Master of Science in Human Resource Development

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 5343: Foundations of Human Resource Development

TECH 5303: Research Technology in HRD/Technology

HRD Core (24 hrs.):

HRD 5344: Conflict Resolution

HRD 5336: Adult Learning

HRD 5350: Leadership and Ethics in HRD

HRD 5307: Measurement and Evaluation in HRD

HRD 5347: Performance Consulting

MANA 5350: Strategic Human Resource Management

HRD 5352: Organization Development

TECH 5320: Total Quality Management

Electives (6 hrs.): Any graduate-level courses