Human Resource Development MS Degree (Online)
Human Resource Development Dept
Delivery Method: Online only
Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years
College: Soules College of Business
Total Program Tuition Cost: Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state online enrollment is $17,064. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.
Scholarships/Financial Support Available: 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.
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