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Idaho State University

Human Resource Development

Become a leader or manager of an agency, business, or, industry, and other organizational contexts. The M.S. in Human Resource Development prepares organizational learning and performance professionals with high-demand management expertise in the human resource development discipline principles and practices of learning and development, performance improvement, strategic planning, and leadership.

The curriculum of this 30-credit masters is delivered fully online and can be completed in 18-24 months. The project-based coursework and research component address workplace problems with innovative, evidence-based HRD solutions. An emphasis in Professional Technical Education (Career and Technical Education) supports CTE educators teaching industry trades and professions. The MS HRD is a Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) eligible for in-state tuition for member states.

Preparing professional educators for leadership, development, and performance improvement in organizations

  • Graduation Requirements
  • Human Resource Development Core (12 credits)
  • HRD Electives (12 credits)     OR     CTE Electives, for CTE Emphasis (12 credits)
  • Research (6-7 credits)


Career Opportunities:

Training & Development Specialist/Director

Organizational Development professional


Facility Manager

Organizational Leader/Executive

Community Relations Coordinator/Manager

Trainer/Learning Specialist

Organizational Effectiveness professional


Retail Management



ISU Catalog, Human Resource Development, MS

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