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Concentrations

M.S. in Human Resource Development

The M.S. in Human Resource Development program's objective is to meet the universal demand for human resource, training and learning, organization development, and performance improvement professionals who can think strategically and implement globally. 

Four concentrations are offered that specifically address key skill areas, providing strategies, insights, tools and practical application necessary for a competitive edge. Each concentration includes three courses (9 credits) as part of the degree requirements.

Strategic Human Resources

Students learn the essentials of organizational leadership, learning, and strategy creation in terms of designing and aligning Human Resource Development practices within the broader context of strategic human resources management.

Instructional Design & E-Learning

Students learn instructional design and development fundamentals and a wide range of e-learning technologies associated with training and learning delivery and online education.

Project Management

Students develop project management capabilities for application in a variety of fields. Coursework is aligned with the internationally recognized Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).

Evaluation & Return on Investment (ROI)

Students develop critical competencies for evaluating the quality, value, and impact of HRD programs, interventions, and solutions. Focus is on evaluation models, frameworks, and processes, survey construction and other data collection methods, measuring Human Resource Development’s impact and return-on-investment.