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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 and 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
      Electives selected in consultation with Program Advisor or Director9.0
      Capstone Requirements 
      EHRD 715Capstone Co-op with Portfolio I1.5
      EHRD 716Capstone Co-op with Portfolio II4.5
      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 Completing Your Application Guide.


      • 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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