Human Resource Development and Technology

The Department of Human Resource Development and Technology offers three graduate degrees: Master of Science in Human Resource Development, Master of Science in Industrial Technology, and Ph.D. in Human Resource Development.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to each program requires a satisfactory score on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and a satisfactory undergraduate grade point average as well as official transcripts and two letters of recommendation. The general requirements for the degree may be found in the General Degree Requirements section for the College of Business and Technology. In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study, the prospective graduate degree student in HRD or industrial management without adequate preparation may be required to take additional undergraduate courses to complete deficiencies. In addition to the Graduate Admission Requirements listed in this catalog, to be considered for admission, applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate Record Examination scores 5 years of age or less on the General Test
  2. Complete official transcripts
  3. An application for Graduate Studies
  4. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from persons who have directly observed the applicant's academic and/or career performance, and

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis and are based on multiple criteria including letters of reference, work experience, GRE scores and grade point average (GPA) in the last sixty hours of undergraduate work. Successful applicants usually have GPA of 3.0 or better and GRE scores at the fiftieth percentile or better. Applicants who believe their grade point average or their scores are not valid indicators of their ability should explain their concerns in a letter to the HRD/Technology graduate coordinator. The department may elect to require additional assessments of individual applicants. Courses at UT Tyler campus are offered evenings and online. Students may also enroll in courses offered during the summer and at off-campus sites.