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Curriculum

M.S. in Human Resource Development

The M.S. in Human Resource Development is a unique two-year program developed by faculty who are leading researchers and practitioners in their field. Their experience and knowledge of current trends and practices lends a customized aspect to the core courses and concentrations that are offered with this program.

The program is 45 credit hours, consisting of 39 credits of coursework (30 core credits; 9 concentration credits) and a capstone project, resulting in a submission of an applied research paper and final presentation, totaling six credits.

The program’s core curriculum provides a comprehensive understanding of human resource development, from its foundations to the most successful workplace learning, performance, and change strategies.

For degree requirements and course descriptions, please visit Drexel University Online Course Catalog.

Core Courses - 30 Credits

Code Name Credits
EHRD 500 Foundations of Human Resource Development 3.0
EHRD 601 Leading and Evaluating Change 3.0
EHRD 603 Performance Competencies 3.0
EHRD 604 Development of Human Resources 3.0
EHRD 606 Human and Organizational Performance 3.0
EDUC 804 Program Evaluation in Organizations 3.0
EDHE 660 Principles of Adult Education 3.0
EHRD 600 Organizational Consulting 3.0
EHRD 607 Global Human Resource Development 3.0
EHRD 602 Coaching and Mentoring for Sustainable Learning 3.0


Concentration Areas - 9 credits

Strategic Human Resources 

The following courses in the Strategic Human Resources curriculum are highly recommended. Any substitution must be approved by the faculty advisor.

Code Name Credits
ORGB 631 Leading Effective Organizations 3.0
MGMT 640 Strategic Human Resource Management 3.0
EHRD 605 Organizational Learning and Strategy 3.0

Instructional Design & E-Learning

The following courses in the Instructional Design & E-Learning curriculum are highly recommended. Any substitution must be approved by the faculty advisor.

Code Name Credits
ELL 501 The Purpose and Business of E-Learning 3.0
ELL 502 E-Learning Technologies 3.0
EDLT 550 Introduction to Instructional Design 3.0

Project Management

The following courses in the Project Management curriculum are highly recommended. Any substitution must be approved by the faculty advisor.

Code Name Credits
PROJ 501 Introduction to Project Management 3.0
PROJ 502 Project Planning and Scheduling 3.0
PROJ 603 Project Management Leadership 3.0

Evaluation & Return on Investment

The following courses in the Evaluation & Return on Investment curriculum are highly recommended. Any substitution must be approved by the faculty advisor.

Code Name Credits
EDHE 682 The Evaluation Process 3.0
EDHE 684 Evaluation and Assessment in Practice 3.0
EHRD 608 Evaluating the Value and Impact of HRD Interventions 3.0


Capstone/Co-op Requirement

See the requirements for the Capstone/Co-op.