The Master of Science in Human Resource Development (HRD) is a unique two-year program, developed by faculty who are leading researchers and practitioners in their field. Their experience and knowledge of current trends and practices lends a customized aspect to every area of study, from core courses to the four areas of concentration that are offered with this program.
Through a successful blend of experiential-based learning, broad research, and in-depth academics, students graduate with the following outcome-oriented competencies and capabilities.
The program is 45 credit hours, consisting of 39 credits of coursework (30 core credits; 9 concentration credits) and a capstone course that includes a capstone project, resulting in a submission of a capstone research paper and final presentation, totaling six credits.
The program’s core curriculum, comprising 30 credits, provides a comprehensive understanding of human resource development, from its foundations to the most successful workplace learning, performance, and change strategies.
For course descriptions, please see the Drexel University Online Course Catalog.
|EHRD 500||Foundations of Human Resource Development||3.0|
|EHRD 601||Leading and Evaluating Change||3.0|
|EHRD 603||Performance Competencies||3.0|
|EHRD 604||Development of Human Resources||3.0|
|EHRD 606||Human and Organizational Performance||3.0|
|EDUC 804||Program Evaluation in Organizations||3.0|
|EDHE 660||Principles of Adult Education||3.0|
|EHRD 600||Organizational Consulting||3.0|
|EHRD 607||Global Human Resource Development||3.0|
|EHRD 602||Coaching and Mentoring for Sustainable Learning||3.0|
Strategic Human Resources: The following courses in the Strategic Human Resources curriculum are highly recommended. Any substitution must be approved by the faculty advisor:
|ORGB 631||Leading Effective Organizations||3.0|
|MGMT 640||Strategic Human Resource Management||3.0|
|EHRD 605||Organizational Learning and Strategy||3.0|
Instructional Design (ISD) & E-Learning: The following courses in the ISD & E-Learning curriculum are highly recommended. Any substitution must be approved by the faculty advisor:
|ELL 501||The Purpose and Business of E-Learning||3.0|
|ELL 502||E-Learning Technologies||3.0|
|EDLT 550||Introduction to Instructional Design||3.0|
Project Management: The following courses in the Project Management curriculum are highly recommended. Any substitution must be approved by the faculty advisor:
|PROJ 501||Introduction to Project Management||3.0|
|PROJ 502||Project Planning and Scheduling||3.0|
|PROJ 603||Project Management Leadership||3.0|
Evaluation & Return on Investment (ROI): The following courses in the Evaluation & ROI curriculum are highly recommended. Any substitution must be approved by the faculty advisor:
|EDHE 682||The Evaluation Process||3.0|
|EDHE 684||Evaluation and Assessment in Practice||3.0|
|EHRD 608||Evaluating the Value and Impact of HRD Interventions||3.0|
EHRD 715/716 - Capstone: Co-op with Portfolio
For the MS in Human Resource Development program, the Capstone/Co-Op experience can take one of three forms: