The Master of Arts in Human Resource Development provides graduates in both private and public sectors with the skills necessary to:

  • communicate and interact effectively with groups and individuals.
  • assess the nature of performance problems within organizations and recommend solutions.
  • assess the relevant characteristics of adult learners.
  • apply task and content analysis techniques.
  • design and deliver training and performance support programs, including online.
  • assess the effectiveness of training programs.
  • manage human resource development projects and programs.
  • plan, develop and implement techniques for improving organizational performance.

Credit hours required: 36

Admission Information

The program admits students for the fall and spring semesters.

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Program Benefits

The Goodwin College of Education offers flexible day, evening and weekend classes.

Students get personalized attention from skilled professors in small class sizes, and gain connections to internships, career fairs and educational conferences.

Northeastern offers an affordable tuition and convenient urban locations accessible by car or public transportation.

Career Options

The M.A. in Human Resource Development prepares students for employment in human resource areas such as:

  • instructional design
  • organizational development
  • strategic planning
  • workforce education
  • training evaluation
  • needs assessment

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the Master of Arts in Human Resource Development and the courses offered toward the degree.

Human Resource Development, M.A.

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact the Department of Literacy, Leadership, Development and Special Education.

Literacy, Leadership, Development and Special Education

About Northeastern

Northeastern Illinois University is home to students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

We offer an education with value.

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