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Human Resource Development

Online M.S. Human Resource Development degree program is ranked 12th among other HRD/HRM programs in the United States by Press release.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that The University of Texas at Tyler's Human Resource Development degree is renewed for alignment with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 308 programs in 232 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines -- created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 -- are part of SHRM's Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.


Human Resource Development (HRD) is a process for developing and unleashing human expertise through organization development and personnel training and development for the purpose of improving 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 work and community education. Students also have the opportunity to learn how to design, deliver, and evaluate effective training and development programs.