a curriculum developed by professors who are among the most recognized experts and forward-thinking HRD professionals in the country.
- Interact with professors who are readily available to provide one-on-one support and engage in discussion both in-person and online.
- Learn from professors who are respected leaders in HRD: Dr. Jerry Gilley, named outstanding HRD Scholar in 2008; Dr. Greg Wang, editor of The Journal of Chinese HR Management; and Dr. Andrea Ellinger, editor of HRD Quarterly.
Learn about UT Tyler’s human resource development faculty
Human Resource Development Courses: Self-Paced. Practical.
Foundations of Human Resource Development – Study the set of systematic and planned activities designed by organizations to provide employees with the necessary skills to meet current and future job demands: learning and human resource development, needs assessments, task analysis, designing and implementing training programs, evaluating training programs, career development and organizational development.
Adult Learning – Explore theory and methods of instruction for adult and continuing education, including learning principles, curriculum organization, evaluation techniques and effective classroom interaction.
Organizational Development – Examine different perspectives on organization development at the individual, group and organizational levels of analysis. Theoretical models are studied, along with practitioner examples of organizations utilizing organization development interventions.
Career Outlook for HRD
An advanced degree such as a master’s in human resource development is important for those seeking many of today’s top HRD management positions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 13% rate of job growth for HRD managers through 2022, which is about as fast as the average growth expected for most careers. For more, go to Occupational Outlook Handbook - Human Resource Development Managers.
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