Human Resource Development MS

Human Resource Development MS

Make vital contributions to corporate success through the process of developing employee expertise and creating a satisfying, productive work environment. Our 100% online degree provides project-based learning in a flexible environment to prepare you for career success as a human resource manager in diverse fields where you will design, develop, deliver and evaluate effective training and development programs.

Program Highlights


Connect with alums in business and higher education through our network of graduates.


Gain real-world experience through summer internships with our connections to local businesses and organizations.


Our program is affiliated with the Program Excellence Network in the Academy of Human Resource Development.


Obtain additional certificates in Organization Development and Leadership & Talent Development and Workplace Learning.

Why UT Tyler

Unique Placement

We offer one of the few HRD programs in the United States housed in a business college, which gives you a competitive edge to succeed.

Learn at Your Own Pace

Complete your degree in just one year or take as much time as you need.

Top-Tier Faculty

Learn from faculty with real business experience, award-winning research and diverse backgrounds.

Meet a Student

Abbie Eckenrode

Summer 2023

“In January 2022, I decided to take a leap and transition from nursing to UT Tyler’s HRD MS program. I chose the program because of my history with the UT System and this program’s curriculum and online format. I firmly believe that the knowledge gained during my time in this program will allow me to excel in my professional career.”

Career Outlook

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. Our HRD graduates find managerial positions with many of today’s top employers in fields such as business, nonprofit, educational, military and the government or go on to enter the HRD PhD program.

Meet a Graduate

Kelly Moore

MS in Human Resource Development, 2021

“Through UT Tyler’s HRD MS program, I connected with faculty who supported and encouraged me. That experience led me to apply for the HRD PhD program and its unique cohort concept. In the cohort concept, you are part of a small group of students that work as a team. This allows you to create a bond with other students and commit to each other's success.”

Talent Development Capability Model

Developed by the Association of Talent Development, this curriculum model ensures that students have skills and expertise in the development and delivery of training, leadership development, coaching, organization development and the evaluation of HRD programs. Students can earn certificates in special areas such as organization development and leadership & talent development and workplace learning.

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