Human Resource Development

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Department of HR Development

Soules College of Business

The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Human Resource Development provides solid preparation for careers in business, industry, nonprofit, education, government, and the military through outstanding undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

UT Tyler offers the human resource development BS degree, human resource development MS degree, human resource development online MBA, and human resource development BS to MS, 4+1 program. Students learn to make vital contributions to corporate success through the process of developing employee expertise and creating a satisfying, productive work environment.

The university also offers the PhD in human resource development with a unique focus on organizational development and change, integrating a strategic management perspective.


Human Resource Development (HRD) is a process of increasing the capacity of human resources in organizations through learning and development for the purpose of organizational performance. Careers in this field are available in business, industry, nonprofit, education, government, and the military.

The HRD Master’s program provides students with the opportunity to combine study and related professional experiences to develop, apply, synthesize and evaluate HRD knowledge and address performance needs, issues, and problems of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students also learn how to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate effective training and development programs. This program is delivered completely online.


The mission of the Department of HRD is: Lead the HRD field through innovative scholarship, academic excellence, and professional service.

Meet graduate students and alumni of The University of Texas at Tyler.