Drexel University

MS in Human Resource Development


3001 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Human Resource Development

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Human resource development (HRD) refers to the principles, methods, and techniques for assessing and responding to the learning and organization development needs of employees and their organizations. The Master of Science in Human Resource Development prepares students to have a positive direct and indirect influence on the future of human resource development in its many forms. The program is designed to prepare graduates for strategic roles in promoting employee and organizational learning in various national and multi-national organizations, as well as to promote the use and integration of technology to support organizational learning. The M.S. degree in Human Resource Development incorporates an interdisciplinary curriculum. Students may choose an area of concentration through either the School of Education or the LeBow College of Business. The program integrates leading learning strategies and instructional technologies into course delivery. Courses expose students to best practices, current research, software applications, and database management systems. Students demonstrate their knowledge and skill acquisition through individual and group projects. The curriculum is 45 credit hours consisting of 39 hours of course work and a 6-credit co-op assignment. Students complete nine core courses and four courses from one of the following concentrations: * Human Resource Development in Business Settings * Human Resource Development in Educational Settings * Human Resource Development in Global Settings


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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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