The Department of Technology and Workforce Learning offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Human Resource Development. Within the program, students will select from two different emphasis areas, listed below. This program is nationally accredited by the Human Resource Development Accreditation Association and is designed to provide preparation for individuals involved in employee training, education and development, performance improvement, and organizational development in business, industry and private or public service organizations.
Emphasis areas include:
- Management and Consulting
- Program Development and Delivery
Options available for the degree include:
- Option I: Thesis
- This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.
- Option II: Research Problem
- This option is designed to provide a research experience that can include a specific problem, creative and aesthetic efforts such as performances, exhibits, or creative programs, or an internship.
- Option III: Course Work
- This option requires completion of course work that demonstrates evidence of advanced course work in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific requirements for the coursework.
Admission to this graduate degree program requires:
- Bachelor's degree in human resources, education, business, or related area
- Letter of application