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Certificate in Human Resource Development

The online Certificate in Human Resource Development is uniquely positioned at the intersection of business and education.

Among one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, human resource development is at the core of every organization’s strategy and continues to be a challenging and rewarding field.

Whether you are on a new career path or are a seasoned human resource, training and learning, and talent management professional, this business-focused, practitioner-oriented certificate will provide the expertise and skills currently in demand in today’s organizations.

Certificate students take courses alongside M.S in Human Resource Development students and are encouraged to matriculate into the M.S. program.


The 18-credit certificate consists of six three-credit graduate courses preparing students for further study and development in the field of human resource development. Students are encouraged to take two courses per term.

Course descriptions may be viewed in Drexel’s Online Course Catalog

Term Courses Credits
Term 1 EHRD 500 Foundations of Human Resource Development
EHRD 601 Leading and Evaluating Change
Term 2 EDHE 660 Principles of Adult Education
EHRD 600 Organizational Consulting
Term 3 EHRD 606 Human and Organizational Performance
EHRD 608 Evaluating the Value and Impact of HRD Interventions