Human Resource Development (M.S.)
About the Program
Human resource development is a unique field because every organization needs employees with experience in supporting and developing people, whether that is in an organizational development consultant role or leadership role. The Master of Science in Human Resource Development (HRD) program prepares students for leadership-oriented careers in a wide variety of industries including corporations, nonprofit groups, financial institutions, government, healthcare, K-16 education and beyond. You can graduate from our fully-online, 30-credit program at your own pace while gaining valuable expertise in developing, improving, and managing a professional workforce.
MS HRD Course Requirements (12 Credits) take the following courses, take 12 credits12 creditstake these courses:OLP6601 - HRD Lit Practitioner-Scholar3 creditsOLP6602 - Principles of HRD3 creditsOLP6621 - Theories of Adult Learning3 creditsOLP6661 - Performance Improvement3 credits
Career and Technical Education Option take the following courses, take 12 credits12 creditsTake 12 credits from:CTE5501 - Foundations of CTE3 creditsCTE5502 - Analysis Course Constr in CTE3 creditsCTE5503 - Methods of Teaching CTE3 creditsCTE5504 - Evaluation in Teaching CTE3 credits
Research Studies: Thesis Option take 9 credits, take at least 1 course9 creditsTake 9 credits:EDUC6601 - Research and Writing3 creditsOLP6632 - Research in Organizations3 creditsEDUC6610 - Applied Educational Statistics3 creditsEDUC6650 - Thesis1 - 6 credits
Research Studies: Professional Option take 6 credits, take at least 1 course6 creditsTake 6 creditsEDUC6601 - Research and Writing3 creditsOLP6632 - Research in Organizations3 credits
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.