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  • MS in Adult Education and Organization Development


    The online MS in Adult Education and Organization 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:

    • Formulate human resource and organization development strategies that attract, develop, and retain the best human capital and talent
    • Design and implement workplace learning and performance interventions to achieve employee and organizational goals
    • Develop effective consulting, coaching, and mentoring skills to sustain learning, performance, and change in the workplace
    • Evaluate human resource development programs and interventions to determine their quality, value, and effectiveness
    • Lead strategic change initiatives and manage projects in any organizational setting

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    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
    Selected in consultation with Program Advisor or Director 
    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 2016-2017 is $894 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1192 per credit)

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2016-2017 Academic Year

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2017     

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018 

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

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