Human Resource Development MS Degree (Online)
The University of Texas at Tyler
Business & Technology
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
* Applications for Fall 2017 are no longer being accepted for HRD MS. Spring 2018 is still open.
A national report ranked The University of Texas at Tyler's online master's degree in human resource development as one of the top programs available. TheBestSchools.org, an independent organization, ranked UT Tyler's program 12th among the 20 best online programs for a master's degree in human resources.
Tracks: Online Only
College: Business and Technology
Applicants with three or more years of extensive managerial work experience may request to have the GMAT requirement waived by the Graduate Coordinator. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis; "extensive managerial experience" will typically mean a full-time supervisory or managerial position held for a significant period of time after completing the bachelor's degree as demonstrated with a resume.
Degree: A Master's degree in HRD, business administration, management or related field from a college or university approved by a recognized national accrediting body.
Test Score Required: GMAT is required unless last 60 hour GPA is 3.25 or above OR if the applicant holds a master's degree from an accredited US institution (or its equivalent as determined from an approved credentialing agency). Submission of GMAT scores (in some cases the GRE may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT) taken within 5 years at time of application to the program. In rare instances the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT. The formula for consideration in the MS HRD program is GPA x 200 + GMAT=> 1000.
Applicants with three or more years of extensive managerial work experience (earned in the U.S. or with a U.S. government entity) may request to have the GMAT requirement waived by the Program Advisor. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis; "extensive managerial experience" will typically mean a full-time supervisory or managerial position held for a significant period of time after completing the bachelor's degree as demonstrated with a resume.
GPA: 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) on all previous academic coursework.
Letters of Recommendation: No
Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No
Admissions Essay: No
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Career Outlook: 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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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.
Learn more from the Department of Human Resource Development and Technology.
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 HRManagement; 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.
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