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Master of Arts in Human Resource Development

College of Education


Program Description

The HRD master's program prepares professionals who will be responsible for the training, education, development, and performance improvement of adults in businesses and organizations in all areas including: business, health care, human service, non-profit, and governmental agencies. The program has been developed especially for those wishing to move into HRD field as well as current practitioners desiring more formal training.


Admission Requirements

Students must fulfill the requirements for admission to the Graduate College.

  1. B.A. degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 (Students not meeting GPA can apply for faculty review.)
  3. Two letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or supervisors which provide evidence of an applicant’s qualifications.

Individuals who fail to satisfy requirements under No. 2 may be asked to complete undergraduate course work in Human Resource Development prior to admission. The courses to be taken will be determined by the program advisor and will be based on a review of the individual’s academic record and work experience.

Requirements for the Degree:
For students admitted to master’s programs for the Fall 1997 semester and thereafter, all graduate credits will be at the 400 level.


Degree Requirements

For students admitted to master’s programs for the Fall 1997 semester and thereafter, all graduate credits will be at the 400 level.

Required Courses:
HRD-400 HRD and the Organization...........................3 cr.
HRD-401 The Adult Learner I.......................................3 cr.
HRD-403 Presentation and Facilitation
Strategies for HRD...................................3 cr.
HRD-405 Needs and Task Analysis in HRD.................3 cr.
HRD-406 Instructional Design in HRD I.......................3 cr.
HRD-407 Measurement and
Evaluation in HRD....................................3 cr.
HRD-408 Instructional Design in HRD II......................3 cr.
HRD-411 Consulting in HRD........................................3 cr.
HRD-415 Seminar in HRD............................................3 cr.
HRD-416 Practicum in HRD I.......................................3 cr.
HRD-462 Instructional Strategies in HRD
or
HRD-490 Multimedia: Application and Design............3 cr.

Plus one of the following:
HRD-417 Practicum in HRD II......................................3 cr.
HRD-418 Topical Seminar in HRD...............................3 cr.
HRD-419 Project in HRD..............................................3 cr.
HRD-420 Thesis in HRD..............................................3 cr.
Total 36 cr.

NOTE: For all students in the program, the following will be required:

  • A total of thirty-six credit hours of study are required for completion of the program.
  • The successful completion of the Departmental Comprehensive Examination.

Thesis Option
A thesis option will be available by invitation only. The invitation will be based on a consensus agreement of the program’s policy board and the desire of the student to select the thesis option. Students doing a thesis will complete HRD-420 Thesis Seminar, for three credit hours.