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Human Resource Development

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

Become a leader or manager of an agency, business, or, industry, and other organizational contexts. The fully online M.S. in Human Resource Development (HRD) 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.

  • Fully online master's degree
  • Curriculum contains 30-credits
  • Can be completed in 18-24 months
  • Options to start in the fall, spring, or summer semester
  • Can be enrolled part-time or full-time

The project-based coursework and research component address workplace problems with innovative, evidence-based HRD solutions.

For people teaching in Career and Technical Education fields, the M.S. HRD-CTE emphasis supports educators teaching industry trades and professions. 

The M.S. HRD is a Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) eligible for in-state tuition for member states. Are you eligible for WRGP reduced tuition? 

Graduate School Application Process & Requirements:

Graduation Requirements:

Career Opportunities in HRD: