Human Resource Development MS Degree (Online)

Graduate Admissions


The University of Texas at Tyler
Business & Technology
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7310

Degree Information
Phone: 903.565.5836

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

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., an independent organization, ranked UT Tyler's program 12th among the 20 best online programs for a master's degree in human resources.

Degree: MS

Hours: 36

Tracks: Online Only

College: Soules College of Business

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Total Program Tuition Cost: $16,380 Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state online enrollment. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support:  Yes

Degree: A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and a satisfactory grade point average computed on the last 60 undergraduate hours.

Test Score Required: A satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). In rare instances the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT. Quantitative measures are integrated into an index that multiplies the applicant’s 60-hour GPA times 200 and adds the total GMAT score (60-hour GPA X 200) + GMAT = >1000. An index score of greater that 1000 is typical of a successful candidate. If the student’s 60-hour GPA is above 3.25 the GMAT may be waived. 

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 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.

No more than nine semester credit hours of graduate credit earned prior to acceptance into the program, including transfer credit, may be applied to the degree. Students seeking admission to the program who have not yet satisfied admission criteria may be admitted as conditional or provisional students and allowed to complete one semester with up to nine hours of coursework.

GPA: GPA computed on the last 60 undergraduate hours

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 information, go to Occupational Outlook Handbook - Human Resource Development Managers.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

Meet a graduate student of The University of Texas at Tyler.

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. 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.

More about UT Tyler’s human resource development program of study.

Also see The University of Texas at Tyler master’s and PhD degree programs in human resource development.

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