Rochester Institute of Technology

College of Health Sciences and Technology

Human Resource Development (MS)


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Human Resource Development

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The mission of this program is to provide education, training, research, and consultation for human resource development (HRD). Human resource development is the integrated use of training and development, organization development, and career development to improve individual, group, and organizational productivity and effectiveness.

The HRD program is characterized by a philosophy of pragmatism, theoretical foundations in the social sciences, and mastery of relevant technologies and human productivity methodologies. The program is a 36 semester-credit-hour program with four major curriculum components: career development, organization development, training and human resource development, and human resource management. Students have the option of concentrating in a specific area or developing a broad program that best meets their needs.

The HRD internship is designed to assist students in accomplishing three objectives: to gain on-the-job professional experience in the HR field; to become acquainted with the daily HR work challenges and strategies used to resolve these; and to develop professional contacts and build experience-based credentials, which will enable the student to find professional employment upon graduation.

Classes are offered in the evenings and online. The program may be achieved through part-time or full-time campus study.



International Student Requirements:

International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 570 (paper-based) or 88 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing Systems (ILETS) will be accepted in place of the TOFEL. The absolute minimum score for unconditional acceptance is 6.5. Upon arrival at RIT, international students may be asked to take an English language proficiency exam. Those who do not meet the minimum standard will be required to take additional English language courses.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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