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  • MS in Human Resource Development


    The online MS in Human Resource Development program is designed to prepare you with the competencies for success in promoting individual and organizational learning world-wide. With its strong emphasis on learning theory, the curriculum is both practice-oriented and research-based culminating with a substantial Capstone experience. The program addresses the principles, methods, and techniques for assessing and responding to the learning and development needs of employees and their organizations.

    You'll learn how to positively impact:

    • Career development
    • Organization development
    • Training & development

    Upon Graduation, You'll be prepared to:

    • Promote the use and integration of technology to support organizational learning
    • Take on strategic roles in promoting employee and organizational learning
    • Work in national and multi-national organizations

    You may choose to specialize in:

    • Evaluation and return on investment
    • Instructional systems design and e-learning
    • Project management
    • Strategic human resources
    • Design your own specialization to meet your learning needs

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    Core Requirements 
    EHRD 500Foundations of Human Resources Development3.0
    EHRD 600Organizational Consulting3.0
    EHRD 601Leading and Evaluating Change3.0
    EHRD 602Coaching and Mentoring for Sustainable Learning3.0
    EHRD 604Development of Human Resources3.0
    EHRD 606Human and Organizational Performance3.0
    EHRD 607Global Human Resource Development3.0
    EHRD 609Training and Development3.0
    EDHE 660Principles of Adult Education3.0
    EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations3.0
    Capstone Requirements 
    EHRD 715Capstone Co-op with Portfolio I1.5
    EHRD 716Capstone Co-op with Portfolio II4.5
    Concentration Options 
    Select one concentration and complete all 9.0 credits of the required courses:9.0
    Strategic Human Resources
    EHRD 605
    Organizational Learning & Strategy 
    EHRD 610
    Strategic Competencies for HRD Leaders 
    ORGB 631
    Leading Effective Organizations 
    Evaluation & Return on Investment (ROI)
    EDHE 682
    The Evaluation Process 
    EDHE 684
    Evaluation and Assessment in Practice 
    EHRD 608
    Evaluating the Value & Impact of Human Resource Development Interventions 
    Instructional Design & E-Learning
    EDLT 550
    Introduction to Instructional Design 
    ELL 501
    The Purpose and Business of E-Learning 
    ELL 502
    E-Learning Technologies 
    Project Management
    PROJ 501
    Introduction to Project Management 
    PROJ 502
    Project Planning & Scheduling 
    PROJ 603
    Project Leadership & Teamwork 
    Total Credits45.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $868 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1157 per credit)

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.


    Academic Calendar

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

    December 7, 2015

    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

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